ROGER L. BOBENRoger Lee Boben, 63, of Proctor, died Friday, June 8, 2012, in Solvay House surrounded by his family.
ROGER L. BOBEN
Roger Lee Boben, 63, of Proctor, died Friday, June 8, 2012, in Solvay House surrounded by his family.
He was born Oct. 6, 1948, to Albin and Pearl (Abell) Boben, in Duluth. Roger grew up in the Gary-New Duluth neighborhood, graduating from Morgan Park High School in 1966. He went to vocational school and graduated from an electrical apprenticeship preparatory course.
On April 3, 1970, Roger married Sandy "Punky" Anderson of Two Harbors. They moved to Proctor in 1973 where together they raised their family.
Roger was a talented "Mr. Fix-it" and enjoyed many hobbies, including camping, fishing, hunting, but mostly he liked restoring and working on old cars.
In 1992, Roger and his wife purchased a cabin in the Three Lakes area where Roger truly enjoyed spending most of his summers, with his family.
He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Proctor and Teamsters Local 346. Throughout the years Roger worked for U.S. Steel and Shell Oil Co. Roger retired from Fleming Foods after 28 years of service and later worked for ISD 709 driving school bus until illness caused him to leave that also.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother-in-law.
Roger is survived by his wife of 42 years, Sandy "Punky"; daughters Kim (Troy) Eaton of Proctor and Amy (Brent) Folkestad of Saginaw; son Brent of Proctor; grandsons Tyler, Jacob, Blake and Ryder Eaton; granddaughters Ellie and Sophie Folkestad and Madelyne Boben; his brother and best friend, Robert (Nancy) Boben, of Folsom, Calif.; brother Jerry Boben of Duluth; sister June Guenther, of Rochester, Minn.; several nieces and nephews; as well as his brothers and sisters-in-law; and his loyal dog, Callie.
Roger was the rock that his family depended upon and will be missed by all.
Gathering of family and friends: 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, in the Cremation Society of Minnesota, 4100 Grand Ave., Duluth, and 2 until the 3 p.m. memorial service Wednesday, June 13, in Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 701 Third Ave., Proctor.
Arrangements entrusted to the Cremation Society of Minnesota, Duluth.