Brian Jay Boman


Brian Jay Boman, 59, passed away unexpectedly in his sleep the night of October 7, 2021 at his home in Lakeland Florida. He was born in Duluth on May 21, 1962 to Herman Joel (Bud) Jr, and Joyce Marie Roginski Boman. Brian was raised in Lester Park and graduated from East High School in 1980. He held many jobs in construction before moving to Florida. There he was a tree trimmer in Englewood, then moved to Lakeland where he managed a large mobile home park. Lakeland is where he met the love of his life, Lorri Townsend. They lived together for 16 years, and planned to be married this coming January 2022. In Lakeland, he left the mobile home park and started his own business. He sold fresh fish, seafood, meat, etc., via his large mobile unit in various areas. His customers were enormous and loved his food.

Brian was well-loved because he was so sweet and a ton of fun. He had many, many friends – so popular and loved.

He was a huge fan of Tampa FL professional sports teams. He liked boating, pickleball, racket ball, and golf.

He is preceded in death by his parents and grandparents; cousins Barbara Boman, Michael Larson, Michelle Cianciola, and all aunts and uncles except Carl Larson.

He is survived by his love Lorri, daughters Crystal (Nate) Atkinson, Tanya LaCapra, and many grandchildren. Sister Adele (Bunny) Hartwick (Jon-deceased) and their children Meghan and Brandon (Ginger) Hartwick; brother Joel (Vicki) and their children Deanna (Shawn) Fitzpatrick, Andrea (Earnest) Jeyaraja, Allison (Michael) Ryan, Janna (Jesse) Daniel, Bethany (Brian) Pavlock, Kara (Jesse) Lowe, Julia (Andy) Rubio, and Jared Boman; brother Kevan and his children Jessica Boman, Jennifer Myer, and Kali Boman; sister Mary (Michael) Schiltz and their children Michael (Cassandra Neperud) Malmquist and Merisa Malmquist. Many cousins: Susan (Don) Hanson, Beth (Steve) Freeman; Joyce Nelson Young, Claudia Cottingham, Dave Larson, Steve Larson, Mark Messina, Toni (Tom) Kasell, Michael (Mary) Messina, and Paul and Rene Cianciola. And his best Friends Jim & Cheryl Durovec.

A celebration of life will be held at his and Lorri’s home in Lakeland FL, date yet to be determined. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to Choice, unlimited, the disabled persons’ day program provider in which his special needs niece, Meghan is a client. Address is 1829 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55812. Thank you so much for your prayers and kind, loving comments and feelings.