Goldie Boelman

Goldie Rosalyn Boelman, 96, Luverne, died Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at the Ava’s House Hospice in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

A funeral service was Friday, May 25, at the First Presbyterian Church in Luverne. Burial followed at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne.

Goldie Siemer was born to Herman and Anna (Rubbie) Siemer on Aug. 12, 1921, at their home north of Ellsworth in Westside Township, Nobles County. The family later moved east of Ellsworth where Goldie attended country school for eight years and then graduated from Ellsworth High School in 1940. She worked in the Ellsworth Bank for several years following graduation.

On June 6, 1946, Goldie married Marvin Boelman at the Zion Presbyterian Church in Ellsworth. In 1947 they moved to the Boelman farm near Ash Creek.  In the spring of 1969 the couple purchased and moved to the Lehmann farm west of Luverne and enjoyed farm life until retirement in 1995 when they built a new home in Luverne. Marvin died on Aug. 1, 1999. Goldie sold her home in the late summer of 2013 and moved to The Oaks in Luverne. On Dec. 26, 2017, she became a resident of the Parkview Manor Nursing Home in Ellsworth.

Goldie was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Luverne and was also an active circle member. She was also a member of the Luverne Lions Club for 25 years and enjoyed volunteering as a seamstress at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne.

Goldie is survived by four daughters, Trudy Boelman, San Diego, California, Debra Ringkob, Jackson, Gail (Rick) Harmelink, Inwood, Iowa, and Jodie (Arthur) Schott, Sioux Falls; six grandchildren, John (Jeani) Ringkob, Highlands Ranch, Colorado, Mark (Jennifer) Ringkob, Edina, Brad (Kelsey Hart) Vander Woude, Sioux Falls, Brent (Grace Oren) Vander Woude, Sioux Falls, Scott Vander Woude, Sioux Falls and Jill and Matthew Schott, Sioux Falls; six great-grandchildren, Jacob, Leah and Peter Ringkob, Riley Vander Woude, and Benjamin and Andrew Ringkob; and two sisters-in-law, Adeline and Enore Boelman.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her  husband, Marvin; one sister, Drusilla Siemer; one brother, Elmer Siemer; and a son-in-law, Kent Ringkob.

Arrangements were provided by Dingmann Funeral Home of Luverne, www.dingmannandsons.com.

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