Jack Boomgaarden

Jack Boomgaarden

Jack Alan Boomgaarden, 63, rural Magnolia, died peacefully in his home Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021.

A funeral service was Monday, Dec. 13, at Rock County Sportsman’s Club in Luverne. Burial followed at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Memorials may be directed to the Rock County Sportsman’s Club.

Jack Boomgaarden was born on April 3, 1958, to Alvin and Elaine (Arp) Boomgaarden at the Luverne Community Hospital in Luverne. He was raised on the family farm north of Magnolia, where he helped with chores and fieldwork. He enjoyed playing football, basketball and baseball. He later played for the Adrian A’s baseball team. He also enjoyed bowling, trap shooting, pheasant hunting and shooting pool. Following graduation from Magnolia High School in 1976, he attended school at Ridgewater Vocational & Technical School in Willmar, where he studied carpentry.

On Nov. 14, 1981, Jack married Debbie Walgrave at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Luverne. The couple made their home on the farm and were blessed with six children. Jack had a passion for farming, working the land and caring for the animals. He was a hard worker and took pride in providing for his family.

Jack was baptized at the Methodist Church in Magnolia. He was an avid sports fan and followed all teams in the area. He was a member of the Rock County Sportsman’s Club in Luverne, where he served as a past president of the club and donated his time and talents when able.

Jack is survived by his six children, Jessica (Brian) Knips of Magnolia, Melissa (Billy) Cowell of Luverne, Tera (Chris) Morgan of Excelsior, Micah (Dawn) Boomgaarden of Delano, Josh (Alisha) Boomgaarden of Beaver Creek, and Mariah (Ben) Raabe of St. James; 15 grandchildren, Jaden, Collin, Lucy, Tyson, Amira, Hannah, Emma, Harrison, Madeline, Calvin, Nolan, Wells, Lenox, Elouise, and Wesley; his father, Alvin Boomgaarden of Luverne; three brothers, Wes (LeAnn) Boomgaarden of Columbus, Ohio, Randy (Joan) Boomgaarden of Zumbrota, and Jeff Boomgaarden of Credit River; and other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Elaine Boomgaarden and an infant brother, Dale Boomgaarden.

Arrangements were provided by Hartquist Funeral Home of Luverne, hartquistfuneral.com.

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