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Stanley Boe

Magnus Stanley Boe, 94, went to meet his Lord and Savior, August 27, 2020. He passed away at his former farm, east of Pierpont, with family by his side. Private family funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Friday SEPT 11, 2020 at Skudesnes Lutheran Church and will be live-streamed on our Facebook page. All friends and family are welcome to the public burial at 3:00 P.M. in the church cemetery. Walk through visitation will be Thursday SEPT 10 5-7 P.M. at the funeral home. “Stan the Man” as he was known, was born November 15, 1925 to Selma and the late Magnus Boe in Pierpont, SD. His father, Magnus passed away October 12, 1925, a month before his birth and his mother June 11, 1929 when he was just 3 years old. He was raised by his grandparents Andrew and Bertha Brekke and an aunt and uncle Olga and Edwin Stadsklev. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Pierpont. He attended Sunshine country school south of Andover and Pierpont High School. On his 17th birthday, he enlisted in the US Navy. From 1943-46, he served as a 1st class machinist in the engine room on the USS Winged Arrow and USS Waters transporting troops to the islands in the Pacific Theater during WWII. While on the USS Waters he took part in the landing of soldiers from the Higgins boats onto the shores of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. Upon his discharge, he returned to the Pierpont area to begin his life’s occupation as a farmer. On December 28, 1946, he married Arlene Paulson at the Skudesnes Lutheran Church in rural Pierpont, SD. To this union one daughter, Melinda was born. In 1961 they learned of the deaths of Jean (a cousin) and Robert Budd Anderson which left 6 children without parents. In 1962, Jeannie, Bonnie, Debbie, and Pennie were welcomed into their home. In 1963, Bob(Robert) and Terry also joined the family. Stan enjoyed playing the harmonica. He played for funerals and many church and nursing home programs with Bonnie and Debbie as accompanists. Dad and Debbie recorded a CD together. Stan wrote the words to a song he titled “ Jesus Savior of the World” and Debbie composed the music for it. A highlight for Stan was the honor flight trip to Washington D.C. in 2009. In 2014, he received his honorary high school diploma at the Veteran’s Day program in Langford, SD. Stan was a dedicated husband, father, farmer, veteran, Sunday school teacher, sang bass in the church choir and a member of Skudesnes Lutheran Church. He enjoyed riding his horses, Pal and Charlie. Ever the farmer, he was still hauling corn in his semi at age 92. He served on various boards in the community and at the present time was serving on the board of Bethesda homes, Webster, and a member of the American legion Charles N Young Post 99 of Pierpont having served as chaplain for many years. Surviving Stan is his wife Arlene; daughter Melinda Eikamp of Groton; Robert(Barbara)AndersonII of Pierpont, Terry(Sheila)Anderson of Aberdeen; Jeannie (Ken)Kirkland of Valdez, Alaska; Bonnie(Michael)Thiel of Valdez, Alaska; Debbie (Elroy)Olson of Pierpont; Pennie(Ross)McIntosh of Pierpont. Grandchildren Christine (Troy) Doeden of Beresford, SD; Jill(Paul) McCorkle of Olathe, KS; Robert Budd (Erin)Anderson III of Rapid City; Eric Anderson of Pierpont; Kyle (Jennifer)Anderson of Baltic; Tina (Omar Medhat)Anderson of Cairo, Egypt; Kelly Anderson of Sturgis; Bethany(Travis) Johnson of Covington, Georgia; Michael Thiel of Phoenix, Arizona; Nicholas(Bethany) Thiel of Phoenix, Arizona; Camille(Ross)Woltjer of Virginia Beach, Virginia; Nathan(Sara)Olson of Langford; Alicia(Al) Helbig of Pierre; Ashlee(Jaye)Grant of Tallahassee, Florida; Micah(Sarah)McIntosh of Pierpont; Forrest McIntosh of Pierpont; Lorne(Mary) McIntosh of Larado, Texas; Garrett McIntosh of Aberdeen. 36 great-grandchildren; his sister Vernelle Ness of Stillwater, MN; two nieces Vickie(Virgil) Paulson of Shawnee Mission, KS; Jody(Bob)Singleton of Stillwater, MN, and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Magnus and Selma Boe; grandparents; grandson Dustin Anderson; son-in-law Leonard Eikamp Jr; brothers-in-law Emil Ness and Harris Paulson; and special nephew Allan Ness.

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Please accept my deepest condolences to the family on the passing of Stan. My Dad would've so wanted me to plant a tree in his dear friend's memory.

Linda (Franzen) Berglin Sep 15 2020 12:00 AM

We will cherish our memories of Stan Boe. He always had a way of brightening a room and bringing people together. We are a blessed family to have had him in our lives. With Love, Kim Ecker (Jody Singleton's daughter)

Bob Singleton Sep 11 2020 12:00 AM

Stan meant the world to my late husband, Bob Schmidt, of Schmidt & Sons Custom Harvest. Reaching Pierpont, South Dakota, was the highlight of every summer for Bob. Once they had cut Stan's fields, they would work together until crops were in. When Bob died, Stan was one of the first calls I made, never dreaming that Stan, his cousin Julaine Busch and husband Lyle would drive to Kansas City for his service. Seeing them again meant so much to our family, and he played the harmonica one last time for Bob. He was a special man. Ellen Schmidt, Overland Park, KS

Ellen Schmidt Sep 11 2020 12:00 AM

Sorry to here that Stan has left us, we will all miss him. He and Arlene were always so friendly when we came to Pierpont. You will all be in our Prayers.

Paul and Rozella Soule Sep 11 2020 12:00 AM

Our sympathy and prayers are with each of you. What a guy! Stan always made us smile. We will miss him, too! May the Lord comfort each of you and give you strength for the difficult days ahead. Danny and Marilyn

Marilyn Sandve Mattson Sep 9 2020 12:00 AM

Grandpa Boe, with this tree, you will now forever be able to bring life to this earth! We love you and will miss you!

Jorden Matney-McCorkle and Attisen McCorkle Sep 9 2020 12:00 AM

Stan and Arlene are my second parents. I almost grew up at their home near Pierpont. Melinda and I are best friends. I love you Stan and will miss you. Byron and Madonna Paulson

Madonna & Byron Paulson Sep 3 2020 12:00 AM

With loving memories of "Stanley Boe". Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you

Tribute Store Sep 3 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Stanley Boe

Louie Wojcik Aug 31 2020 12:00 AM

We at Louie's Auto have known Stan for many years and will miss his red truck going by and talking to us. He will be missed. Sympathies to his family.

Louie Wojcik Aug 31 2020 12:00 AM

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