Leslie Boedigheimer Sr.Leslie "Boedie" A. Boedigheimer Sr., 74, of Cloquet, Minn., died peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, April 13, 2013, in Solvay Hospice House, where he was treated by efficient, tender and benevolent staff. He could not have spent his last days in a better place.
Leslie "Boedie" A. Boedigheimer Sr., 74, of Cloquet, Minn., died peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, April 13, 2013, in Solvay Hospice House, where he was treated by efficient, tender and benevolent staff. He could not have spent his last days in a better place.
Born Sept. 13, 1938, in Cloquet, he was the son of the late Roman and Cecilia (Rosenthal) Boedigheimer. Les served with the U.S. Air Force from 1957 to 1961. After his first year of service in Africa, he returned to the U.S., completing his term at MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Fla. After an honorable discharge, he and his family returned to Cloquet where he was born and raised. Les became gainfully employed by the then Northwest Paper Company, retiring from Potlatch at age 58. He thoroughly enjoyed his retirement living life fully, but simply. He knew how very blessed he was to have been given so many years at leisure. Les would have celebrated his 37th year of sobriety this August, all of those years being active in AA. He enjoyed easy walks through Pine Valley, history and geography, Blondie and Dagwood comics, and was always eating candy. Among the many things he loved, food was at the top of the list.
Les was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Mary Ann McCuskey; and brothers, Donald, Vernon, Kenneth and Gordy.
He is survived by five children, Susan M. (Guy) Wait of Carlton, Minn., Charles R. Boedigheimer of Cloquet, Leslie A. "Tony" (Tami) Boedigheimer Jr. of Cloquet, Mary K. (Scott) Johnson of Esko, Minn., and Tracy A. (Jay Rosene) Boedigheimer of Monticello, Minn.; six grandchildren, Louis and Joseph Abramowski, and Tyler, Tameira, Trista and Treigh Boedigheimer; brothers, Frannie (Joan) Boedigheimer and Cecil Boedigheimer; brother-in-law, Harry McCuskey; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Les requested a private service, which will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, he would be pleased if you made a donation to the Paralyzed Veterans of America.
Arrangements provided by Nelson Funeral Care, Cloquet. See the family online guest book at www.nelsonfuneralcare.net.
Les died at peace with all, including himself, and was looking forward to going home.
April 18, 2013 ~ Pine Journal, Cloquet, Minn.