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ALBERT BOEVE was born on the family farm north of Hull, Iowa on March 30, 1924 to Henry and Ella (Bos) Boeve. He was the fourth of fifteen children born to this union. He attended country school through the eighth grade and then worked for area farmers. It was then that he met Cynthia Intveld. The couple was engaged before he was drafted into the United States Army in February of 1945. After basic training, Albert was sent to the Pacific war zone and served his time guarding the ruins of Hiroshima. Later, he volunteered to be a military police officer in Tokyo, Japan and stood guard at the war crime trials. He was honorably discharged as a Corporal in December of 1946. Upon return, Albert was married to Cynthia on February 14, 1947. They made their first home on a farm near Sheldon, Iowa. In March of 1948, they moved to a farm south of Luverne, Minnesota. In 1981, after 34 years on the farm, they moved to the city of Luverne. However, he continued farming for several more years. Cynthia preceded Albert in death on November 13, 2010. On Saturday, April 3, 2021, Albert went to be with his Lord while at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage at the age of 97 years and 4 days.
Albert was a charter member of the American Reformed Church in Luverne in 1955. He served as a deacon on the first consistory and was also a Sunday school superintendent and a member of the men’s brotherhood. In his younger years, he could often be found playing fast-pitch softball. Albert enjoyed going to the sale barn and having daily coffee with friends in his free time.
Albert is survived by his three children, Allen (Elaine) Boeve of Steen, Minnesota, Randall (Becky) Boeve of Slayton, Minnesota, and Myron (Shirley) Boeve of Luverne, Minnesota; seven grandchildren, Lynette (Paul) Schultz, Craig (Nancy) Boeve, Heather (Jim) Hoekman, Melanie (Ross) Behrends, Matthew (Dana) Boeve, Melissa (Nate) Buckland, and Brittany (Cody) Neumiller; 16 great-grandchildren; brothers, Arthur Boeve of Hills, Minnesota and C. James (fiance Janice Lustfield) Boeve of Beaver Creek, Minnesota; sisters, Doreen (Arnold) Hulshuf of Sioux Center, Iowa, Eleanor Warntjes of Hull, Iowa, and Helen Overman of Rock Rapids, Iowa; brother-in-law, Bill Ostra of Winnconne, Wisconsin; and sisters-in-law, Joan Boeve of Hills, Minnesota, Lois (Roger) Baatz of Rock Rapids, Iowa, and Arlene Traber of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cynthia Boeve; parents, Henry and Ella Boeve; brothers, Henry C. (Joanna and Darlene) Boeve, Case (Elizabeth) Boeve, Donald Boeve, Everett Boeve, Merlin Boeve, Gary Boeve, and Ervin (Sara) Boeve; sisters, Gertrude (Gilbert) Leusink and Lois Ostra; brothers-in-law, John Warntjes and Tunis Overman; and sisters-in-law, Henrietta Boeve and Sharon Boeve.