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Keith Boelter

July 13, 1946 — September 6, 2021

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KEITH JEROME BOELTER (Pronounced “Bell”-“Ter” to any Midwest Scandinavians with O issues) entered eternal life peacefully September 6, 2021, six hours before his normal wakeup time of approximately 20 minutes before the Price is Rights final showdown.
His spirit will be carried on through everyone who met him. He was a Jet Setter, Tenor in Choirs across the world, School Teacher and such an infectious patron of God who was truly the last of the gifted story tellers. Many thought his stories couldn’t be true until he pulled out a picture or item to show his stories were not only real but mesmerizing.
He proudly told you his story of playing a Strativarius, hanging out with Lucille Ball, meeting his friend’s godfather, the one and only, Frank Sinatra. He talked about doing champagne weekend getaways and would never let you forget the one going to Seattle, WA, yup the one where he was putting his luggage in the overhead storage of the plane, and he felt a sudden cool breeze and realized his shorts were around his ankles.
He talked about the school he called home, Saint John’s University in Collegeville, MN. He bragged that his roommate ended up being the president of that University (yes, it’s true) and so many other stories that along this journey should have been written into a book titled “Keith Boelter’s Larger Than Life, Life Story.”
Did I forget to mention Keith and his twin brother were adopted by Harold and Agnes (Kempf) Boelter of Pipestone, where he was raised and attended school. Plot twist - He found out in college after a choir performance that he and his twin brother had other brothers and sisters, seventeen to be exact. Yup you heard that right 17!
After high school and college, he went into the United States Army for two years. After the Army he became a teacher, but not just any teacher, a music teacher who worked for the United States Department of Defense. As he would say, “It was a job where I taught the general’s kids.” This job was his true love and it brought him across the world including many years in Germany, Japan and even Mexico.
He is survived by his brother, Tom (Nancy) Juenemann of Waite Park, Minnesota; many nieces and nephews; and countless friends around the world.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Doris (Hilary) Markfort; twin brother, Craig Boelter; and 15 other brothers and sisters.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

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