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Muriel D. Booge

October 7, 1930 — December 6, 2015

Muriel Dena Booge, age 85, a lifetime resident of the Nevis, MN area, peacefully entered eternity on Sunday evening, December 6th, 2015 at the Heritage Living Center in Park Rapids, MN with her loved ones at her side singing “Angels We Have Heard on High”. Muriel was born on October 7, 1930 near Lake George, MN to Reginald and Mata (Sitz) Dudley. She graduated from the Nevis Public High School with the Class of 1948. On August 17, 1948, Muriel was united in marriage to the love of her life, Francis Martin “Franny” Booge. This union was blessed with nine children. She devoted herself to making a warm and loving home for her husband and children. She was a wonderful cook and baker who will be long remembered for her delicious homemade breads, sweet rolls, pumpkin pie and donuts. Muriel would often work late into the night sewing clothes for her children, quilting, or doing embroidery work for family or friends. Muriel loved the outdoors and looked forward to planting a large vegetable garden with Fran each spring, which they would nurture into fruitful abundance to preserve for the needs of their large family. For her enjoyment, Muriel would sit at her kitchen window and watch the birds as they fed from the numerous bird feeders she had collected over the years. Her family is comforted by their memories of her happiness displayed by the wonderful songs she would sing or whistle while she worked. Muriel was a woman of deep faith. She was a life time member of the First English Lutheran Church in Dorset where she was involved in various church organizations. Above all, Muriel’s legacy that will live on in the lives of her children and grandchildren was her unconditional love and devotion to family. She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter-in-law, Suzie Booge of Bemidji, MN; her son, Kelly (Margaret) Booge of Bemidji, MN; her seven daughters: Cheryl Crist and Lois (Jerry) Avenson all of Park Rapids, MN; Rita “RJ” Princetyn (Cordell) Kelley of Baltimore, MD, Valerie (Rick) Quayle of Bagley, MN; Shelly “Toni” (Jim Kramer) Coy of Akeley, MN; Tami (Mark Chelette) Booge-Chelette of Navarre, FL and Kristi (Jason) Kath of Kent, WA; 28 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren and 6 great- great grandchildren; four brothers: Ervin (Renee) Dudley, Dennis (Evelyn) Dudley and Herman Dudley all of Nevis, MN and Maynard (Joan) Dudley of Carson, WA; four sisters: Mary Biermeier of Nevis, MN, Kay Hellkamp of Park Rapids, MN; Mina (Alton) Lindgren of Lebanon, OR and Marlene (Nick) Litzau of Park Rapids, MN; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Muriel was preceded in death by her parents; Franny, her dearly loved husband of 66 years; her son, Roger who died in 1994; her son-in-law, Charles Crist; grandson, Jeremy Quayle and three brothers: Victor, Major and Al. Memorial services will be held 11 AM Saturday, December 12, 2015 at the First English Lutheran Church in Dorset with Pastor Chris Davis officiating. Lila Kalish will be the organist. The urn bearers will be longtime family friends: Dwaine and Donna McCullion and Darrel and Janet Gruis. The honorary urn bearers will be all of Muriel’s grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Interment will be made in the Dudley Memorial Cemetery near Nevis in July 2016. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7:30 pm Friday, December 11, 2015 at the Jones-Pearson Funeral Home in Park Rapids and for one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church. A luncheon will be hosted by the church following the service. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the Heritage Living Center, Living At Home/Park Rapids, or the First English Lutheran Church in Dorset. To view the video tribute or to leave on line condolences, please visit www.jonespearson.com.
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