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16394 Glory Lane
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Phone: (952) 949-4970
Fax: (952) 949-5947
David Boorsma

David Benjamin Boorsma

Wednesday, August 12th, 1936 - Saturday, August 31st, 2019
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Boorsma, David B. age 83, of Victoria, passed away August 31, 2019.
Preceded in death by parents, Cornelius and Hulda, and brothers, Dick, Marty, Walt, and Michael. David worked for 38 years as a photographer for General Mills, and also ran his own wedding photography business. He served in the Army National Guard from 1955-1964, and was Mayor of Victoria in 1983 and 1984. David loved gardening and bringing his produce to farmers markets, where he was known for his peonies, tomatoes and pumpkins. Over the years, many preschoolers and young children made field trips to the Boorsma Farm to pick pumpkins and see the animals, and David was affectionately known by many as “Farmer Dave”.
David was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend; always willing to give away his extra produce, lend a hand to anyone, or tell you a great story. Survived by wife of 61 years, Marilynn; sons, Mark (Mary), Paul, and Peter (Jennifer); daughters Kari (Bill) Woodson, and Heidi (Kurt) Kloskin; grandchildren, Amy Readence, Ashley, Nicole and Jennifer Suter, Rika, Lydia and Erin Boorsma, Ben and Hallie Boorsma, Timothy Boorsma; great-granddaughter, Mia Helmer; many other relatives and friends.
Celebration of Life service Friday, 11:00 am at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 13600 Technology Drive, Eden Prairie. Visitation Thursday, 6:30-8 pm, and also one hour prior to service, all at the CHURCH. Interment Lakewood Cemetery. Memorials preferred to World Mission Prayer League or St. Andrew Lutheran Church designated for Spirit in the Pines Camp.
Huber Funeral & Cremation Services
Eden Prairie Chapel 952-949-4970
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 5th, 2019 | 6:30pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Thursday, September 5th, 2019 6:30pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    St. Andrew Lutheran Church
    Address
    13600 Technology Drive
    EDEN PRAIRIE, MN 55344
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  • Second Visitation

    Friday, September 6th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Friday, September 6th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    St. Andrew Lutheran Church
    Address
    13600 Technology Drive
    EDEN PRAIRIE, MN 55344
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, September 6th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Friday, September 6th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    St. Andrew Lutheran Church
    Address
    13600 Technology Drive
    EDEN PRAIRIE, MN 55344
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    Officiant
    Pastor David Lillejord
  • Interment

    Location
    Lakewood Cemetery
    Address
    3600 Hennepin Ave. South
    MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55408
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    Notes
    Axp 2 PM following funeral lunch

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Barbara Weinans

Posted at 12:04pm
Such an incredible fellow, I loved talking to him and his wonderful wife and family at the Dutch club events. He was a loyal member and we all loved his generous spirit, including the work at Festival of nations and the pumpkins at the annual meeting. He will be missed. barb weinans
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Todd Hoffman

Posted at 02:40pm
Dear Marilynn and Family
What a true joy to have been a friend and acquaintance of Dave! The pumpkin farm was a landmark when we moved to Victoria in 1988 and stopping to chat and purchase flowers and vegetables was a pleasure. Dave was the co-founder of the Chanhassen Farmers Market and served as vendor, statesman and story teller at the market for many years. He lived a life well lived and will be fondly remembered.
Sincerely
Todd Hoffman
Chanhassen Park and Recreation
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Posted at 08:49am
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Laurie Benson

Posted at 10:13pm
You and Marilyn have been a gift to me in my life.
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Kathy Dickenson

Posted at 07:50pm
So sorry to hear of your loss. I remember a party back in high school at the farm; it must have been Kari's graduation party, and I was upset over a break up. Your dad sat down next to me and talked to me for quite some time. Super Sweet!!!!
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