RUSHFORD, MN - Robert "Bob" Boyum, 80, of Rushford, MN died on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, WI.
Bob was born on April 13, 1939, in Rushford, MN to Rudolph and Christine (Gorder) Boyum. He was a 1957 graduate of Peterson High School. Bob served in the U.S. National Guard in 1962. He was united in marriage to Mary Overby on September 1, 1962, at Rushford Lutheran Church in Rushford. Bob farmed for many years in the rural Peterson area. He sold grave monuments for Winona Monument Company for several years. He served on the Peterson Credit Union Board and was a member of Rushford Lutheran Church. Bob loved his Harley Davidson Motorcycle. He was a great story teller and found enjoyment in debating.
Bob is survived by his wife Mary; three children: Mark (Melissa) Boyum of Red Wing, MN, Nathan (Sharon) Boyum of Peterson, MN and Lora (Craig) Herold of Tomah, WI; grandchildren: Tucker, Taylor, Tiffany, Alyssa, Sydney Sierra, Dustin, Heather, Janell, Kenzie,and Reyna; two great-grandchildren: Micah and Nora; and by five siblings: Rudolph (Donna) Boyum, Gerald (Ursula) Boyum, Gwen (Chuck) Benson, Dwight (Paula) Boyum, and Cheryl (Ken) Eaton.
There will be a funeral service for Bob at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 13, 2020, at Rushford Lutheran Church. Burial will follow this coming Spring. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday at Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service in Rushford and one hour prior to the service on Monday at the church.
Leave a memory of Robert and sign his online guestbook at www.hofffuneral.com
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I shared this with Mary, but I also want their kids to know. Bob had pneumonia in the Spring he was a Senior in high school, I thought he was going to die & was so scared. He pulled through, obviously, and wanted to be in his senior class play. So we would sit in his light blue car and I would coach him his lines & in a short time he had them down pat. He was always kind to me, and would take Dwight & I to the root beer stand in Rushford if he was going or riding on his motorcycle. Cheryl
Dear Mary and the Boyum family, please accept my sympathy at this sad time. The loss of a loved one is never easy. May you find comfort in remembering happy family times shared through the years.
Mary and family....our deepest sympathy.....
Dear Boyum family---I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Rudy & Donna. Sorry for the loss of your brother, Bob 🙏🙏
Bob always had a story to tell, especially about our younger years, such s roller skating in Peterson school gym, or maybe the summers he worked for my dad on our farm (while still in high school). As I said, he never failed to come up with a story, and would chuckle when he'd made his point. May you rest in peace, neighbor.
So sorry to hear of your loss. May you receive comfort as you gather with friends & family to share
memories theatre so precious now. Jerry & Judy Miller
I got to know Bob and Mary at Rushford Senior Dining when I was sight manager. I liked visiting and joking with him.
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