Bernadine "Dolly" A. Boiteau, 92, of Chippewa Falls, village of Lake Hallie, died Saturday, December 19, 2020 at her daughter’s residence with her family by her side under the care of Mayo Clinic Hospice.
Bernadine was born March 28, 1928 in Chippewa Falls, the daughter of Emil and Mathilda (Rothbauer) Kelm.
On July 16, 1946, Bernadine married Howard Boiteau, Sr. at Sacred Heart Church in Jim Falls. She was a member of Notre Dame Church.
Bernadine worked at Mason Shoe Company for many years.
Her sense of humor and her lucky horseshoe will never be forgotten. She was a great fisherman and card player. She will be missed by many. May she rest in peace.
Bernadine is survived by two sons, David “Butch” (Kathy) Boiteau and Steve (Jane) Boiteau both of Jim Falls; three daughters, Bonnie (Pete) Emerson, Joanne (Robert) Travaglio and Roxanne (Steve) Goettl all of Chippewa Falls; daughter-in-law, Bea Boiteau of Jim Falls; brother, Jerry (Vi) Kelm of Minnesota; sister, Betty Streeter of Minnesota; sister-in-law, Carol Kelm of Chippewa Falls; 17 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Bernadine was preceded in death by her husband, Howard, Sr. on April 6, 1992; three sons, Lee, Howard, Jr. and Gary Boiteau; two daughters in infancy; one brother, Don Kelm; two sisters, Marlys Simmons and Vernetta Green; and three grandsons, John Goettl, Thomas Sommerfeld, Jr and Michael Boiteau.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 23 at Notre Dame Church in Chippewa Falls. The Very Rev. Jesse Burish will be celebrant of the funeral Mass. Inurnment will be in Hope Mausoleum in Chippewa Falls at a later date.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 22 and from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Horan Funeral Home in Chippewa Falls. There will be a Christian vigil service at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Per the state mandate, facemasks are required for all those attending.
AFTER SERVICE NOTICE:
Funeral services for Bernadine "Dolly" A. Boiteau were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 23 at Notre Dame Church in Chippewa Falls.
The Very Rev. Jesse Burish was celebrant of the funeral Mass.
Music during the Mass was provided by David and Sue Van de Loo. Readings were given by Lisa Mancl.
Casket bearers were Bud, Jason and Travis Boiteau, Erik Goettl, Rick Sommerfeld and Andy Travaglio.
Tuesday evening Rev. Burish led the family, relatives, and friends in a Christian vigil service at the funeral home.
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