Beaumont Morse Boraas Tuesday, February 5, 1924 - Sunday, August 27, 2017
The Zahrbock Funeral Home of Madison, announces the death of 93 year old Beaumont Boraas of Madison who passed away on August 27, 2017 at the Madison Lutheran Home. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, September 7, 2017 at Faith Lutheran Church in Madison, MN. Rev. Kirk Meseck will officiate at the service. Burial will be in Faith Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be at 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. with the family present on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 in the Zahrbock Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will continue on Thursday morning at the church. Born February 5, 1924, Beaumont was the son of 2nd generation immigrants of Mathilda (Morseth) and Alfred O. Boraas. Beaumont was very proud of his heritage and continued to live in the century plus home built by his parents. Beaumont’s last days at the Boraas farm were in the same bedroom he was born in. Beaumont attended District #84 County school east of his parent’s home. He would walk or ride a horse to school from the first grade until eighth. He then attended high school in Madison and also in Florida where his parents would travel during the winter months to Bradenton, Florida. At all his ages, he was a strong competitor in playing shuffle board! After 10 years of schooling, he began to farm with his father for many years. This was the same land he continued to farm as an accomplished farmer until death with the aid of son Berdell. As a young child, Beaumont participated with his father during the days of steam engines and threshing bees. He purchased the family farm at age 18. He continued tending his cattle until 1968. A diversified farmer, crops consisted of corn, soybeans, flax, barley, rye, wheat and corn. Until almost the day he passed, Beaumont was able to discuss tractors, cattle and crops. He was proud to drive only orange Allis-Chalmers and rode Ford! Meanwhile, his farm home and out-buildings were well known for being all yellow! Noting that any vehicle with 4 wheels, shiny and new was attractive to him. Beaumont’s habits kept everything meticulous. Alfred and Mathilda continued to live on the farm in a trailer home until they were no longer able. For over 50 years, Beaumont was fortunate to work side by side with his own son, Berdell, continuing the family farming tradition. Marriage developed after courting wife Delores Storlien, meeting her at the Royal Cafe & bus stop on Main Street Madison. On November 21, 1943 he was united in marriage to Delores Marcella Storlien at Borgund Lutheran church. To this union two children were born, Darlene and Berdell. They continued to farm and raise their children after this marriage, along with family winter trips to Florida. After a grave illness, Delores passed away in July 1966. Shortly after, while attending his daughter Darlene’s wedding to Byron Lambe of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, he met Byron’s mother Dianne (Mobberley), also a widow. After this unique meeting they were married in July, 1968 at Faith Lutheran Church. With this marriage Beaumont welcomed her young daughter, Ruth, as his third child. They enjoyed traveling to many places, including her family in Montreal, Quebec. Bradenton continued to be a winter destination for this couple. Dianne passed away in September 2003. In life Beaumont enjoyed being with his family and had a passion for his farming. He was inventive and versatile in his talents. He was instrumental in the tractor rally to the Minnesota Capitol during the farm movement program Beaumont and proud to be a “Brother of the Brush” during the Madison Centennial. He served on Lake Shore Township Board & Faith Lutheran Church Council continuing his faith listening to Sunday services on the radio. He was very proud to have been one of the eldest members of Faith Lutheran! As a very social man, he enjoyed Tuesday drawings. These visits extended later to gatherings at sis in law Loraine Skoien’s home and then years at the nursing home with wife Dianne, and later rallying around himself. He adored visiting with people. With a sharp mind he remembered many people and all their names. Beaumont golfed for many decades. He loved CB radios and made many friends across the USA and other; usually visiting truckers on the long stretches of highway during trips to visit family in Calgary, Alberta. KES-1507 was his call number! Beaumont loved to read magazines, newspapers & farm books. He passed this gift to his children, with continual yearly subscriptions of Reader’s Digest. He was very proud of his children. Beaumont mentored son Berdell to win a Minnesota state championship Tractor Pull. Darlene was & always will be his little girl in golden curls. Beaumont was also a seasonal Floridian from a young age. His parents enrolled he and his brother, Amer, in school during the winter months for many years in Bradenton, Fla. The warm weather made its impact and Beaumont later continued the practice with his own children and both wives. He later travelled to Florida pulling a 32 foot travel trailer for many years before he and Dianne purchased a mobile home in the Palm Village Court of Bradenton. He enjoyed travel enjoying many winter trips and extended trips to Calgary with Berdell to visit Darlene and family. They enjoyed him equally. He had many mini hobbies: For many years he coin collected, sorting types and years into storage books. A goal of several years was replanting a single black soy bean, gathering its seeds yearly until he eventually had a full bag of black beans! He enjoyed card parties with relatives and neighbors. Lawrence Welk on Saturday nights, Schmoleski Good Time Band on Sundays, late night news & Puzzles in his later years, framing many. A very healthy man, until the day he passed, general health only required one medication and only one minor surgery. He was always prepared, finding his suitcoats each stocked with a comb, a pen, several Certs, and a toothpick! The Storlien family was instrumental in friendships & as family throughout his entire life. Orville & Lucille, Rueben & Evelyn, Loraine & Norval (Skoien), Valjean & Doris, Darrell & Irene, Roger & Beverly, Patricia Kashmark. Chuck & Phyllis and Myron & Mary and all their families. Beaumont lived his final months at the Madison Lutheran Home where he was surrounded by love and caring: a gentle end to a life well-lived. Death came to Beaumont on August, 27, 2017 at the Madison Lutheran Home. He had reached the age of 93 years, 6 months and 22 days. Immediate family in sorrow are son Berdell Boraas of Madison, along with Byron Lambe & family of Calgary and Ruth Mobberley Schmitz & Steven & family of Wheaton. Grandchildren: Ryan, Jonathan & Eric and Devon, Kaitlin, Peder & their families. Great Grandchildren: Myla, Max, Miller & Harper; Marcus, Georgia & Clara; Svea & Judson; Sister in law Ginny Boraas and many fond nieces, nephews and their spouses. Loved ones preceding his death are: wife Delores (nae Storlien); wife Dianne (nae Mobberley/Lambe/Martin), and beloved daughter Darlene Lambe. Also siblings, Esther (& Ray Kramer); Rueben (& Mabel); Margerat (& Russell Renstrum); and Amer.