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Obituary for Burton E. Bolduan


Burton E. Bolduan, of Caledonia, Minnesota, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 30, 2020, at the Caledonia Rehab and Retirement Facility in Caledonia, Minnesota. He was born October 16, 1936, in Union Township, Minn., at the home of his parents, Frank and Martha Bolduan. Burton graduated from Caledonia High School. He married Joyce Somermeyer in June of 1958. They purchased the home farm from his parents and raised their family there. Burton was a proud dairy farmer his whole life. He was also an active member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Caledonia and served on the church council for nine years. Burton and Joyce enjoyed traveling, snowmobiling, golfing, bowling, and playing cards for over 55 years in the same card club of friends. Burton is survived by his wife of nearly 62 years, Joyce; son, Steven (Sheila); daughters, Kari and Nancy (Mike); daughter in-law, Cindy; grandchildren, Maribeth (Justin), Anne (Brad), Erin (Kyle), Patrick (Jaralyn), Samantha, Navarae, Hannah, and Heidi; great-grandchildren Logan, Lyric, Henry, Gunner, Maverick, Hadley, Lylah, Eloise, Amelia, and Vivian; and sisters, Verna and Marcile. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Martha; his father and mother in-law, Albert and Frieda Somermeyer; son, Michael; brothers, Frank Jr. and Roland; and sisters, Delores and Alice. Funeral services will be held at a time to be determined at St. John ’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Caledonia, Minnesota. The burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Homes and Crematory, Caledonia Chapel, is assisting the family during their time of need. Online condolences may be offered at the funeral home website, www.jandtfredrickson.com.