James L. Boerst
James L. Boerst, age 78 of the Town of Lessor, passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at his home. Born on October 31, 1934 in the Town of Lessor, he was the son of the late Louis and Olga Boerst. Jim was united in marriage to Shirley Nischke on April 25, 1954. He lived in the Town of Lessor his entire life, most of which was spent farming. Jim and Shirley retired in April of 1997. He enjoyed deer hunting, reading books, playing cards, woodworking, and spending time at the cabin. He loved his grandchildren dearly and also loved to travel. Jim was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church where he was an active member and enjoyed dart ball. He also belonged to the Briarton Game Club.
Jim is survived by: his wife, Shirley; 3 children, Randy (Kim) Boerst of Pulaski, Jeff (Connie) Boerst of Seymour, Stuart Boerst of Appleton; grandchildren, Jennifer (Greg) Oelke, Courtney, Tasha, Jared, Kira, Cayla and Jenna Boerst; great-grandchildren, Dylan Teske, Ethan and Kaitlyn Rose Oelke; his sister, Jeanette Templin of Green Bay; sister-in-law, Sandi (Nick) Van Haren; brothers-in-law, Don (Lois) Nischke, Junier Nischke and Tim (Julie) Nischke and many other nieces, nephews, family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, a granddaughter, Jessica Boerst Teske, a sister-in-law, Jean Nischke and a brother-in-law, Don Templin.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 13, 2013 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in the Town of Lessor with the Rev. Mike Dismer officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the Swedberg-Wendt Funeral Home in Bonduel and on Monday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services. Swedberg-Wendt Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers a memorial through the Bellin Health Foundation has been established for the Bellin Cancer Team. The family extends a special thank you to the Bellin Cancer Team for their care and compassion, especially to Dr. Patrick Mansky, Patti Marquardt, APNP, FNP-C and Regina Sano, RN and cardiologist, Dr. Matthais Fuchs.
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette on May 10, 2013