John Boysen, 45

The memorial service for John Boysen, of Starbuck will be held on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Lowry, Minnesota, with Reverend Joe Skogmo officiating. Visitation will be on Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Starbuck Funeral Home in Starbuck. Burial will be at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Lowry.

John Boyd Boysen, son of Boyd and Olivia (Ornberg) Boysen was born on April 4, 1970 in Starbuck, Minnesota. He was baptized at the Minnewaska Lutheran Church in Starbuck and confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Lowry. John graduated from Starbuck High School in 1988. He then received a degree in carpentry from Willmar Technical College in Willmar, Minnesota. John lived in the Pope County area and worked as a mechanic. He was able to fulfill a life dream of owning his own repair shop. Wherever John worked he always brought joy to the workplace. Most recently, John worked at the Starbuck Locker, where he was learning another new talent. He also was helping his lifelong friend, Kevin Davis on his farm; caring for the farm and learning to drive semi. His plan was to plant horseradish, raspberries and strawberries.

John enjoyed cooking, golf, racecars, music, movies and fishing. Most of all, John loved spending unlimited time with his "precious girls" taking long drives.

John died on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minnesota. He was 45 years old.

He is survived by his two daughters, Brittany Ann Boysen, Hoffman, MN and Tiffany Raelin Boysen, Starbuck, MN; his mother, Olivia (John) Hansen, Starbuck, MN; two brothers, Loren (Tracy) Boysen, Lowry, MN and Dean (Jolee) Boysen, Glenwood, MN; 5 nieces, one nephew and several aunts, uncles and many special friends. John was preceded in death by his son, John Boyd Boysen Jr., his father, grandparents and a special cousin, Nick Johnson.