Gary E. Boyum

Gary E. Boyum

Gary Erdman Boyum, 73, of Bradenton, Fla., passed away August 4 after a lengthy and hard fought illness.  

Survived by his loving and doting wife of 55 years Connie (née Peterson); sister Marsha (Michael Holter) Ellingson; children: Lisa Ryan-Boyum and Todd (Stephanie) Boyum; grandchildren: Alison (Troy) Gilbertson, Jacob (Angelee Rehbein) Ryan, Daniel (Nicole) Ryan, Jr., Taylor (Ben) Moen, Anna Boyum, and Cassandra Boyum; great-grandchildren: Tanner and Zachary Gilbertson, Kaden, Carter, and Beau Ryan, and Halle Jo Ryan; and many nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents Erdman and Helen Boyum, sister Gail Draper, son-in-law Daniel Ryan, granddaughter Chloe Boyum, and great-grandson Jack Gilbertson.

Gary was loved by all who knew him. He was known for his honesty, humor, many stories, and love for his family. He claimed his greatest accomplishment was his family. His unwavering love for his wife, Connie, was an inspiration. Together they spent their summers at their lake home in Danbury, Wis. and their winters in Bradenton, Fla. 

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 at the Rushford Lutheran Church. The visitation was held at White Funeral Home in Lakeville, Minn., on Wednesday, August 8, and will be from 10-11 a.m. prior to the service on Thursday at church. 

Submit online condolences at The family would like to thank all the doctors and wonderful nurses at St. Mary’s and Bethesda Hospitals.