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Virginia "Virg" Karen Boever
Virginia Karen Boever “Virg” passed away on Friday, January 7, 2022 due to an intracranial hematoma caused by a fall on January 2, 2022. The head injury and a subsequently discovered tumor proved too much even for her formidable will and the excellent and compassionate care of the doctors and nurses at Alomere Health/Douglas County Hospital.
Virginia was born on March 6, 1955, to Raymond and Shirley Boever in Paynesville, Minnesota. Virg attended a number of secondary schools and graduated from Grove City High School. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in History at the University of Minnesota, Morris, then ventured east to Washington and Lee University School of Law where she earned her Juris Doctor in 1980. She was admitted to the Minnesota Bar and US District Court in 1981.
Virg was dedicated to social justice. She was a well-respected member of the legal community. She began her practice with Western Minnesota legal aid, brief private practice, and then served as a public defender for nearly 30 years. She retired from her law practice in 2017, and after that, every day was Saturday.
Virg was known for her wild creativity and she always looked for the chance to play. Her home and life were filled with whimsy. She was quirky, funny, and blunt. She was tremendously loyal and kind. Virg was an avid sports fan, and was the catalyst for family and friends to gather for many events and marathon weekends. To be clear, she did not run. Ever.
She was a doting aunt to Bess and Jackson, and to neighborhood kids Cameron, Josie, and Mark. They spent hours playing games, reading and crafting with Virg. She was a dear and generous friend to many. Signs of Virg are everywhere in the lives she leaves behind.
Virg will always be in the hearts of her brother, Peter, and sister-in-law, Brenda, niece and nephew, Bess and Jackson; dear friend, Michael Anderson; niece and nephews, Sara, Seth, Alex, and Josh; aunt, Gwen Fredeen and cousins, Diane, Deb, Shannon, Brad, and Shawn; many friends and colleagues; brother, Dean and nephew, Thomas; sister, Kathy and niece, Tymeku.
A gathering to celebrate Virg’s life will be held from 2-5 p.m., Saturday, April 23, 2022, with a short program at 3 p.m., at Lind Family Funeral & Cremation Services in Alexandria.
Virg was a high school classmate of mine. Not only was she very intelligent, but she had a wonderful sense of humor. My sympathy to her family.
Rita Pedersen Ackerman Apr 20 2022 7:16 AM
A high school classmate. Our clas s valedictorian. Very bright. But real crazy too. A hoot to be around once you got to know her. Sorry to hear of her tragedy
Philip Bergstrom Apr 19 2022 11:05 PM
Virg and I became friends during our days at UMM when I'd play guitar and sing for her. Her great intellect was matched only by her great heart. Virg constantly asked me to perform Gordon Lightfoot's "If You Could Read My Mind". Every time I play that tune, I remember the philosophical conversations I shared with Virg. God Speed, Virginia.
Jeff Taylor, UMM 1975 Apr 18 2022 8:58 PM
Virg’s compassion for people, passion for justice, and ability to inject humor to lighten heaviness is remembered, and great lessons for life! Spoff
Greg Spofford Apr 17 2022 1:41 PM
A candle was lit in memory of Virginia "Virg" Boever
Bonnie Nordlund Apr 5 2022 5:31 PM
Rest In Peace Virg. I was privileged to get to know you while you served as a most admirable Public Defender. In that role you were nothing less than amazing!
Rex Tucker Jan 19 2022 9:12 AM
Virg always kept things interesting. She always had a quick response. It was a joy to work with Virg. RIP lovely lady💖🙏🏻💖
Elaine Wilken Jan 14 2022 4:19 PM
Virg was a colleague, a friend, and a neighbor. Her kindness and quick wit will be missed by many. My condolences to her family and all those who loved her.
Heidi Schultz Jan 13 2022 7:57 PM
Virg was scathingly funny, warm, and generous. My sincere sympathy to her family and many friends.
Megan Burkhammer Jan 13 2022 8:44 AM
Virg was a wonderful colleague at work for nearly our entire careers. Our friendship continued with many shared times. Will miss you Virg,
Neil Johnson Jan 12 2022 5:25 PM