Richard Bolduc

Richard “Dick” Bolduc, 79, of Motley, passed away July 12, 2021, at his home in Motley. 

 Services were held July 20 at the Brenny Family Funeral Chapel in Staples. 

Interment was held July 21 at the MN State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls. 

Richard Llewellyn Bolduc was born March 8, 1942, in Minneapolis to Llewellyn and Margaret (Waldorf) Bolduc. He entered active military service in the United States Marines on March 18, 1959 and served his country in the Philippines and Hong Kong as a member of the Military Police. He received an Honorable Discharge on March 17, 1965 and achieved the rank of LCPO E3.

Dick married Beverly Nelson on Sept. 26, 1964.  This marriage was blessed with two daughters, Beth and Suzanne. They resided in Spring Lake Park, Motley and Roosevelt and wintered in Palm Harbor, Florida. Dick and Beverly shared almost 57 years of marriage.

Dick was employmed by Burlington Northern Railroad in Brainerd, working as a machinist until he retired.  

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time at his lake home in Roosevelt and at Lake of the Woods sitting around the campfire with family and friends. Dick was best known for taking many “trips of a lifetime” to hunt and fish in Alaska and other areas around the country. He was always ready to offer advice and exchange witty banter with family and friends. He was known for regularly wearing colorful lounge pants. Dick was a man who could fix anything, loved woodworking and built his family home in Motley. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. 

Dick is survived by his wife, Beverly; two daughters, Beth (Roger) Williamson and Suzanne (Greg) McKibbon, both of Spokane, WA; six grandchildren, Kelsie (Kris) Herda, Ashley (Beau) Siegel, Kylee (Curtis) Spores, Sammie (Trevor) Ragan, Rachel McKibbon and Alyssa McKibbon; six great-grandchildren, Addison, Bailey, Keeva, MaKenzie, Coben, Alayna; five siblings, Sandra Haertzen, Peter (Darlene) Bolduc, James (Judy) Bolduc, Paul (Rose) Bolduc, Katherine (Ed) Eisenschenk; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Dick is preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Michael Bolduc and one brother-in-law, Dennis Haertzen.

Arrangements were by the Brenny Family Funeral Chapel, Staples.

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