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Jean Boretski, 82

A funeral service for Jean Boretski, age 82, of Baudette will be held on Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Baudette.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
Jean Boretski, the daughter of Florence (Arsenault) and Albert (Bert) Langstaff was born on February 11, 1928 in Rainy River, Ontario.  She graduated from Rainy River High School and later took training to be a dietitian tech.
On June 24, 1950 Jean married John Boretski in Rainy River, Ontario. John moved to Baudette in 1949 and Jean moved there following their marriage.  They have lived in the same house in Baudette ever since.
Jean worked at the Pioneer Nursing Home in Baudette for 25 years.  She played the piano and the French horn.  She enjoyed knitting, reading, and was an avid bowler.  She attended several state bowling tournaments and traveled to many other states to bowl in national events.  And at the age of 81 she bowled in the national tournament in Reno, NV.  She was active in the Woman of the Moose in Baudette, loved NASCAR and was a big Jeff Gordon fan.  She was also an avid MN Sports fan and faithfully followed the MN Gophers, Twins, Wild, and the Vikings.  She enjoyed watching her two great-grandsons who live in Baudette play hockey and golf.  She brought them to and from their events. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church for 60 years.
Jean Boretski passed away on May 31 at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo, ND
Jean is survived by her husband John of Baudette; children: Dale of Baudette, Diane (John) Carroll of Baudette, Debbie (Jim) Conway of Colorado Springs, and John of Minnesota; grandchildren, Michael (Stephanie) of Elizabethtown, KY, Stacy (Jeff) Torgeson of Baudette, David (Megan) Carroll of Calgary, Alberta, Jaime and Jonathan Conway of Colorado Springs, and Jaime (Ned) LaValla of Zimmerman, MN; great-grandchildren Evan and Ryan Torgeson, Olivia, Warren, and Reggie Lemmons, and Geno LaValla; and sisters Ruth Boissoneault, Fern Conway, and Gwen Nordine.  She is preceded in death by her parents; siblings Jack, Reggie, Gertie, and Maxine; and two infant children.

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