David Thomas Bolduc, age 93, formerly of South Minneapolis and Greenfield, died Monday, Dec. 7, 2009, at St. Therese Health Care Center in New Hope.
He was born Jan. 22, 1916, to Louis and Laura (nee Pumarlo) Bolduc in Corcoran Township.
David served in the South Pacific with the Army Air Corp. from 1942 to 1945, during World War II.
He was joined in holy marriage to Evelyn R. Splittstoesser June 12, 1947, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in St. Paul. God blessed their marriage with a daughter, JoAnne.
David was employed by Williams Wholesale Hardware for 34 years in Minneapolis, retiring in 1980. Always a hard worker, he soon began working part time at Erickson New Market in Plymouth, retiring from there after 15 years, at the age of 81.
A faithful member of Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, David formerly served as a church greeter.
He was also a member of the St. Michael Legion Post 567.
David loved to travel, and enjoyed gardening, fishing, dancing, and playing cards. His favorite pastime was to watch videos of “The Lawrence Welk Show.”
He is survived by his daughter, JoAnne J. (James E.) Murray of Greenfield; grandchildren James P. Murray and Jodi (Parc) Gunderson; great-grandchildren Avery and Ashley Gunderson; sister-in-law Esther Johnson of Crystal; and many other relatives and friends.
David was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Laura Bolduc; a brother, Francis; a sister, Eva; and his wife of 57 years, Evelyn.
Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 12 at 10:30 a.m. at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greenfield, with visitation for one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment was at the Salem Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery.
Arrangements were by the Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home.