Boerboom, Sophie

Birth Name Boerboom, Sophie
Gender female
Age at Death 93 years, 9 months, 14 days


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 14 February 1909 Minnesota, United States   1a
Census (Daughter) 29 April 1910 Grandview, Lyon, Minnesota, United States   2a
Census 3 April 1930 414 South Elm Street, Pipestone, Pipestone, Minnesota, United States Boarder in household of Charles H Mcgowan and family 3a
Occupation 1930 Pipestone, Minnesota, United States 4H Agricultural club leader 3a
Death 28 November 2002 St. Anne’s Extended Healthcare, Winona, Winona, Minnesota, United States   4a
Obituary 28 November 2002     4a
Event Note

Sophia Gernes
November 28, 2002

Sophia Marie (Boerboom) Gernes, 93, formerly of Wilson Township died Thursday evening November 28th at St. Anne’s Extended Healthcare.
Sophia was born February 14, 1909 in Grandview Township near Ghent, MN to Carnelius and Marie (Vanden Berghe) Boerboom. She graduated from St. Agnes High School in Ghent in 1924 and from School of Agriculture, University of Minnesota in 1929. She was a County 4H Club-Agent in Pipestone County and taught at the Pipestone Indian School. While attending the School of Agriculture she met Albert Gernes, they were married on October 25th 1932 at St. Eloi Church in Ghent. The couple lived and farmed in Wilson Township. She entered St. Anne’s in 1991, Albert died in 1995.
Sophia was a member of Immaculate Conception Church of Wilson Township, where she had served as organist for 30 years. She also was a club leader for the Wilson Fireflies 4H Club, served as Deanery President of Winona Council of Catholic Women and National Rural Life Chairman. Sophia had a special love for babies and small children.
Survivors include two sons, Jerome (Mary) Gernes of Winona and Norbert (Pat) Gernes of Eden Prairie, two daughters, Cornelia (Leo) Kryzer of Lewiston and Sonia Gernes of the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN, 23 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren, two sisters Evelyn Berends and Clarice (Bill) Versaevel both of Marshall, four brothers Harry Boerboom of Ghent; Cornelius Boerboom of Marshall, Andrew and Walter Boerboom both of Cottonwood. In addition to her husband Albert, three infant daughters, three brothers; John, Joseph and Francis, and two sisters; Mary and Theresa have died.
There will be a Funeral Mass 10:30 AM Monday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at Wilson with the Rev. John Sauer officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church from 6-8:30 PM Sunday and one hour before services Monday. There will be a prayer service at 8PM Sunday at the church.
Hoff Funeral Home’s – Burke Winona Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements

Graduation 1924 St. Agnes High School, Ghent, Lyon, Minnesota, United States   4a


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Boerboom, Cornelis Joannes5 June 1881
Mother van den Berghe, Marie Aleida1880
         Boerboom, Sophie 14 February 1909 28 November 2002
    Sister     Boerboom, Theresa C 31 August 1910 1962
    Brother     Boerboom, Henry John 8 October 1911 5 April 2005
    Sister     Boerboom, Evelyn Bertha 20 November 1912 7 January 2009
    Brother     Boerboom, John Cornelius 9 June 1914 14 June 1991
    Brother     Boerboom, Joseph William 31 August 1915 26 August 1994
    Brother     Boerboom, Cornelius Archie 9 June 1918 5 February 2009
    Brother     Boerboom, Andrew Henry 23 October 1919 3 January 2010
    Sister     Boerboom, Clarice Marie 3 May 1922 22 June 2017
    Brother     Boerboom, Walter George 1 July 1924 13 May 2011

Source References

  1. Minnesota Department of Health: Minnesota Births and Christenings, 1840-2002
      • Date: February 1909
      • Page: Certificate Number: 1909-13561
  2. United States Census, 1910
      • Page: citing enumeration district 87, sheet 9B, family 148, NARA microfilm publication T624 roll 699; FHL microfilm 1,374,712
  3. United States Census, 1930
      • Date: 3 April 1930
      • Page: citing enumeration district 16, sheet 5B, line 59, family 123, NARA microfilm publication T626 roll 1112; FHL microfilm 2,340,847
  4. findagrave
      • Date: 10 May 2009
      • Page: 36930891