David Boisjolie

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David John Boisjolie 91, Fargo passed away Sunday January 11, 2015.

David John Boisjolie was born April 1, 1923 to Homer and Marie (Rheault) Boisjolie in Fargo. In his senior year of High School he enlisted in the Navy at 17 years old in 1941. He traveled the world on the Heavy Cruiser Wichita for 2 ½ years during World War ll. He then continued his Navy assignments on the submarine Guardfish, on which they sank 7 ships in 1 night and received the Presidential Unit Citation. He spent 17 years in the US Navy, and left as an MMI

Dave and Leona were married January 16, 1953 and spent most of their life together in Fargo. He had a very entrepreneurial spirit and was involved in the following businesses; Grand Forks River Speedway, Flame Tavern, and The Bowler, Allstate Auto Brokers and Boisjolie Motors until his retirement. His was quite a car enthusiast, from restoring cars to racing stock cars. He loved fishing, oil painting, and spending time with his family at their lake home on Big Cormorant Lake.

He is survived by his loving wife Leona of 62 years, daughter, Debra (Richard) Macias of Minnetonka, MN, sons; Craig (Ann) of Fargo, Roger (Nelma) of Houston, TX, 3 grandchildren Heather Boisjolie, Haley Boisjolie, David C. Boisjolie,  sister; Rosemary Sundby of Fargo.

He is preceded in death by his parents, infant twin sister’s Janette and Genevive, brother Ernest, killed in action during WW II.

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  1. Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. Know that God is aware of the tears you are shedding. (Psalm 56:18) He will soon do what is said at Acts 24:15, which promises us of a resurrection of our loved ones. May that bring you hope. Take comfort in your good memories and allow your family and loving friends to help you through this difficult time. Kindly visit jw.org for more Bible based information and encouragement.;

  2. Fargo ND

    We have such fond memories of Dave at the lake . I can see him sitting on the back dock fishing. He was always so nice to Chris and was always giving him helpful tips. Dave was happy to have the gang of kids at the cabin. He always had a smile and enjoyed his life. He will be missed. Love, Eides;

  3. Parachute COSome of my fondest memories of trips back to North Dakota involve the Boisjolie household. May your memories comfort you.;

  4. Detroit Lakes MNI am sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. Our thoughts go to Leona, Butch, Roger, Deb & family as we pray for you. Dave was a great person and we always enjoyed his spirit, wit, and love for family and his passions.
    Chad & Julia;

  5. Minnetonka MNSo sorry to hear about your loss…
    May time and happy memories of your years together help heal your heart.;

  6. Maryville TNIt is with a sad heart that I send my condolences to the Boisjoie family and my dearest daughter-in-law Deb and my son Rick. I enjoyed Dave’s company over the years even though it was not very often. He was a gentleman and a good man. I wish peace for all the family.;

  7. mesa azWe wish to extend our sympathy to all of the Boisjolie family from the Dunford family.

    We are in Arizona at this time so will
    not be able to attend the service for

  8. Fargo ND

    Am saddened by the news, always appreciated David’s wit and company. He was a valued member of El Zagal’s Directors Staff. Very much appreciate his service to our Country.;

  9. Rocklin CASo many fond memories of Uncle Dave at all of our \”Griesbach Christmas\” parties – dinner at the Bowler, homemade ice cream, all the Dads playing poker in the basement and I think I could pay for a year of college with all the dimes I put in the slot machine!! And then there were all the wonderful Fourth of July celebrations at the lake. He always had a grin for you and a twinkle in his eye. My thoughts are with all of you during this time. 91 great years!!
    Love, Sarah, Shane, Eric and Austin;

  10. Fargo ND

    So sorry for loss. I thoroughly enjoyed working with \”My Darling David Boisjolie\”! I always enjoyed him giving me a hard time, and vice versa! We had many enjoyable conversations in that smoke-filled office! Sincerest condolences to you all-;

  11. Rest in peace my friend! You will be missed, prayer for the family to get through the days that follow.

  12. On behalf of the United States Submarine Veterans (On USSVI), we offer our sincere condolences to Leona and all of the Boisjolie family and friends in your loss and sorrow. May God whisper peace into your hearts and comfort and heal them. We are grateful for David’s service to our country in the U.S. Submarine Service. To our “Brother of the Dolphin” … “Sailor, rest your oar. We have the watch. May you rest in peace and may God bless your loved ones who remain. Thank you for your service to our country.” — Chaplain Bob Reinisch, National Chaplain United States Submarine Veterans, USSVI.

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