Mildred N. Sillerud Boen

mildred sillerud boen

October 26, 1924 ~ January 19, 2023

Born in: Rothsay, Minnesota
Resided in: Barnesville, Minnesota

Mildred met Jesus on January 19, 2023.

Mildred Solum was born on October 26, 1924, on a farm in Prairie View Township, north of Rothsay, MN, the daughter of Norman and Mabel (Western) Solum. She attended country school through the 8th grade and graduated from Barnesville High School in 1942.

Mildred was united in marriage to Jerome Sillerud (of Pelican Rapids, MN) on December 16, 1944, in Rothsay, MN. They farmed in the Pelican Rapids and Rothsay area. Two children were born to this union – Joan and Dean.

Mildred was a wonderful wife, mother, grandma, friend, and caregiver. She worked side by side with Jerome helping with the field work and tending their dairy cattle until Jerome passed on July 5, 1983.

Mildred was united in marriage to Calvin Boen (of Pelican Rapids, MN) on February 14, 1986. She assisted Cal in his Dairy Queen in Pelican Rapids until it was sold in 1993. They enjoyed spending many winters in Mesa, AZ, and built a home in Barnesville in 2005. They enjoyed gardening, canning, Garden Club, making lots of lefse and were always entertaining family and friends. She loved cooking and baking. Her grandkids have so many fun memories of time spend with Grandma Milly. She took them to the library, swimming, the park and for many walks in the woods. Thank to Milly for all the great memories we have with you. You will always have a special place in our hearts! As you told us “See you in heaven”.

Mildred is survived by her son, Dean (Cindy) Sillerud of Rothsay, MN; her grandchildren – Brandon Sillerud of Fargo, ND; Annie (Jordan) Duphorn of Fargo; and Ben (Desta) Sillerud of Maple Grove, MN; and her brother, Paul (Beverly) Solum of Fergus Falls, MN. Also surviving are Cal’s children – Nadine (Myron) Compton of Spearfish, SD; Kevin (Anita) Boen of Fergus Falls; Noreen Perina of Gretna, NE; Naomi (Mike) Frantes of Cedar Park, TX; Natalie (Jim) Gregory of Gretna, NE; Kerri (Steve) Black of Kent, WA; Kandace (Doug) Gorsuch and Kathy (Joe) Paulson both of Ramsey, MN.

Mildred was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jerome; her brothers – Donald and Arvid Solum; her husband, Calvin; her daughter, Joan; and her granddaughter, Katy Sillerud.

Burial will be held at 2 PM Monday, January 23, 2023, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Cemetery in Rothsay, MN. A Celebration of Life will be held this summer for family and friends.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center in Fargo. To sign the online guest book, please visit our website at


Burial: January 23, 2023 2:00 pm

Our Savior's Cemetery, Rothsay, MN
MN 56579,

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  1. What a special God-focused lady she was. As my God-mother, she took special concern and care for me, my direction in life and my eternal destination.
    I loved her smirk smile, laugh and lefse (along with her giving heart. She picked two great men that complimented her in many ways. Sorry she just fell a a year or two short of a century but her memory will live on as a dear person in my life.

  2. For us left behind.. Family and friends of Mildred,we will hold fast to the precious times and memories we spent with her..We have been the benefactors and blessed, and touched by Mildred’s gifts and talents in our lives.. Such a strong and disciplined woman.. Life here is short and we will see you again soon.. We are pleased you are enjoying fellowship with the Father and Son and family!! Go rest high upon that mountain, your work here is done!!
    Clark and Violet Hohman..

  3. Your mom and grandma was a Special Lady! She always had a smile on her face! Enjoyed her baking goodies, especially lefse. You are in my thoughts and prayers! Cherish the memories!

  4. Your mom and grandmother was a Special Lady! She always had a smile on her face! Enjoyed her baked goodies, especially the lefse! Cherish the memories!

  5. Greetings family and sympathy to all. I met Millie and Cal when I worked at Pelican Rapids and used to go to their DQ for lunch. I was always amazed that they would go around and greet people in their place. Then they moved to Barnesville and I was delighted to see them around town. Millie is probably the sweetest lady I’ve ever known. I look forward to seeing her in heaven, too. Blessings to all of you.

  6. I just heard of Millie’s passing. Her and Cal were so special to me. Spending time with them at their home in Barnesville has given me so many special memories. Millie and I would laugh and giggle at the goofiest things. She is now walking in sight with the love of her life, Jesus Christ, her Lord and Savior. My sympathies to her family.

  7. I have such good memories of Mildred. She was a beautiful person. Knew her always to be working hard or doing something for her family and friends. She has a special place in my heart. Rest in peace Mildred.

  8. She told me the way to remember her name was to use the “silly Millie” She was just a wonderful lady who made the very best lefsa! Truely a gem! Loved having Cal and her in Barnesville.

  9. As a child I always though Aunt Millie was so pretty and talkative. She always had a big smile on her face. Of course my favorite memory is going to the Dairy Queen ( during our summer visits) to get a treat and see Cal & Millie busy running the place and taking the time to say hi to us!!!!
    Love you, my mom sure loved you too!

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