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Elmer Boucher

Nov 7, 2020

Mar. 21, 1937 – Oct. 30, 2020

Elmer Boucher, 83, of

Rugby and formerly of

Rolette died peacefully in

his home surrounded by

his loving family, Friday,

October 30, 2020. Born

on March 21, 1937 to Al-

phee and Mary (Langevin)

Boucher in Rolette, North

Dakota, he was the young-

est of their 14 children.

Elmer married the love

of his life, Joanne Kester

June 9th, 1960 in Dun-

seith, North Dakota. They

recently celebrated their

60th wedding anniver-

sary. The entire family

was together in June of

2020 for their special day.

Together, they raised four

daughters on the family

farm near Thorne, ND,

where farming never left

his heart. Elmer was

honored to have served as

a county commissioner

and to be a part of many

boards and organizations.

The couple moved to Rug-

by in 2014. He loved to

attend his grandkids ac-

tivities, auction sales,

family reunions and the

coffee groups of many

friends that he had. His

presence and humor will

be missed by his family

and friends.

Elmer is survived by

his wife, Joanne;

daughters, Lori (Barry)

Dockter of Minot, Tami

(Larry) Neubauer of Bot-

tineau, Kari (Steve) Vitt of

Shell Knob, MO and Kristi

(Kevin) Matejcek of Brock-

et; he was a proud grand-

father to his grandchil-

dren, Tanner (Molly)

Dockter, Lacey (Mitch)

Mayer, Sara (Dwayne)

Lyons, Rob Neubauer,

Tyler (Hailey) Neubauer,

Philip Neubauer, Nathan

(Morgan) Vitt, Tim (Katie)

Vitt and Kaylene Fulling-

ton; Karlie, Kamron and

Karson Matejcek; great

grandchildren, Remy and

Tahj Lyons and Simon

Dockter; sister, Bernice

(Ray) Sauve of Bemidji,

MN; brother-in-law, Mick

(Janice) Kester;

sisters-in-law, Pennie

(Gary) Grenier and Cheryl

(Randy) Gaugler;

numerous nieces and

nephews. Elmer was pre-

ceded in death by his

parents and 12 siblings,

Marciel, Leonard, Delbert,

Adelard, Olard, Leo, Os-

car, Cordelia, Morella,

Wella, Ales and Arthur.

Due to COVID-19 there

was a private family

memorial service held on

Wednesday, Nov. 4th at

1:00 p.m. at the Anderson

Funeral Home in Rugby.

The service will be lives-

treamed on our YouTube

page and the link can be

found under Elmer’s obi-

tuary on the funeral

homes website.



The burial, which was

open to the public was

held on Wednesday at

4:00 p.m. at Saint Edward

Cemetery near Thorne,

west of Rolette.

With the Covid19

guidelines the family re-

quests that you wear a

mask and social distance.

Honorary Bearers: All


Soloist: Cheryl Haagen-


Pianist: Diane Arstein

Memorials are pre-

ferred to be made in

honor of Elmer to the

Saint Edward Cemetery

fund or to the Heart of

America Hospice.

Arrangements with the

Anderson Funeral Home

of Rugby. Online registry:



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