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Obituary: Audrey J. Boss

Audrey J. Boss, 89, of Cloquet passed away Sunday, April 10, 2022, at Evergreen Knoll. She was born April 25, 1932, in Duluth, the daughter of Howard and Charlotte (Bowers) Gallea.

Audrey graduated from Esko High School. She was married to Robert Boss on May 2, 1953. She worked in the Wood Conversion accounting department, 12th Street Drug, and as a library aide at Washington Elementary School for 22 years.

Audrey was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church, St. Casimir’s Circle, National Catholic Society of Foresters, VFW Auxiliary, Cloquet Lions Club, Klo-Kay Bo-Kay Garden Club, Women’s Bowling Association, and AFSCME Council 65.

She enjoyed gardening, traveling, dancing, and polka music.

Audrey was preceded in death by her parents; husband Robert Boss; stepmother Della Gallea; a brother, Roger Gallea; and her dance partner LeRoy “Peanuts” Holmberg.

She is survived by her children Sue (Tom) Montgomery, Steve (Janet) Boss, and Patti (Greg) Arras; grandchildren Jennifer (Ron) Sobotta, Jessica (Mike) Galde, Jonathon (Jessica) Boss, Robert Boss, Matt (Sarah) Montgomery, Rebecca (Desmond) Scott, and Kelly Arras; great-grandchildren Jayden Boss, Audrey Boss, Griffin Boss, Katelyn Galde, Stephanie Galde, Hamilton Montgomery, Laken Montgomery, Ben Scott, Eli Scott and Mav Scott; one sister, Alice Burggraff; and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

The family would like to thank the staff at Evergreen Senior Living and St. Croix Hospice for the excellent care given to Audrey.

Visitation: 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Thursday, April 21 at Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet, followed by a luncheon. Interment service will be at New Calvary Cemetery. See the family online guestbook at http://www.nelsonfuneralcare.net.

Pine Knot News April 15, 2022