Clara Boivin, 91, of Marinette, passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Newcare Convalescent Home in Crivitz. Clara was born to Bernard and Maude (Lagant-Tugaw) Dittman on April 3, 1922 in Marinette, and was raised in Crivitz.
Clara married Harold Boivin on November 30, 1939 in Crivitz, Wis.; he died May 15, 1998. They resided in Marinette most of their married life. Clara was a Boy Scout and Girl Scout leader while her children were growing up. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Altar Society and church card club. Clara was very involved in the church; both Sacred Heart and Holy Family Parishes. She loved gardening and was very proud of her roses and gladiolas. She also enjoyed fishing and traveling.
Clara is survived by two sons: William "Bill" (Ruth) Boivin of Mesa, Ariz. and their children: Michael (Dawn) Boivin, Amanda (Vince) Johns and Kimberly (Brian) Hermans; Daniel (Kathy) Boivin of Tempe, Ariz.; three daughters: Shirley Prudhomme of Crivitz and her son, Tom (Cindy) Prudhomme; Marilyn (Tom) Caylor of Pulaski and their children: Eric (Kathleen) Caylor, Carl (Theresa) Caylor and Kurt (Melody) Caylor; and Louise (Jim Orlowski) Boivin of Menominee and her children: Cindy (Shawn) Berg and Joseph (Ashley) Dudkiewicz; 18 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Clara was preceded in death by her parents; stepmother, Octavia McPeak; sister, Betty (Art) Weidemeier; stepbrother, Dorsey (Martha) McPeak and son-in-law, Wayne Prudhomme.
Friends may call at Thielen Funeral Home on Monday, May 27 from 4 to 7 p.m. A Vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Family Parish Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Taylor St., on Tuesday, May 28 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Joseph Dorner officiating.
Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery Menominee.