James “Jim” O. Bovre

James “Jim” O. Bovre

James “Jim” O. Bovre, age 96, of White Bear, MN, and formerly of Janesville, died on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at White Pines Senior Living, White Bear, MN. He was born in Evansville on Feb. 26, 1921, the son of Joseph and Esther (Brickson) Bovre. He graduated from Evansville High School and served in the U.S. Navy. Jim married Doris Margaret Fredendall on Feb. 5, 1949, and she preceded him in death on Oct. 28, 2007. He retired from General Motors in 1980, and was a member of First Lutheran Church. He enjoyed bowling, golfing, singing in the choir, dancing, and watching baseball, football, and basketball.

Jim is survived by his son, James (Linda Saari) Bovre, Jr., of Alexandria, MN; daughter, Barbara (Kurt) Ford of Janesville; 4 grandchildren: Amy Saari Bovre, Ben Saari Bovre, Zack Ford and Jake Ford; many other extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, and wife.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 12:00 noon on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH. A visitation will be held on Thursday from 11:00 to 1:00 p.m. at the Church. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.