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Teresa Ann Boyum, 91, of Sioux Falls peacefully passed away Friday evening at her home at Prince of Peace. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Friday, April 26th at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Sioux Falls. Lunch will take place after the service. Inurnment will take place at a later date as Teresa has generously donated her body to the University of South Dakota’s Body Donation Program. Teresa recognized the value of this gift toward the education of our future healthcare professional and she would encourage all to consider such a gift. Visitation with family present will begin at 5:00 pm on Thursday, April 25th at St.Mary Catholic Church in Dell Rapids with a prayer service and rosary at 7:00pm.
Teresa was born on the family farm in Dell Rapids, SD to Albert T. and Anna Mae (Keefer) Bowen on December 23rd, 1927. Teresa was the youngest of three children, growing up with her sister Bernadine and brother Bill. Teresa attended St. Mary Catholic School in Dell Rapids, Class of 1945.
Teresa was united in marriage to Norvald James “Jim” Boyum on September 26, 1946. Jim and Teresa welcomed six children into their family, Kathleen, James, Thomas, Mark, Susan and Daniel and last fall celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary.
Teresa was a strong, gentle, kind-hearted woman who together with Jim, raised their six children. In addition to raising four often rambunctious boys and two adorable girls, Teresa helped with the family enterprise on the 7D7 Mink Ranch at Renner. Later in life, Teresa was side-by-side with Jim when they launched their “retirement” endeavor when they founded I-90 White GMC in 1985. Together, they operated I-90 until 1993 when they retired for good. Teresa and Jim spent the next 12 years wintering in Mesa, AZ, surrounded by family and friends. In 2005 Teresa and Jim returned full-time to South Dakota, moving to Dell Rapids where they resided for 12 years. In 2017 they moved to Sioux Falls, residing at Laurel Oaks Apartments at Prince of Peace.
Teresa was a quiet, faith-filled woman and for 91 years she provided roots and wings for her family. How appropriate that she passed away on Good Friday --- a wonderful day to return to the Lord. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Those grateful to have shared her life are husband Jim (d), daughters Kathleen and Sue (Brian Rainey). Sons Jim (d) (Kathy), Tom (Janet), Mark (Lora Cady) and Dan (Pam). Grandchildren Gia (d), BJ (Carla), Shane, April (Ryan), Cody (Christy), Jessie (James), Jeremiah, Tressa, Zach (Christine), Dulcie, Annie, Dylan, Bowen, Max, Olivia, Eva, eighteen great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and many treasured nieces and nephews.
Teresa was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Bernadine; brother, Bill; son, Jim; and granddaughter, Gia.
Teresa respectfully requested no flowers. Instead, she and her family request any memorials to be directed to the Sioux Falls Catholic School System for the benefit of tuition assistance to families of the community. Memorials can be directed online. Visit this link https://www.sfcss.org/donate/ and select MEMORIAL GIFTS.