Published DateLACONIA — Carl S. Boklund, 86, of Laconia, NH, died on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at the Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia.
He was born in Bridgeport, CT in 1927, the son of John and Augusta Boklund, and lived all of his life in the Connecticut area until five years ago when he moved to the Lakes Region. Carl proudly served our nation during World War II on the USS Antitum aircraft carrier. He loved serving in the Navy and enlisted at the age of 16, one day before his 17th birthday. After World War II, he returned to civilian life where he married and began his career as a cabinet maker and accomplished carpenter. Carl enjoyed boating and had been a member of the East End Yacht Club in Bridgeport, where he received their "Man of the year" award. He had a genuine love for life and especially for people. His loving personality made him beloved by all who knew him.
Carl was a member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on Parade Rd. in Laconia. He was formerly a member of Salem Lutheran Church located in Bridgeport, CT.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanette Boklund, daughter-in-law, Deborah Boklund Johnson and her husband, Norman Johnson, of Belmont, NH. Grandchildren: Nathan Boklund and his wife, Kami Kistner, of Laconia, NH, Kristen Meyer and her husband, Colin Meyer. of New Haven, CT and Erika Emerton and her husband, Sean Emerton, of New Haven, CT. Great Grandchildren: Aelah Meyer, Taya Boklund, Elias Emerton, Amelie Meyer. In addition to his mother and father, Carl was preceded in death by his son, Carl J. Boklund, and by a sister, Ruth E. Hader.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.
A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2238 Parade Road, Laconia, N.H. Rev. David Dalzell, Pastor of the Church, will officiate.
Spring burial will be in the family lot in Union Cemetery, Laconia, N.H.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2238 Parade Road, Laconia, NH 03246.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N. H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.