Kent Marshall Boline


April 7, 1954 - June 17, 2011


Kent Marshall Boline was born April 4, 1954, at Viborg, SD, to Marshall and Ruth (Larson) Boline. He grew up in the Hub City and Parker area and graduated from Parker High School in 1972. He attended South Dakota State University and the University of South Dakota. On June 27, 1981, he married Pamela Nielson in Mitchell. He worked at the Holiday Inn, Enchanted World Doll Museum and was currently employed at the Prehistoric Indian Village Museum. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and the DWU Team Makers. He enjoyed photography, gardening, the outdoors, nature, and was an avid bird watcher. He dearly loved his nieces, nephews and his golden retrievers.

He is survived by his wife Pam, two brothers, Jody Boline of Idaho Falls, ID and Garret Boline of Mitchell, a sister-in-law, Karen Nielson, Ft. Worth, TX, a brother-in-law, Richard Nielson (Shelley), Ft. Pierre, SD, his father-in-law, Wally Nielson, Austin, TX, six nieces and nephews, Stephen, Maggie, Katie, and Emily Nielson of Ft. Pierre, SD, Caddie and Avery Boline of Idaho Falls, ID and many other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents.


Tuesday, June 21, 2011
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Trinity Lutheran Church
Prayer Service ~ 7:00 PM
1400 East 2nd Avenue
Mitchell, South Dakota


Wednesday, June 22, 2011
11:00 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church
1400 E 2nd Ave
Mitchell, South Dakota


Dalesburg Lutheran Cemetery
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 ~ 3:30 PM
Centerville, South Dakota

entry posted by David & Nancy Scott on 06-24-2011
Pam, Jody & Garret,
We are so sorry to hear of Kent's passing. He will be missed by so many who knew him. I'm sure he is smiling down on you right now. Kent will be remembered for his outgoing personality, his smile and the way he genuinely cared for people. He was just an awesome person to be around. We will keep you in our prayers.
entry posted by Joanne Aarseth on 06-23-2011
Pam, I was shocked and saddened to hear of Kent's passing. I am glad our skating group was together in January, and I will always cherish those skating memories and the good times together all over the world. Kent was a special person, and you two made such a special couple. May God grant you his peace and His comfort at this difficult time.
entry posted by Larry and Kay Jerke on 06-22-2011
Pam: Was shocked to see that Kent had died. Our prayers are with you. Always looked forward to seeing you folks at the fair and at basketball games in Parker. May God support and sustain you in your grief.
entry posted by Mary Dikoff- White on 06-22-2011
Pam - my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss
entry posted by Wendy Gugel on 06-21-2011
Dear Pam - I am so sorry to hear about Kent. This is such a difficult time. May all of the wonderful memories of the things you and Kent did together bring you comfort and smiles.
entry posted by Jon Plucker on 06-21-2011
I am sorry to hear of Kent's passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all in this difficult time.
entry posted by Pam Punt on 06-21-2011
Pam and family- I am so sorry to hear of Kents passing, he was truely a great man and could get a smile out of anyone. I enjoyed working with him at the Holiday Inn and he will never be forgotten. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
entry posted by John Begeman on 06-21-2011
Pam and family, words can't express how sorry we were to hear about Kent. There are so many memories over the years, Kent was such a positive person that it was impossible to be around him and not feel better after seeing him. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
entry posted by Heidi (Elward) Geppert on 06-21-2011
Pam- I was so sorry to hear about Kent's passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May your faith in the Lord help you in your time of need. God Bless!
entry posted by Kim Haiar & M&H Staff on 06-21-2011
We will miss Kent's smiling face every morning at M&H!!! He will truley be missed by all...Prayers to the family.
entry posted by Rich Jones on 06-21-2011
Pam, Jody, Garret and family, I'm am saddened to hear of Kent's passing and extend my deepest sympathies to you. We had some very wonderful times growing up in Parker. I have but few memories from those days that don't include the Boline boys. I am very thankful to have shared those times and wish you all the best as you traverse these difficult days. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
entry posted by Brad and Glenda Johnson Beresford, SD on 06-21-2011
Pam, Sorry to hear of Kents passing. He will be deeply missed! Kent was never a dull moment, I will cherish the Memory of his Humor, his broad smile and laughs. God Bless
entry posted by Joyce Helgeson on 06-21-2011
Dear Pam, I'm very sorry to read of Kents passing. He was a great person and fun to work with at the front desk of the Holiday Inn. You have my sympathy.
entry posted by Roxy Wengler on 06-21-2011
I am so sorry to hear of Kent's passing. I remember all the good times we had at the Holiday Inn when we worked there. He was a great guy and could always make you laugh ! Pam and family may you find peace in the memories you have. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
entry posted by Brian & Linda Kelley, Rapid City on 06-20-2011
Garret & the Boline family,
So sorry for you loss. Our sympathy during this sad, sad time.
entry posted by Patricia Rodriguez (Patty Mielke) on 06-20-2011
Pam, Jody, Garret & Family,
Heaven is so lucky and Kent has everyone laughing and enjoying the party. They always say, the good die young and this is so true with Kent's passing. I am smiling now as I think of him, hear his laugh and remember all of the good times we had in Parker. I hope your wonderful memories help you through this difficult time. Good bye, Kent, everyone loved you.
entry posted by Marsha Gunderson on 06-20-2011
Pam, Garrett and Jody and families,
Sincere sympathy - Kent will be sorely missed. So many memories from Sunday School at Grace at age 3 through our SDSU days and beyond. My heart aches for you all and pray God's comfort to each of you in the days ahead. Love to you all.
entry posted by Elwin & Rosalie Hohn on 06-20-2011
Our deepest sympathy Pam, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
entry posted by Terry and Gloria Hanson on 06-20-2011
Pam, So sorry to read today's paper and learn about Kent's death. You are in our thoughts and prayers. I always enjoyed talking with him when he'd visit you for lunch at DWU.
entry posted by Betty A. Dahlin on 06-20-2011
My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.
entry posted by Kate Jorgensen on 06-20-2011
I am so sorry for your loss. I will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
entry posted by Adam and Carrie Ohman on 06-20-2011
Pam, we are sorry to hear about Kent. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Kent will be greatly missed.
entry posted by Gladys and Jerry Hall on 06-20-2011
Pam and Family,
You are in our thoughts and prayers...we are so sorry. We will miss Kent !
entry posted by Bobbi Cramer and Jim Boulter, friends of Garret on 06-20-2011
To the Boline family,
We are so sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with
you during this difficult time.
entry posted by Brenda (Bain) Dykstra on 06-20-2011
I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
entry posted by Todd & Patty Larsen on 06-20-2011
Julius Lester said, "Death ends a life, it does not end a relationship." And that is oh, so true. I know from Todd's stories that Kent's relationships were full of laughter & deeply felt. May that relationship with Kent continue to sustain you as you walk this road of loss. You are in our hearts & prayers.
entry posted by Terry & Valerie Begeman, Rapid City on 06-20-2011
To the Family of dear Kent....
We were greatly saddend by hearing of Kents passing...we have all lost a dear friend and great guy! We always looked forward to bumping into Kent and you, at Hub City or Deadwood...we will miss that smile and bear hug! May God bring comfort to your heart...
entry posted by Sharon Roth on 06-20-2011
Dear Pam, Jody, Garret and Family,
Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you. I can see Kent's crystal blue eyes smiling and hear his laughter. He lived life large and touched everyone he met. All My Love To You.
entry posted by Jill Bormann on 06-19-2011
To Pam and family,
I have known Kent Boline since we started Sunday School together at Grace Lutheran Church in Parker, SD. I think we were 3 years old! And all throughout grade school and high school, Kent was seated next to me because our last names both started with a "B". In later years, Kent would just call me totally out of the blue just to "chat" and he loved disguising his voice and making me guess who he was. At fair time it was always great to see him and he went out of his way to greet my Mom and Dad, Earl and Lois Bormann. Kent and Pam came to my Dad's prayer service and I was so touched to see them and feel their love and support. It's time now for all of us to honor and pay tribute to you, Kent. Yes, you are truly one in a million as others have said. Our Class of 1972 will not be the same without you to "herd" us together for reunions and give us hugs, make us laugh and all. You are special and will always hold a very special place in my heart! Peace to you, Kent.
entry posted by Cindy Carrington on 06-19-2011
Pam , Cuz Garret,Jody and families
I will always remember Cuz Kent in my heart. I will share the stories of him to many friends & relatives.I I will miss your big teddy bear hugs and kiss that you always greeted me with and hearing "HAY CUZ" followed with that Laugh of yours that was neat to hear.Your joking with me. Most of all I will miss is my camera buddy in the family!!!!! I will contiune with the pictures in your memeory. I will cherish the special gift you gave me when I look at that doll I will always remember what you said. You will be missed so much by so many people and family. Pam Garret , Jody you had a wonderful husband brother that loved in so many ways. Cherish those memories hold them close to your heart that no one can take from you and share the stories ofKENT !!! one of a kind LOVE YOU KENT
entry posted by Vicki Adams on 06-19-2011
Pam - So sorry for your loss. I so enjoyed visiting with Kent when he came in with his bookwork and things for me. He will be truely missed and I'm so sorry this happened to him. Please know you are in Kevin's and my thoughts and prayers.
entry posted by Christeen Scheurenbrand on 06-19-2011
I'm saddened to hear of the loss of kent. I have gotten to know him from his visits to The Brass Comb for his haircuts. He was such a great,funny,loving person. Pam your family is and will be in our prayers and thoughts.
entry posted by Brenda Jones on 06-19-2011
Pam, I am so sorry for your loss. Kent was one in a million. I also have fond memories of grade/high school. You and your families are in my prayers.
entry posted by Tanya Lambert on 06-19-2011
To Kents Family,
Kent was a special person and will be greatly missed. I will miss his laugh and zest for life. I have fond memories of all the silly things Kent and I did in High School and college. I send my love and prayers to you all. Pam, if there is anything I can do please let me know.
entry posted by Rose Reinhart on 06-19-2011

I am so sorry to hear about Kent's death. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
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