Sioux Falls, SD
May 24, 2024
Lynda Boxdorfer, age 79, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 24, 2024, at Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD. She was born on September 22, 1944, to Leonard and Lorna (Heiden) Ellens.
Lynda graduated from Hartford High School in 1962. She met her husband of 60 years in high school. They married in April of 1964. Their daughter, Kelly, was born in 1967.
Lynda’s first job was with All American Trucking from 1962 to 1967. She continued on with Raven Industries from 1970 to 1980 and then with American Western/Carlisle Plastics from 1980 to 1993. Later, she worked at Nelson Laboratories from 1998 to 2009. In 2009, Lynda retired but remained active in the community. She volunteered at the Washington Pavilion, RSVP Helpline, and American Cancer Society.
Lynda was well known by her family for her pride in her gardens and well-manicured lawn. She enjoyed making lemon pies, fresh peach pie, and most of all, her ice cream sandwiches. Lynda kept busy with lawn work, her flower garden, volunteering, cleaning, and doing laundry. Her son-in-law, Jeff, always said she cleaned a clean house. She loved to read, especially James Patterson novels, and was a master at crossword puzzles and sudoku. Lynda also loved to knit, especially dishcloths, and was most known for her love of family and friends. She was so proud to say that she was a 14-gallon blood donor.
Grateful to have shared her life are her husband, Terry Boxdorfer; daughter, Kelly (Jeff) Rehder; grandchildren, Jenna Rehder of AZ, Leah Rehder of IA, and Jordan Rehder of IA; eight sisters; two brothers; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; infant son, Keith Allen Boxdorfer; and brother, Lynwood Ellens.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 28, 2024, from 5-7 p.m. at Miller Funeral Home Westside Chapel. The Funeral Service will be on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, at 10 a.m. at Memorial Lutheran Church, 5000 S. Western Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57108. Private Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Memorial Lutheran Church.