Lawrence Boutain, Thief River Falls, MN, 83, passed away on Wednesday June 15, 2022 at Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, ND.

Funeral Service will be 11:00 AM on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls, MN with Reverend Kristin Ostercamp Officiating. Burial will be held at Greenwood Cemetery in Thief River Falls, MN.

Visitation will be held on Monday 5 – 8 PM with a prayer service at 7:00 PM at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls and also one hour prior to the funeral on Tuesday.

Lawrence Boutain was born September 29, 1939 in Wylie Township, Red Lake County, MN, the son of Alexander and Sadie (Wilson) Boutain. He was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic Faith in Dorothy, MN. He attended a Country School in Dorothy, MN and joined the Army on September 18, 1957 and worked as a cook until May 6, 1959.

Lawrence married Evelyn Currie on December 31, 1966 and to union 7 children were born, Randy, Cherie, Jennie, Rodney, Darwin, Darryl, and Diana. He worked for Detroiters mobile homes, several farmers in the area, managed the Trapper & Trader Bar in Goodridge until owning his own hobby farm and working full time for Marvin Windows from 1988-2006.

He loved caring for cows & chickens along with putting up the hay and grain, gardening (including canning); smoking meats; butchering; cutting wood; and most of all spending time with his family.

Lawrence is survived by his wife, Evelyn; their children, Cherie Stratton, Jennie (Sean) Reisen, Rodney (Anissa) Boutain, Darwin (Dena) Boutain, Darryl (Melanie) Boutain; Diana Nelson; 20 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren; brothers/sisters; Wilford (Pat) Boutain, Princeton, MN;  Clarence (Varuna) Boutain, Otsego, MN; Sharon Grindeland, Goodridge, MN; Virgil (Jenny) Boutain, Plummer, MN; Jim (Kay) Boutain, Red Lake Falls, MN  Linda Hamlin, Thief River Falls, MN,  Sister-in laws/Brothers-in-laws: Janet Boutain, Nancy Boutain, Forrest Hamm, and Dave Sweno.

He is preceded in death by their son, Randy Currie; Brothers, Raymond, Ronnie, Alex (Jr) “Poncho” Boutain; Sisters, Margaret Hamm, Mary Sweno, and Darlene (sister who passed away at birth) ; Brother-in-law, Edward Currie; Sister-in-laws, Donna Boutain & RoseAnne Currie; Parents, Alexander & Sadie Boutain, Mother-in law & father-in-law, Lawrence & Josephine Currie; Nephews, David Cota, Steve Boutain, Rhonda Boutain and David Boutain; Nieces, MaryAnn Solie, Darla Hamlin, and good friend and son-in-law, Chester (Sonny) Stratton.