Margaret Ann Boisen, age 87, of Black River Falls, passed away on September 11,
2022 at her home.
She was born on August 6, 1935, five miles west of Beaver, Wisconsin, the
daughter of Anthony Victor Rebarchik and Clara Barbera Chucka.
Margaret was the fourth of 11 children and the first girl. They lived on the family
farm with her family until she was 13 years old, then moved to Black River Falls to
live with her aunt Mary and other siblings, where she was then enrolled in Black
River Falls schools. She was in band, and played the bass sousaphone, and later
joined the girl’s dance band where she played the bass.
Margaret met Bruce Marchand in the summer of 1951; they married on
September 8, 1951 and were together for 33 years until his passing in 1984.
During their marriage they had a daughter, Sheila.
Throughout the years Margaret held many different jobs: from a waitress to
working for companies like Sears, Allis-Chalmers, and Magaw Electric as a phone
Margaret and her family moved to Black River Falls in early 1965. In 1969 they
purchased a little house in the grove where she lived the rest of her life.
Throughout the years in BRF she enjoyed a multitude of things: working at the
polling place for over 50 years, helping at the senior center, and working the
1989-1990 and 1999-2000 Census.
In 1985 Margaret married her second husband Eugene Boisen (Ozzie) and they
were married for 30 years.
During her life, Margaret enjoyed sewing, cutting wood and entering items in the
Jackson County Fair, where she held multiple first place ribbons, and loved doing
puzzles. She also loved spending time with family and friends within the
community and at church.
Margaret is survived by her grandson James (Heather) Weister; great-grandson
Trystan Weister and great-granddaughter Kori (Austin) Underwood; brothers
Frank, Mike, Leonard, Joseph, and Leo; and sisters Ann and Rose.
She is preceded in death by her parents; daughter Sheila; brothers Anthony and
Ignatius; and sister Mary Anthony Clare.
A Mass of Catholic Burial it will be held Friday, September 23, 2022 at 11:00 am at
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Guardian Angels Parish, in Black River Falls,
Wisconsin. Father Arivu Mariappan will officiate. Family and friends are invited to
visitation one hour prior to the start of services. A luncheon will be held at the
church following services, followed by entombment at The Catholic Cemetery at
3:00 pm, 519 Losey Blvd S, La Crosse, Wisconsin. In lieu of flowers, memorials can
be made to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.
The Buswell Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements, 715-284-