Boosalis

William G. 'Bill' Boosalis Edina—William G. "Bill," age 95, of Edina, passed away on August 10, 2019. Preceded in death by wife Antoinette "Toni" siblings, Nick, Mike (Helen), Georgia (George) Kootsikas, George and Ted; Sister-in-law, Kay Boosalis; brother-in-law, George Smith. Survived by children, Maria Diment, Gus (Kari) Boosalis, Alex (Linda) Boosalis; grandchildren, Gregory, Nicholas, Katherine, William, Phoebe (Ben), Aristotle, Zoe, Sophia, Andrew, Felicia; Siblings, John Boosalis and Elaine Smith; also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Bill was born and raised in Faribault, Minnesota. After high school he enlisted in the Navy and served his country honorably during WWII. After WWII he returned to Faribault and took over his father's restaurant, The Olympia Restaurant and Homemade Candy Shop. Along with his partners he owned and operated many Hardee's Restaurants across seven states. After retiring at age 76 he became very involved at St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church and its community. He especially enjoyed the Saturday Bible Study. He was a member of AHEPA, the American Legion, the VFW and a 70 year member of the Masonic Lodge. Bill also enjoyed his frequent trips to the casino and the friends he made at the casino. Above all he was a loving and generous husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. He will be deeply missed. Visitation 4-7 p.m. Thursday August 15 with 4 pm Trisagion Service at Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel, West 50th St. and Vernon Ave at Hwy 100, Edina. Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Friday August 16th with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church, 3450 Irving Ave S., Minneapolis. Interment Lakewood. Memorials preferred to St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church. www.washburn-mcreavy.com Edina Chapel 952-920-3996

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