Boake was born May 29, 1954 in Sioux Falls, SD, the son of William and Laurel Paulson. He grew up in Sioux Falls and graduated from Washington High School. Boake worked as an arborist for many years in Sioux Falls. He is survived by his mother, Laurel Mutschelknaus of Sioux Falls; three siblings, Michael (Sherry) Paulson of Texas, Kevin (Janice) Paulson of Lennox, SD, and Brenda (George) Smith of California. No services are planned at this time.