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DENNIS W. BOOM of Dallas, TX died May 20, 2017 at the age of 77. He was a long-time owner of what is now known as the Holcomb-Henry-Boom-Purcell Funeral Homes and Cremation Services. He purchased the funeral home in St. Paul, MN in 1981 from Earl and Roswitha Holcomb and in 1993, he and his wife, Elaine, expanded the business to include a second location in Shoreview, MN. The booms lived above the Midway funeral home and later, above the Shoreview funeral home. He stayed active with the funeral homes after selling the business to Richard Purcell. In 1962, he graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in mortuary science.