Bernard Anton Boik
5 January, 1926 – 20 February, 2021
BERNARD ANTON BOIK
CARY- Bernard Anton Boik, age 95, formerly of Clayton, passed away Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Wake Med Cary.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at a later date.
He was born on January 5, 1926 in Grenville, South Dakota to the late Louis Boik and Theresa Ewalt Boik. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings Lidvina, John, Ann, Don, Benny, Theresa, Stanley, and Veronica.
Bernie was a U.S. Army veteran having served as PFC during World War II, where he received the Victory Medal, American Theater Ribbon, as well as the Good Conduct Medal. After being honorably discharged from the Army, he began a long career in the automotive industry. He started as a mechanic and then ended his career in management, spending his time across various GM dealerships. He enjoyed gardening, woodworking, dancing, playing cards and spending time with family. He was a jack-of-all-trades; there was nothing he was unable to fix and he truly had, not one, but two green thumbs.
He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Jane Wadas Boik; six children, Sharon (Richard) Neville, Nancy (Ron) Brick, Rande Boik, Reyne Boik, Debbie Shoemaker, Patty (Nigel) Bradley; 9 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; and brother Jimmy.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.mclaurinatpinecrest.com.
Memorials may be made in his memory to: American Legion Post #71, PO Box 252, Clayton, NC 27528.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Bernard Anton Boik
25 February 2021
Bernie & Jane lived right next to my family in Clayton. They were our neighbors for many years until we moved to McGees Crossroads in 2004, but still kept in touch with them years after.
Bernie loved to garden and work in his woodshop. We loved getting fresh vegetables from the Boiks but would return the favor with apples from our trees.
We got our first cat, Josie from them as his children and grandchildren saved this little kitten from the main road and that's how we got our Josie.
I always cherished Bernie and Jane and considered them as my 2nd grandparents. You are already missed. Rest in peace Bernie.
Al &MaryJane Collins
24 February 2021
Bernie & Jane moved to Clayton and became dear friends of ours to cherish ever since!
Bernie loved to garden & share his goodies with everyone. His garden was a true work of art. He was quite the carpenter as well and always had a project to keep him busy.
We still have the beautiful items he gave us throughout the years. The cat eats from a feeding dish made by him. Our children had beautiful pull toys to play with as well. There’s a handmade mantel clock that still works in the other room.
He always took the time to talk and be a good neighbor. We shared January birthdays as well.
Bernie was a sweet man and a wonderful Christian. I know he resides with Jesus and passes the Wine at the table. Rejoice friend.
23 February 2021
Rae & I are so very sorry for your loss.