Boyd Warren Conklin

August 21, 1942November 18, 2020

Boyd Warren Conklin, 78, formerly of Davenport, died Wednesday November 18, 2020 at the Serenity Nursing Home East Moline.

Private services will be held with burial to follow in Memorial Cemetery Fremont, NE. Donations may be made to the family. Online condolences may be expressed at

Boyd was born on August 21, 1942, to Warren and Florence Conklin in Cedar Bluffs, NE and graduated from Cedar Bluffs High School in 1959. Boyd served in the US Army 1960-62 stationed in Germany.

In 1975 Boyd married Kathleen Storjohann, they divorced in 1986 but she remained the love of his life till the end.

Boyd was employed by John Deere Harvester Works, Moline, for twenty five years.

Sunday mornings were spent joyously at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Davenport. Boyd was an inquisitive world traveler, having most recently visited Russia. Trains and baseball were his passions, and Boyd was proud to have been an extra on several movie sets.

Surviving are Kathleen Storjohann Conklin; children, Tami Jo (Travis) Dennis and Anthony Conklin; his twin brother, Lloyd, and siblings, Howard and Goldie; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Boyd was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Hilda.

The family thanks the kind staff at Beacon of Hope Hospice and Serenity Nursing Home, Moline.


  • Warren Conklin, Father (deceased)
  • Florence (Rosenberry) Conklin, Mother (deceased)
  • Kathleen (Storjohann) Conklin, Love of his life
  • Tami Jo Dennis (Travis), Daughter
  • Anthony Conklin, Son
  • Also left to cherish his memory are twin brother, Lloyd; and siblings, Howard and Goldie; along with many beloved nieces and nephews.

    He was also preceded in death by his sister, Hilda.

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Julie Lemke White

November 25, 2020

Dear Tami and Kathy as well as siblings,
Boyd always had a chuckle. Reminded me of brother Roger. Even in difficult times, they let light shine from them. Never fun to have to rely on others to care for you, but we probably knew he needed help, before he realized it. How fortunate that John Deere, St. Marks Church, and the quad cities The MARK had his dedicated service. THANK YOU for caring for him, many times without credit or appreciation, but the good Lord makes sure we have others, when we need them. (Even while traveling). He will be missed, but we are glad he is in a better place, and we will see him again. Blessings, Julie White niece

Stacey Mason

November 25, 2020

Boyd will be missed by many who loved him. His smile lit up a room. I hated I could not visit him after he moved because of Covid restritions. I hope the new place loved him as much as we did. He loved to help those at that ALF that needed help. His stories of his world travels were the best. Tami, I am sorry for you and your mom. He spoke highly of both plus appreciated all your help these past few years. Here he is at his house and he insisted on a picture with the ramp that you had put on. Not sure if you can see the pride in his face! Rest easy my friend ❤


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