Alvin D Boyd
July 27, 1935 – June 9, 2019
Alvin Boyd, born July 27, 1935, in Dickey County, North Dakota, raised in Minnesota, passed away at home with family on June 9, 2019.
Alvin joined the Air Force in February 1954 and served until March 1963. He was an aircraft electrician and serviced at the Lincoln Air Base. Al worked as a crane/heavy equipment operator for over 50 years with George Cook, Walt Breuer and M.W. Anderson. He was the first to arrive to work and the last one to leave. Al took great pride in his work and it showed. He went on to work at Randolph Elementary where he was forced to retire due to his failing health. Al was diagnosed with urothelial cancer in August 2017. Being the strong man that he was, Al gave it his all and fought the battle to the bitter end. He spent his final months spending time with the family he loved so much and that were the most important thing in his life. Al married Chris in 1995. He loved her children and grandchildren as his own. He enjoyed attending their sports events & music concerts, having lunch at school with them, attending their graduations, completing jigsaw puzzles with them and being an active part of their lives. He asked daily about his “kids” and always wanted to know what they were doing. He also loved their family dog, Lola, and enjoyed taking her for walks. Al enjoyed playing Bingo, card games, cribbage, doing jigsaw puzzles and woodworking. He took pride in his yard and garden. He liked taking trips to Minnesota to visit his family and would have liked to get one more trip in. Al is survived by his wife, Chris Boyd, his children Angie (Mike) St. Cin, Michelle (Jim) McCullough, Whitney (Ron) Bohaty; his grandchildren, Kyle, Kayla, Korey Berlowitz, Jacob St. Cin, Micheal (Alexus), Brianna, Mason McCullough, Kaydynce, Jeremiah, Eric, Ethan,Kairi Bohaty; his great-grandchildren, Aiden, Wade McCullough; other family members, Patricia Boyd, Robert Boyd, Eugene Boyd, Carl (Marcy) Boyd, Ethel (Dennis) Knowles, Judy (Jim) Parr, Ken (Barb) Dean, Connie Dean, Linda, Rick & Ryan Schooling, Sheryl Shottenkirk and several nieces and nephews. Al is preceded in death by his parents, Homer & Ivas Boyd, his sisters, Eleanor Hetrich, Jenora Brietbach, Vera Geils, Eunice Boyd, Lorna Boyd, his brothers, Jim Boyd, Floyd Boyd, Dale Boyd, John Dean and his first wife Margery (Shottenkirk) Boyd. Memorials to the family.
Reception will be at East Lincoln Christian Church 7001 Edenton Rd, Lincoln, NE.
- Jim Morton , Pallbearer
- Dave Hilsabeck , Pallbearer
- Kent Halvorsen , Pallbearer
- Allan Klusman, Pallbearer
- Micheal McCullough , Pallbearer
- Kyle Berlowitz , Pallbearer
- Eugene Boyd , Honorary Pallbearer
- Carl Boyd , Honorary Pallbearer
- Robert Boyd , Honorary Pallbearer
- Ken Dean, Honorary Pallbearer
- Rick Schooling , Honorary Pallbearer
- Korey Berlowitz , Honorary Pallbearer
- Mason McCullough , Honorary Pallbearer
- Ryan Schooling , Honorary Pallbearer
- To The Family
- Visitation Thursday, June 13, 2019
- Funeral Service Friday, June 14, 2019
Alvin D Boyd
June 10, 2019
My uncle what can I say but he supported me in everything I’ve done he took me to the hospital when I broke my toe showed me the proper way to sharpen an ax we always had a good time together. Love you and I will surely miss you
June 10, 2019
I remember spending every summer with with Uncle Alvin that I could. I especially remember going to an auction with him and my dad where Uncle Alvin bought me a vanity and chair, which I still have. The other memory that I have is when I invited myself to go on a trip with him to see is family up north.
I wasn’t the best in keeping in touch with him, but I loved him very much and will have my memories of him. My thoughts are with his entire family.
Miss you Uncle Alvin!
June 10, 2019
I have so many good memories of Uncle Boyd as my family called him. I remember lots of family dinners and other get togethers. He would always help out if we needed him. Rest in Peace.