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Dr. Kenneth Loyle Boyd, 82

Posted March 28, 2016 at 9:40 pm

Dr. Kenneth Loyle Boyd, formerly of Akron, passed away March 19, 2016. A celebration of life service will be held in the fall at Christ Community Church in Sun City, Ariz.

Ken was born March 19, 1934, in Garden City, Kan. to Kenneth and Opal Boyd. The family moved to a farm in Fowler, Kansas where he lived and raised hogs until graduating from high school. He then attended Dodge City Junior College for two years where he enjoyed playing football and boxing. Shortly after, he joined the Army and served for two years in the Washington D.C. area. It was there that he met his wife Jan. They married November 11, 1956.

After his service in the Army, he and Jan

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    Dr. Kenneth L. Boyd, 82

    Dr. Kenneth L. Boyd of Akron, Iowa and Sun City, Ariz. passed away March 19, 2016, on his birthday. Services are pending at Christ Community Church in Sun City, Ariz.

    Kenneth was born on March 19, 1934 in Garden City, Kansas and was formerly a veterinarian in Akron for many years. See next week’s Akron Hometowner for the full obituary.


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    A Celebration of Life will be held on April 2 at the Akron Iowa Fire Station. Visitation with family present will begin at 2:00 p.m. Celebration of Life will be from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

    Rashiem was born in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands on July 30, 1987 to Cynthia and Cecil Gilkes. Rashiem graduated from Akron-Westfield High School

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    Gail Clausen, 89

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    Services were Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Craig, Iowa, with Reverend Lil Johnston officiating. Interment with military honors was provided by the Heeren-McHale-Wilkens American Legion Post No. 724 of Brunsville, Iowa, at St. John Evangelical Cemetery in Craig, Iowa. Expressions of sympathy can

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    Albert A. Pies, 82

    Albert A. Pies, Watertown, S.D., passed away on Saturday, February 27, 2016, at the Deuel County Hospital in Clear Lake, S.D. Funeral services were on Thursday, March 3, 2016, at the Crawford-Osthus Funeral Chapel in Watertown. Pastor Steve Biswell officiated. Burial took place on Thursday at the Ortley Cemetery in Ortley, S.D. Military graveside honors were conducted by Codington County Post #17 of the American Legion, Watertown, S.D., and the Military Funeral Honors Team of the S.D. Army National Guard. Honorary pallbearers were the staff and residents

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    Donna Jean Boyer, 78

    Donna Jean Boyer passed away on February 28, 2016, in Tucson, Ariz.

    Graveside burial services will be held at Riverside Cemetery, Akron, Iowa, at a later date.

    Donna (Andresen) Boyer, daughter of Andrew and Emma (Hilrichs) Andresen was born December 12, 1937, in Plymouth County Iowa. She was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Akron.

    She attended Chatsworth grade school and graduated

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    Jerome “Jerry” Olson, 79

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    Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Akron. Pastor Susan Juilfs will officiate. Burial with military honors conducted by the Hoschler American Legion Post 186 of Akron will be in Riverside Cemetery in Akron. Visitation will be after 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8, 2016, with the family

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    Albert A. Pies, 82

    Albert A. Pies, age 82, Watertown, SD, passed away on Saturday, February 27, 2016, at the Deuel County Hospital in Clear Lake, SD. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 3, at the Crawford-Osthus Funeral Chapel in Watertown. Pastor Steve Biswell will officiate. The family is requested to meet at the chapel on Thursday by 10:00 a.m. for a prayer service. Visitation will be at the Crawford-Osthus Funeral Chapel in Watertown on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. and prior to services at the chapel.

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    Arlen Lucken, 82

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    Gerald K. Erickson, 83

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    Memorial Service will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at Faith United Presbyterian Church (formerly Morningside Presbyterian) in Sioux City with Rev. David Koehler officiating. The Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden, Iowa is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent to

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