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August 5, 1923 – Friday, October 4, 2013

Service Information
St. Lukes Catholic Church in Clearwater, MN
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Clearwater, MN
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
One hour prior to services

Robert M. “Bob” Boyd, age 90, of Clearwater and formerly a longtime Buffalo Businessman passed away on Friday, October 4, 2013 at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.

He was born on August 5, 1923 in Langdon, North Dakota the son of John & Charlotte (Conroy) Boyd.

On September 29, 1956 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Little Falls, Minnesota Robert M. “Bob” Boyd and Celestine Rausch were joined in holy marriage.
God blessed their marriage with seven daughters.

Bob & Celeste were self employed at Boyd’s Department Store in Buffalo from 1955-1985.

He was formerly a member of St. Francis Catholic Church in Buffalo and currently a member of St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Clearwater.

Bob belonged to The Buffalo Chamber of Commerce, Buffalo Flying Club and played and managed Baseball.

Survived by loving wife: Celeste; daughters: Marie (Bruce) Boyd, Shawn (Paul) Boyd, Kris Holthaus, Kerry Johnson (Martin), Erin (Perry) Willis, Ellen (Jason) Halvorson and Shannon Boyd; nine grandsons & two granddaughters; a sister: Patricia Boyd; nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by his parents: John & Charlotte Boyd, three brothers and four sisters.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Robert “Bob” Boyd will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, October 9th at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Clearwater. Father Steven Hoffman will be the Celebrant.

Inurnment St. Luke’s Cemetery in Clearwater.

A Time of gathering will be held on Wednesday, October 9th at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Clearwater one hour prior to Mass.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo is serving the family.

8 Guestbook Entries

  1. Bill & Marcie Martin

    You are in our thoughts and prayers. We were totally shocked. We wish we could be there for the services but Bill will be working as the construction season is coming to an end. We will be thinking of your family. Hope to see you soon. Only one week of camping left. Prayers coming your way.
    Marcie Martin

  2. Riti Sanderson

    We were sorry to read about the death of Bob. We remember the many days working together on keeping “Downtown Buffalo Alive”! Our thoughts and prayers to your family.
    Bob and Riti Sanderson

  3. Jan Pride

    My Dear Friend Shawn & Boyd Family,
    My sincere condolences on the loss of your husband, father, and grandfather. What a wonderful man!
    Jan (Meidinger) Pride

  4. George Jundt

    Boyd Family,
    I obviously remember Bob as a businessman and a pilot. I’ve also understood he was a very good Dad and spouse.
    However, I remember him best as a very good conversationalist in the local coffee shops over the years. He could converse on most any subject and make a conversation interesting and educational. I liked Bob very much for that experience.
    My sympathy.

  5. Mary Triplett

    I am so sorry for the loss of Bob. I remember him so well at Boyd’s in Buffalo when I was a young kid. He was always so nice and had a great smile. My parents, Ed and Shirley, always thought well of him. Peace to you all!

  6. Lisa Soukup and Anne Manning

    We offer our heartfelt condolences to the entire Boyd family.

  7. Brian Mead

    To the Boyd family,
    We are very sorry to hear of your loss. Due to our work schedules, we are not able to attend the service but we want all of you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

    With deepest sympathy,
    Brian Mead & Alison (Mead) Schmitt

  8. Bruce Varner

    The Boyd family lived just down the street from us and what great neighbors they were. I delivered newspapers to them as a kid and Bob liked to joke around with me. He will be missed but is in a better place.


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