Boyd N. Elliott, 83, of Freeport was ushered into heaven through the saving grace of Jesus on Nov. 3, 2011.
He was born in Oakland, Iowa, on Jan. 8, 1928, to Henry and Grace Elliott. He graduated from Atlantic High School in 1945.
Boyd served in the Philippines with the United States Army from 1945 to 1947. He graduated from Iowa State University in 1950. He married Dollie Netcott on Aug. 27, 1950, in Ames, Iowa.
Boyd managed the Spurgeon’s store in Monroe, Wis., from 1962 to 1976. He then managed the Freeport Spurgeon’s store until his retirement in 1990. After his retirement, he became a licensed Realtor associate with Krogull Mercier Realtors.
Boyd became a member of Park Hills Evangelical Free Church in 1976. He was a member of the Freeport Noon Kiwanis and the Downtown Business Men’s Association.
Boyd was an avid reader, enjoyed golf, and was a loyal Packers fan. His greatest joy in life was his family.
Boyd is survived by his wife of 62 years, Dollie Elliott; three children, Pastor Larry (Carol) Elliott of Freeport, Elaine Blue of Monroe, Wis., and Shelly (Steve) Larson of Ames, Iowa; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Lois Dorsheimer of Lewis, Iowa, and Elaine Crawford of Mesa, Ariz.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Grace Elliott; sister and brother-in-law, Ione and Glen Anderson; two brothers-in-law, Reid Crawford and Corky Dorsheimer; and one brother, Melvin Elliott in infancy.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday at Park Hills Evangelical Free Church, 2525 W. Stephenson St. in Freeport, followed by entombment at Oakland Cemetery. It is Pastor Larry Elliott’s honor to officiate the service for his dad.
Visitation will be held at Park Hills Evangelical Free Church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service.
Memorials may be given to Park Hills Evangelical Free Church.
Please visit www.burketubbs.com to sign his online guestbook and to share memories.
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