July 25, 1931 - June 2, 2021
Duane Louis Boyd, age 89, of Kankakee, passed away on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at Miller Healthcare in Kankakee. He was born on July 25, 1931 in Buckingham, the son of Louis and Dora (Arthur) Boyd. He married Anna Mae Bolatto on July 28, 1951 at St. Margaret Mary Church in Herscher. Duane graduated from Herscher High School in 1950. He was a veteran of the National Guard. He retired as a lineman, troubleman, and crew-leader from Com Ed in 1989 after being employed there for 39 years. He was a 70 year member of IBEW. Duane loved farming on the family farm in Buckingham. He also enjoyed John Deere tractors. He was a member of the Green Club and the Moose Lodge 802. Duane liked reading farm journals and also read the Daily Journal from cover to cover every day. He loved animals, especially the family dog, Joe. He was a member of St. John Paul II Catholic Church and formerly a member of St. Rose Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife of nearly 70 years, Anna Mae Boyd; a daughter & son-in-law, Linda & Mark Messerle of Kankakee; a son, Ronald Boyd of Buckingham; and 5 grandchildren, Cherise (Tony) Ostrowski, Courtney (Juan) Robles, Ryan (Kristin) Boyd, Keith (Ashley) Boyd, & Kevin (Leanne) Boyd; 8 great-grandchildren, Travis Ostrowski, Trenton Acevedo, Taylor Ostrowski, Dylan Acevedo, Isaiah Robles, Ensley Boyd, Emma Boyd, & Aidan Boyd. Surviving are a brother, William (Paula) Boyd of Concord, North Carolina; two sisters, Betty Davis of Palatine, and Patricia Fisher of Kankakee; brother-in-law, Robert (Vicki) Bolatto of Campus; along with numerous nieces and nephews and cousins. Preceding Duane in death were his parents, Louis and Dora Boyd; in-laws, Peter and Anna Bolatto; daughter-in-law, Frieda Boyd; brother, Leon Boyd; brothers-in-law, James Fisher, Edward Davis, & Frank Pullman; and sister-in-law, Dorothy Pullman. Visitation will be held from 12:00 pm until 3:00 pm on Sunday, June 6, 2021 at Clancy-Gernon-Hertz Funeral Home in Kankakee. The Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 am on Monday, June 7, 2021 at St. Rose Catholic Church in Kankakee. Rev. Charles Wheeler will celebrate the Mass. Please wear a face mask and practice social distancing guidelines unless you are fully vaccinated. Burial will follow at Grand Prairie Norwegian Lutheran Church Cemetery in Herscher. Memorials may be made to St. Rose Catholic Church or American Diabetes Association.
Duane Louis Boyd, age 89, of Kankakee, passed away on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at Miller Healthcare in Kankakee. He was born on July 25, 1931 in Buckingham, the son of Louis and Dora (Arthur) Boyd. He married Anna Mae Bolatto on July 28, 1951... View Obituary & Service Information
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