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William O. Boyke

January 18, 1934 March 4, 2015
William O. Boyke
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Obituary for William O. Boyke

William O. Boyke

Gladwin, Michigan


William Otto Boyke 81, passed away on March 4, 2015 at the Mid-Michigan Medical Center-Midland after a brief illness with his family by his side. Mr. Boyke was born on January 18, 1934 in Metz, Michigan to the late Otto and Margaret (Schroeder) Boyke. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, riding ATV’s and crafting. He also enjoyed macgyvering things. Billy was a fun guy to be around. As a boy he was always building things from junk he collected around the neighborhood. He could do just about anything. He loved to be in the woods building forts and T-Pees. The loved the farm he grew up on in Metz. He called it paradise. Every kid in the neighborhood was his friend. He will be missed so much by everyone.

Mr. Boyke is survived by three children Autom (Todd) McLean Gladwin, Crystal Boyke Rogers City, Billy Ray Boyke Harrison, 12 grandchildren Angela Boyke, Tara Allen, Heith Boyke, Joseph Boyke, Josi Schuessler, Chantelle McLean, Amanda Smith, Jacob Boyke, Andrew Budnik, Isabella Smith, Dakota McLean, Kacee Boyke, 3 great grandsons, 5 great granddaughters, 1 great-great grandson, brothers and sisters Delene Brege of Rogers City, Ardele Boyke of Roseville, Lois Golasinski of Roseville, Phyllis Hepburn of Alpena, Marilyn Odell of Roseville, Darhl Boyke of Warren and Virgil Boyke of Davison. Besides his parents Mr. Boyke is preceded in death by two brothers James Boyke and Larry Boyke and one sister Gloria Hafener.

Services for Mr. Boyke will be held at 1:00 pm on March 21, 2015 at Sisson Funeral Home with Pastor Tony Reynolds officiating. Visitation will be held from 11:00 am until the time of service.


Memorial service March 21, 2015

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