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BOYENGA, Alvin 1924-2010

BOYENGA, BLEEKER, VANLOH

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/2/2011 at 13:13:21

Alvin Boyenga, 85, of Ackley, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, June 15, 2010, at the North Iowa Mercy Medical Center, Mason City, Iowa. A memorial service for Alvin Boyenga will be 10:30 Thursday, June 17th at the United Methodist Church, Ackley, Iowa with inurnment at the East Friesland Cemetery, rural Ackley. Military Honors will be provided by the Elliott - Keninger American Legion Post # 252, Ackley. The Linn's Funeral Homes Ackley Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Alvin Boyde Boyenga was born May 3, 1924, the son of Tena [Bleeker] and Edward Boyenga at the family home in Osceola Township near Faulkner, Iowa. He attended rural Faulkner Country School through the 4th grade and then attended and graduated from the Ackley, Iowa Community Schools with the class of 1942. Alvin served with the United States Army during World War II serving in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations in Okinawa and Korea. On August 18, 1954 he was united in marriage to Esther Louise Van Loh at her parents home in Ackley, Iowa. To this union a daughter: Sharon was born. Alvin worked for Ralston Purina, Boyt Manufacturing, Swift Co., all of Iowa Falls and then went to work for over 20 years at Ackley Foods, Ackley. He also worked for J. M. Hunt and Sons during harvest season. He was a former member of East Friesland Church, a charter member of Faith Presbyterian Church and currently a member of the United Methodist Church, Ackley, Iowa. He was also a longtime member of the Ackley American Legion Post # 252.

Alvin Boyenga is survived by his daughter: Sharon Boyenga of Ackley, Iowa; 2 sisters: Marion Bodecker of Waterloo, Iowa, Betty [Jim] Wilkens of Marshalltown, Iowa; a sister-in-law: Helen Benning of Ackley, Iowa; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Edward and Tena Boyenga; his wife: Esther Boyenga; 2 brothers: Arlys Boyenga and Edward Boyenga; a nephew: Greg Boyenga; and a niece: Susan Bristley.


 

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