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BOYCE, Glen Carol 1926 - 2012


Posted By: Joey Stark
Date: 8/4/2012 at 12:05:28

"The Fairfield Ledger"
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Page 8

Glen Carol BOYCE

Glen Carol BOYCE, 85, of Burlington, died at 11:00 AM Sunday, July 29, 2012, at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington.

Born August 18, 1926 to Anthony W. and Georgia M. (TONKINSON) BOYCE in Fairfield Iowa. Glen was the youngest of three children.

Glen graduated from Fairfield High School in 1945. He was inducted into the U.S. Army on February 5, 1945 and completed Basic Training at Camp Maxey, Texas. World War II ended as Glen was being shipped across the Pacific Ocean. He participated in the occupation of the Korean peninsula as a medical orderly, serving with the 377 Station Hospital, 24th Corps in Seoul, Korea. Glen was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon, the Army of Occupation Medal Japan and Korea, Good Conduct Medal, and the Victory Medal. He was honorably discharged at Fort Sheridan, IL on December 11, 1946.

Glen worked at the Iowa Malleable Iron Co. from September 1, 1947 until July 15, 1951 as a clerk and First Aid man. He then served as a security guard at Los Alamos, NM from July 15, 1951 to July 15, 1952. Upon his return from New Mexico, Glen was a policeman on the Fairfield Police Department from July 1952 to February 1953. In February 1953, Glen returned to the Iowa Malleable Iron Co. and became Supervisor of the Melting Department soon thereafter. He retired from the Iowa Malleable Iron Co. on April 1, 1993.

Glen married Virginia Faye PASCH on March 15, 1953 in Mount Pleasant, Iowa.

Glen was baptized in the Baptist faith and became a Lutheran after his marriage. He was a member of First Lutheran Church in Farifield since 1953. Glen served in several capacities at First Lutheran, including Sunday School Treasurer for many years, Sunday School Superintendent, and several terms on the Church Council. He was an associate member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Burlington since 1999.

He especially enjoyed his vacations in the Rocky Mountains and reminisced over trips to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, Colorado, Idaho, and New Mexico.

Glen was an advocate of a college education; all four sons are graduates of Iowa State University.

Glen is survived by his son Jeff, daughter-in-law Jean, and grandsons Andrew and Nikolas of New Ulm, MN; son Randy, daughter-in-law Marilyn, and granddaughter Andrea of Littleton, CO; son Wes and daughter-in-law Kathy and step-grandson Jake TUTTLE of Cedaredge, CO; and son Kevin, daughter-in-law Susan, granddaughter Rachel, and grandson Mark of Papillion, NE. Glen is also survived by his sister-in-laws (sic - sisters in law) Pauline PASCH of Burlington and Leota BOYCE of Camdenton, MO.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia (sic - in 2011), parents, sister Avon ANGSTEAD, and brother Stanley (Bud) BOYCE.

Visitation will be from 8:00 AM until 10:00 AM with the family to receive friends from 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM Thursday, August 2, 2012 at Thielen Funeral Home.

The funeral service for Mr. BOYCE will be 10:00 AM Thursday, August 2, 2012, at Thielen Funeral Home with Reverend Ryan Cosgrove officiating. A time of food and fellowship will be held at the Thielen community room immediately following the service. A graveside committal service will be at 1:30 PM at Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Fairfield.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established for the American Diabetes Association and the Great River Hospice House.

A photo tribute can be viewed and condolences can be sent to the family by visiting Glen's obituary at www.thielenfuneralhome.

*Copied verbatim with permission from The Fairfield Ledger, Inc. This material may NOT be copied and re-posted in any public venue such as Ancestry or Find A Grave without permission from The Fairfield Ledger ~ copyright restrictions apply.
*Transcribed for genealogy purposes; I have no relation to the person(s) mentioned.

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