Boyd L. Merryfield, age 93, of Wautoma, passed away peacefully early Friday morning, November 30, 2018 at Heartland House in Wautoma.
He was born February 8, 1925 in Wild Rose, the son of Lester and Lucille (Evans) Merryfield. He married the former Marianne Ross on February 26, 1949 in Wautoma. She preceded him in death on June 17, 1987.
Boyd served his country in the United States Navy. He was employed as a salesman for 30 years representing Marcus Mercantile Co. and later the M.W. Kasch Toy Company. Early in his career, Boyd was manager of City Rec Center Bowling Alley in Wautoma and also operated Boyd’s Bar in Wautoma.
An avid sports enthusiast, Boyd loved baseball and managed the former Wautoma Merchants Baseball Team in the 1950’s. He enjoyed golf and belonged to the Tuesday and Thursday Golf League in Wautoma for a number of years. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wolman-Minskey American Legion Post 317, Knights of Columbus, Wautoma Lions Club and the Last Man’s Club of Oshkosh.
He is survived by three children, Tom (Annette) Merryfield, Berlin, Judy (Todd) Paul, Carson City, NV, Mary Catherine (Kevan) Morris, Mission Viejo, CA; daughter in-law, Sharon Merryfield, Oshkosh; grandhchildren, Mike Merryfield, Dennis (Nichole) Merryfield, Trisha (Travis) Reed, Amanda Paul, Melissa Paul, Patti Witt, Amy Bajl, Michael Merryfield, Ryan Morris, Devon (Nicole) Morris, and Troy Merryfield; great grandchildren, Ember, Jacob, Cole, Lacy, Avery, Landon, Isabel, Ramzy, Regan, Alex, and Brooklyn; one brother, Gerald Merryfield, Eau Claire; one sister-in-law, Helen Merryfield. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends, especially Bea Broehm of Appleton.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Ross Merryfield; one granddaughter, Beth Simon; his brother Keith Merryfield; one sister and brother-in-law, Phyllis (Glen) Moldenhauer.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, December 7, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wautoma with Rev. David F. Greskowiak officiating. Burial with full military honors will be at Wautoma Union Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Leikness Funeral Home, 358 South Oxford St. Wautoma.
In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated to Wautoma American Legion, Wild Rose American Legion or the Knights of Columbus. The family wishes to thank the staff of Heartland House in Wautoma and Agnesian Hospice/Hope for their compassionate care.