William “Bill” Boyda, 77, of Sioux Falls, formerly of Dell Rapids, passed away on Friday, August 11, 2017 at the Sanford Hospice Cottage. A graveside service will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 in St. Williams Cemetery, Ramona, SD. His Memorial Service will begin at 3:00 p.m. following the graveside at Kahler Funeral Home. Visitation with the family present will be from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at Kahler Funeral Home, Dell Rapids. On-line condolences may be left at the Kahler Funeral Home website.
William “Bill” Earl Boyda was born on April 19, 1940, the son of Nicholas and Rosalyn “Mary” (DeCurtins) Boyda. He grew up in Ramona, SD where he attended country school. He then started working for area farmers and eventually moved to Dell Rapids where he worked for the Dell Rapids Elevator. He married Donna Haugse on June 1, 1963 in the Baltic Lutheran Church. The couple made their home in Dell Rapids. Bill started working for the Minnehaha County Highway Department in 1969 and retired in 1999. He and Donna moved to Sioux Falls in 2006.
Bill was a member of Active Generations. He enjoyed model cars and trucks.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his three brothers, John, Jim and Bob and his three sisters, Mary Lois, Martha and Pat.
Bill is survived by his wife, Donna of Sioux Falls; his two sons, Brian (Cindi) Boyda of Breezy Point, MN and their daughter, Betsy and Darrel (Beverly) Boyda of Lonsdale, MN and their children, Collin and Emily; his brothers, Ronald (Diane) Boyda of Tyler, TX and Christopher (Rolien) of Phoenix, AZ and his many nieces and nephews.