James Boyd


James (Jim) L. Boyd, 67, of Arlington, S.D., died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, at his rural home southwest of Arlington.

James was born on July 27, 1953, to Ronald and Phyllis (Waldow) Boyd. He was baptized and confirmed at the Lake Whitewood Lutheran Church. Jim graduated from Lake Preston High School and from Lake Area Tech in automotive mechanics. After graduating from Lake Area, he did mechanic work while farming his entire life near Arlington.

Jim married Fran Mastel on January 25, 1980. Together they had one daughter, Christina (Justin) Werkmeister who blessed them with two grandsons, James and Travis.

Jim loved his grandkids more than anything. He looked forward to their annual trips to Prairie Village, tractor pulls and fishing.

Jim is survived by his wife, Fran Boyd of Arlington; daughter, Christina (Justin) Werkmeister of Brookings and their children; one brother, Alden (Donna) Boyd of Lake Preston and their children; a sister, Cynthia (Marwan) Adbo of Richardson, Texas and their children.

He is preceded in death by his father and mother, Ronald and Phyllis Boyd.

Memorial services were held, Sept. 2, 2020, at Grace Point Wesleyan Church in Brookings with Pastor Aaron Cloud officiating, A private family burial will take place at the Nordland Cemetery rural Arlington. The Johnson-Henry Funeral Home of Arlington assisted with arrangements.


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