John S. Boyd, age 84 of Stanwood, passed away on Tuesday afternoon, March 8, 2022 at his home. He was born on May 25, 1937 in Grand Haven, Michigan to Walter & Nina (Seelig) Boyd. John was a hard working dairy farmer and cash crop farmer all of his life. He had been the Mecosta Township Supervisor, a Mecosta County Commissioner, and he had been a firefighter for the Mecosta-Austin Fire Department. John loved driving his draft horses, and he loved red (International) tractors. He is survived by his wife, Marlene Boyd of Stanwood; son, John A. (Sarah) Boyd of Stanwood; daughter, Trina (Gordy) Poliquin of Byron Center; daughter-in-law, Danette Boyd of Morley; 4 grandchildren: John E. Boyd, Brian Boyd, Wyatt Barringer, Laney Barringer; 2 great-grandchildren, Cameron & Carmen Boyd; 2 great-great granddaughters, Kinslee & Kourtlynn Boyd; and by several nieces & nephews. John was preceded in death by his parents; by his wife, Bonnie; and by his sister, Mary. According to his wishes, cremation has taken place, and interment will be at Fairview Cemetery in Stanwood, Michigan. You are encouraged to drive your tractor or car to the Mecosta Township Fire Department (19095 8 Mile Road, Stanwood, MI. 49346) and take part in a funeral escort beginning at 12 Noon on Sunday, March 13, 2022 and processing to the Mecosta Township Hall (19729 11 Mile Road, Big Rapids, MI. 49307), where a Celebration of John’s life will begin at 1:00 PM, led by Chaplain Tom Shelder, followed by a luncheon and time to visit with the family until 5:00 PM. You can sign the online guest book at www.kroeze-wolffis.com. Arrangements are by Kroeze-Wolffis Funeral Home, Inc. of Fremont.
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