Boyd Hill

November 27, 1929 ~ February 8, 2021 (age 91)


Boyd Hill, age 91, of Fosston, MN, passed away on Monday, February 8th, at Essentia Health Hospital in Fosston. Memorial graveside services will be held at First Lutheran Cemetery, Mahnomen, this summer. Arrangements are with Carlin Family Funeral Service of Fosston and messages of condolence may be shared at

Boyd Irvin Hill was the son of Kurnel and Julia (Thompson) Hill and was born in Mahnomen County on Nov. 27, 1929. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. He grew up on a farm; attended the country Sommer School, along with the Bejou and Mahnomen Schools.

He served in the U.S. Army, after is honorable discharge he worked at various jobs in many states. He moved to Coos Bay, Oregon in 1968, where he was employed at Weyerhaeuser Lumber Company until retirement. He was married to Kathy Stephanik, and later divorced. Together they had two sons, Daniel and Christopher of Portland, OR.

After her death, he moved back to Minnesota in 2008, and made his home near family and friends in Fosston. He enjoyed family holidays and events, gardening, watching TV and having coffee with friends at the café. Boyd could make everyone laugh with his dry sense of humor and quick-witted jokes. He enjoyed having bags of Halloween candy ready for kids. He also liked to decorate his home for Christmas.

He is survived by his sons, Daniel and Christopher (Amber) Hill of Oregon. A Beloved Sister, Doris Holm of Bagley, MN and Sister-in-Law Georgia Hill of Coos Bay, OR. Along with many special nieces, nephews and cousins. He willed be greatly missed by everyone.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Kurnel and Julia. Brothers Milferd, Thomas, Oliver, Kurmeth and Merle Hill, along with sisters June Larson and Leona Hill and Brothers-in-Law Kenneth Larson and Donald Holm.

Blessed be his memory.

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