TRUMAN – Memorial services for Boyd Pitlick, 93, of Truman, formerly of Fairmont, will be 2 p.m. Monday, July 1, at the Truman Senior Living Chapel in Truman with Rev. Nathan Rusert officiating. Burial of ashes with full military honors by the Lee C. Prentice Post 36 and the Martin County VFW Post 1222 will follow in Lakeside Cemetery in Fairmont.
Boyd passed away Tuesday evening, June 25, 2013, at Truman Senior Living. Visitation will be 1-2 p.m. Monday, July 1, in the chapel of the Truman Senior Living.
Lakeview Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Fairmont is in charge of the arrangements.
Boyd Edward Pitlick was born Aug. 2, 1919, in Milaca, Minn., the son of Mike and Winifred (Gregory) Pitlick. Boyd lived with his grandparents in Williston, N.D. He moved to St. Paul when he was 20. He joined the Minnesota National Guard in 1940 and the U.S. Army in 1941. He was trained in California, Iceland and Scotland. He served in the European Theatre that included the beaches of Normandy. He was honorably discharged in 1945 and returned home to St. Paul. In December of 1945, he married Grace Klunder and they had four children together. Boyd worked for Kraft Foods. They enjoyed traveling the U.S. and abroad. They moved to Welcome, Minn., where Grace passed away in 1991. Boyd then married Dorothy Gilman on June 11, 1992, and they also enjoyed traveling. Boyd was a lifetime member of the VFW He enjoyed fishing, hunting and traveling. He also collected postage stamps.
Left to cherish his memory include his wife, Dorothy Pitlick at Truman Senior Living; two sons, Gene Pitlick and Ronald Pitlick, of Minneapolis; two daughters, Sharon Robertson of Tacoma, Wash., and Linda Pitlick of Fairmont; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother, George Pitlick and his wife, Beth of Webster, Wis.; sister, Mary Long of St. Paul; sister-in-law, Pearl Pitlick of St. Paul; two step daughters, Karoline Sear of Centennial, Col., and Anita Duffey and her husband, Terry of Fairmont; eight step grandchildren; six step great-grandchildren; six step great great-grandchildren; special friends, Roger Ferguson and family of Wanamingo, Minn.; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents and his first wife, Grace, Boyd was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Zach Pitlick; brother, Kent Pitlick; sister, Jeanne Bersaw; brothers-in-law, Bill Long and Ted Bersaw; and stepdaughter, Nancy Krueger and her husband, Walt.