Ronald Frank Boys was born on October 30, 1940, in Redwood Falls, Minnesota to Robert and Maude (Brockway) Boys. He graduated from Redwood Falls High School in 1958. He attended Mankato State University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education, while still making time to write letters to Sandy, always reminding her how much he loved her.
Ronald was united in marriage to Sandra Meyers on July 21, 1962, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Franklin, Minnesota. To this union the couple was blessed with two daughters, Becky and Bonnie. After college, he taught one year in Russell, Minnesota before moving to Osakis in 1964, where he taught English and Social Studies. Ronald not only had an impact in the classroom, he also coached wrestling and golf for many years. He retired from teaching in 1997, but continued to coach until 2002. During this time, he also managed and worked at the Osakis Golf Club for over 20 years.
Ronald’s love for nature led them to buying a home on Lake Osakis where they lived for over 50 years. After retirement, they loved wintering in Apache Junction, Arizona. Ronald enjoyed golfing, hunting, and fishing, especially with his grandsons. He enjoyed watching the Minnesota Twins and the Minnesota Vikings, demonstrating how to properly yell at the television. Most of all he loved spending time with his family, friends, and especially the grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Ronald died on Saturday, March 18, 2023, at the Galeon in Osakis at the age of 82. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Boys of Osakis; daughters, Becky (Steve) Black of Alexandria and Bonnie (Zack) Pierce of Sauk City, Wisconsin; grandchildren, Amanda (Brian) Pierce-Yankunas, Bryant (Kyra) Black, Brittany (Nathan) Hoffman, Bennett (Allie) Black; great-grandchildren, Pierce Hoffman, Jordie Black, Lenox Hoffman, Brooks Black, Lettie Black, and another great-grandson on the way; sister, Nyla Lingenfelter of Danube, Minnesota; sister-in-law, Patsy Meyers of Gilbert, Arizona. Ronald is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Maude; brother, Roger Boys; great-granddaughter, Reese Black; and brothers-in-law, Jerry Lingenfelter and William Meyers.
Ron will be dearly missed as he meant the world to us!
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 15, 2023, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Osakis. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.