Leslie Boyd Berry, age 90, of Clotho MN passed away at his home on Saturday, November 20, 2021.
Boyd was born in Osakis, MN to Floyd and Vera Berry on September 18, 1931. While growing up, he lived in the Clotho area and attended school in Long Prairie, MN.
After high school, Boyd enlisted in the Navy and served as a Sea Bee for 4 years. He was stationed at various places in the Pacific and Alaska, with many stories of his work and travels while serving. Boyd used his masonry training to do work for many people in the area after his discharge.
On July 6, 1957, Boyd married his sweetheart, Devona Peterson. They were the 3rd generation to continue on the family farm and received many quality awards from Kraft Foods.
In addition to farming and raising his family, Boyd was active on the Leslie Township Board, the Clotho Creamery board, and various insurance boards for many years. He was also a proud member of the American Legion in Long Prairie.
Boyd will be fondly remembered for his sense of humor and love of words. Two of his favorite were copacetic and indubitably, which he taught to all his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Devona; children, Denise (Marlo) Kasper, Dione (Douglas) Lowe, Michael (Curt Felix) Berry, Greg (Gwen) Berry and Renita (Brian) Arndt; a daughter-in-law, Donna Phelps Berry; 12 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren; and sisters, Beverly Christensen of Menahga, MN and Judith (Ken) Palar of Silver Bay, MN.
Preceding him in death were his parents; one sister, Berdeana Carstenson; and grandson, Dylan Berry.
A Funeral Service will be held 11:00 AM on Monday, November 29, 2021, at Peace United Church in Long Prairie. Visitation will be held from 2-5 PM on Sunday, November 28, 2021, at the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis and for one hour prior to the service at the church.
A live stream and recording of the service will be available 11:00 AM on Monday, November 29, 2021, on the funeral home website.