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Wayne D. Boyl

Wayne passed away Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at his home in Otsego.

He was born August 15, 1950 in Cass City, Michigan, the son of Wesley and Jean (D’Arcy) Boyl. For many years Wayne worked at General Motors and for 29 years was a resident aide at Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital until his retirement. Wayne enjoyed woodworking and sports. He was a part of the Foreign Exchange Student Program and a member of the Lions Club. On September 23, 1972 in Kingston, Michigan, he married Karen Skinner who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Julie Boyl of Kalamazoo, Jason (Anna) Boyl of Portage and Jennifer (Tim) Holmes of Otsego; 7 grandchildren, Tyler, Teegan, Emma, Trenton, Lily, Matthew and Ellie; 1 great-granddaughter, Lana; sister, Norajean (Tom) Little of Cass City along with several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Wesley Benjamin (Nancy) Boyl.

Friends may meet with Wayne’s family starting at 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 A.M.

Cremation will follow.

Contributions in memory of Wayne may be made to the Allegan County Medical Care Community’s Day Program or to the Martin Lions Club.

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Chad Tackett

November 23, 2022 at 12:20 am

My sincere condolences to the entire family. May your happy memories give you peace and comfort during this difficult time.


Shelley R Jager-Ladd

November 23, 2022 at 7:53 am

So very sorry for your loss.


Nancy Chappel Nelson

November 23, 2022 at 10:22 am

Karen and family, so very sorry for the loss of Wayne. Dennis was so happy that they got to visit at the All Class Reunion, he really enjoyed seeing him. Nancy Nelson



November 23, 2022 at 3:06 pm

You and Mom made create for me a “home away from home”. You never gave up on me, even when I was stubborn and whining. You hugged me when I cried, made fun of me when I was silly, and we created so many memories that I will cherish for the rest of my life. I was lucky enough to have you and mom in my life, and I had the immense honor of calling you my dad. I love you, and always will.

With all my love



Kathi Fuss

November 23, 2022 at 7:12 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Julie


Donatella e Francesco Maletti

November 24, 2022 at 4:40 am

Vi siamo vicini in questo doloroso momento, porteremo nel cuore il suo meraviglioso ricordo


Julie & Bob Taylor

November 25, 2022 at 9:37 am

Jennifer and Family,

I’m So sorry for the loss of your father, grandfather to your children. You are in our Thought and Prayer during this Difficult time and During the Holidays I’m sure it will be extremely difficult.

Prayers for Peace and Strength


Mary Warner

November 25, 2022 at 1:58 pm

Am so sorry to hear about Wayne passing. I loved all his stories about his travels and his family and his exchange students. He was a such a kind man and I am so blessed that I had the opportunity to know him. I will not be able to attend the funeral because I will be in Florida, however, Karen, you and your family will be in my prayers. He will be missed.


Mitch and Tracy Nagel

November 26, 2022 at 12:16 pm

We are so sorry for your loss. Please know we are thinking of you during this difficult time.


Jackie Kelley

November 26, 2022 at 6:02 pm

Karen and family,

so sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. Sending hugs and condolences.


Shirley Weslerbrown

November 28, 2022 at 7:29 pm

Karen, So sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. Sending prays to you and your family, Shirley Wesler Brown.


Daisy Skibbe

November 29, 2022 at 4:01 pm

Karen and family, I am sincerely sorry for your loss and praying for peace and comfort.

Daisy Skibbe



November 29, 2022 at 11:45 pm

Uncle Wayne, you will be missed so much by your Wisconsin family.

I hope you enjoy reconnecting with your love ones who have had the chance to meet our creator.

Love you.


Crystal Radek

November 30, 2022 at 7:25 pm

Uncle Wayne, your Wisconsin family misses you so much.

Until we all meet again ❤️


Crystal, Jim and Joey Radek


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