2017-11-09 / Obituaries

Daniel Ward Boynton

Daniel Ward Boynton, 62, Merritt, died Nov. 8, 2017, at University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor.

A memorial service will be held Friday, Nov. 17 at 11 a.m. at Christler Funeral Home, Houghton Lake Chapel, with Pastor Joshua Henderson officiating. Interment will be in Stittsville Cemetery, Missaukee County. Visitation will be held Friday from 10 a.m. until the service at 11 a.m.

He was born Aug. 7, 1955, in Cadillac, to Ward and Norma (Nowlin) Boynton. He grew up in the Merritt area, graduating from Lake City High School in 1973.

Mr. Boynton was a master plumber, and owned and operated Boynton Plumbing in Merritt.

On July 17, 2004, at Houghton Lake, he was married to Linda Marie Larson. He was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and enjoyed hunting, motorcycles and his 1929 coupe.

Surviving Mr. Boynton are his wife of 13 years, Linda Boynton of Merritt; two nieces, Vanessa Boynton of Houghton Lake and Kim (Rich) Raab of Kalamazoo; three nephews, Benjamin Boynton of Houghton Lake, Kevin (Nhu) Boynton of England and Kyle (Jane) Boynton of New York; great-nieces and -nephews, Nolan Raab, Kylie Boynton, Thaddeus Boynton and George Boynton; and sister-in-law, Beverly Boynton of Kalamazoo. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Michael and Rodger.

Memorial contributions can be directed to the family. Christler Funeral Home, Houghton Lake Chapel, handled the arrangements.

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