In Memory of Boyd Imhoff

Boyd  Imhoff
Boyd Imhoff
Born: August 1, 1934
Died: October 23, 2013
Age: 79
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Boyd Imhoff
August 1, 1934 - October 23, 2013
From: Odebolt, IA

Boyd Imhoff, age 79, of Odebolt, Iowa, died Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at the Horn Memorial Hospital of Ida Grove, Iowa.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 27, 2013, at the Christensen – Van Houten Funeral Home of Odebolt, Iowa with the Father Richard D. Ball officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Martin’s Catholic Cemetery of Odebolt, Iowa. Visitation with the family present will be held one hour prior to the service from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at the Christensen ~ Van Houten Funeral Home of Odebolt, Iowa. The Christensen ~ Van Houten Funeral Home of Odebolt, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online to

Boyd Imhoff was born August 1, 1934 in Moorehead, Iowa to Francis Boyd and Irene Martha (Trickel) Imhoff. He attended Des Moines Township School in Rolfe and graduated. After graduation Boyd enlisted in the United States Army and was stationed in Greenland.

When he returned home Boyd married Nancy A. Brabec on February 8, 1964 and they made their home on a farm South East of Pocahontas, Iowa.  The couple was blessed with three children Wayne, Joel, and Mark. In 1970 the couple moved to Odebolt, Iowa, where Boyd worked for the elevator for a short time, but he truly enjoyed trucking and hauling and went back to trucking.  

Boyd owned his own trucking business named Boyd Imhoff Trucking. He traveled all over the U.S.A. delivering heavy construction equipment.  In his down time he collected, tinkered, and restored antique tractors, and enjoyed going on annual tractor rides. Boyd also took pleasure in gardening and having coffee with friends

Survivors include his loving wife Nancy Imhoff of Odebolt, IA, children, Wayne (Stephanie) Imhoff of Ames, IA; Joel (Heather) Imhoff of Ames, IA; Mark (Donna) Imhoff of Ames, IA, grandchildren, Anna and David Imhoff; Colin and Sarah Imhoff; one brother, Gary (Betty) Imhoff of Lohrville, IA; three sisters, Karen (Bob) Speich of Algona, IA; Pat (Denny) Hovinga of Laurens, IA; Linda Bethune of Storm Lake, IA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Peggy Jo Groff; brother-in-law, Bob Bethune.


2:00 P.M., Sunday,
October 27, 2013
Christensen - Van Houten
Funeral Home
Odebolt , Iowa


Father Richard D. Ball


Denny Sykes
Dale Sykes
Gary Sykes
Bruce Raasch
Darrell Godbersen
Gerald Miller


1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.,
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Christensen- Van houten
Funeral Home
Odebolt, Iowa


Recorded Selections:

"The Old Rugged Cross"
"In The Garden"


St. Martin's Catholic Cemetery,
Odebolt, Iowa


Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 6:33 PM
“Nancy and all the family, I just now found the facebook message of Boyd's passing. We send our deepest sympathy and condolences. He will be very much missed by everyone. Eternal Rest Grant unto him, and let perpetual light shine on him. Remember to ask our Dear Lord to help guide you through the days ahead. ”
- Regina DeFoe
Friday, October 25, 2013 at 7:35 AM
“Our sympathy goes out to Nancy and the family in your loss. Remember all the good memories. Blessings to all of you.”
- Ed and Marilyn Skaren
Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 6:56 PM
“We have many fond and some funny memories of Buzz. Many of them while he visited with us at the hardware store. The last few years it was fun having quick visits at Cubby's”
- Slim and Mary Schroeder
Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 4:04 PM
“Thinking of you and praying for comfort in the days to come. Enjoy your memories! See you Sunday xox


- Loni Stille
Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 11:32 AM
“Nancy, Wayne, Mark and Joel (and the extended family) - So sorry to hear of Buzz's passing. I have many fond memories of Buzz- the stories, the jokes, his quick wit and, of course, him always giving me a hard time! He was definitely one-of-a-kind! Growing up I always enjoyed his visits. Sending hugs to all of you.

All my best,
Toni Neville”
- Toni Neville
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 9:17 PM

I am so sorry for your loss, my heart goes out to you. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

With Deepest Sympathy,

Teri Vetter
- Teri Vetter
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