We are so sorry for your loss. Jerry was a great guy and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Herb, Anita and Dakota
Jerry David Boylan, the son of Walter Glen and Mary Elizabeth (Baggs) Boylan was born on November 13, 1947 in Maryville, Missouri. Jerry entered into eternal peace on Sunday, July 22, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska following an extended illness.
Jerry attended Pleasant Hill Country Grade School and later graduated from South Page School with the Class of 1965. During his school years he was a member of the football team, played trumpet in the band, was a member of FFA, where he served his chapter as President and enjoyed showing horses in 4-H. Jerry developed a passion for farming and agriculture at a very young age.
Jerry joined the United States Army and later was a member of the Army National Guard. He enjoyed his chosen occupation of farming and raising cattle, a job he did all his life. He was a member of the Shenandoah American Legion Post #88, a Township Trustee, a member of the Blanchard United Methodist Church and also served as a volunteer firefighter. Some of Jerry's interests and hobbies included fishing, target practice, playing cards, boating and caring for his pond, and spending time with family and friends.
Preceded him in death were his parents. Those left to honor his memory include his children: Kari Serpa (Paulo) of Pebble Beach, CA, Scyler Boylan (Crystal) of Lincoln, NE and Sayler Boylan (Justine) of Omaha, NE; step-daughter Veronica White (Kerry) of Altoona, IA; grandchildren Genevieve and Olivia White and Enzo and Aurelia Serpa; sisters Sara Annan (Bill) of Shenandoah, IA and Carol Ann Kurtz (Jim) of Crystal Falls, MI; other relatives and a host of friends.
Celebration of life memorial service will be held 3:00 p.m., Saturday, July 28, 2018 at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home in Shenandoah with military rites provided by the Shenandoah American Legion Post 88 Color Guard.
Memorial visitation with the family will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m., Saturday, July 28, 2018 at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home in Shenandoah.
Burial of cremains will be held at a later date in Union Grove Cemetery in Northboro, Iowa.
Memorials may be directed to the AseraCare Hospice of Lincoln, Nebraska.
Jerry has been my good friend for over twenty years. He has pulled me out of the mud or helped me control an out of control fire more than once, and was always the first to volunteer if anyone needed help. He blessed many people and will be missed by all who knew him. Our condolences to his family and close friends, you are in our prayers. Rest in peace, good friend, God-speed !
Ron & SueAnne Furrer
Remembering what a nice time we had visiting Jerry last summer. I will always remember the days at Pleasant Hill as well as at church functions. He was a good man and will be missed by all who knew him.
Janis Hensleigh Erichsen Brown
Marcia Hensleigh Lewis
Jerry was my very first friend. Our first encounter was in a crib during a Blanchard Methodist Church function. We then went on to become classmates at Pleasant Hill Country School. I always felt truly blessed for our friendship. Deepest condolences to his family and other friends--as we carry on without Jerry.
Dear Scyler and Sailer, we are So sad to hear of your Fathers passing. Our Thoughts and Prayers go out to you and the entire Family.
Dear Cousin Jerry, You will be missed. Some of my fondest memories is the Boylan Cousins fishing vacations. We had just a great time, fish or no fish. When we got home we always got togather and had a fish fry with Uncle Don passing out $2 bills or dollar coins for what ever. Most fish , biggest, smallest. Those times were really great. The other thing I remember is the family dinners and celebrations with the Uncle Karl and Aunt Thelma. We were able to get 5 cent Pop from machine and frozen candy bars from Freezer. My daughter Anne will not forgive you for taking son Eli out into cornfield instead of sending him to house for a proper bathroom. Praying you will see Donna soon and give here a hug. We miss you both. Betty Boylan Miller
I was very blessed to have known Jerry. He was a great friend. My sincere condolences to his family.
All my sympathies to you. Jerry was such a nice man, so much fun to visit with.
He will be missed. Teresa Hamilton-Walker
Jerry will be greatly missed by all the Gibilisco's. He was always there for us. Helping Stevie in the fields, coming to all of the kids graduations, birthday parties, weddings and grandchildren's births and birthdays. Jerry put up with my boys antics, hanging out at his house, swimming in the pond, and riding motorcycles through his field. He'd show up late at night when I was combining just to see if I was alright or if he could take over. If you ever offered him a Mother's day brunch, food at a motocross event, or just dinner at our house - he was there! Jerry was a good father (to all the boys in his life) and the kindest man. Life won't be the same without him.
Sorry for your loss. Sympathy and prayers to the family. He was a nice fellow and will be missed by many.
"We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will."
Jerry did that. He will be missed by all who loved him. Rest in peace ol friend.
Jerry was a good man. I always enjoyed visiting with him over the many years I knew him. Dutch and Jerry were a pair. :)
Jerry was a Good Friend,,,I can still remember He and Bill Racine going to the Army out in California,,,Bill stayed in California and Jerry came back to farm...Jerry and his Dad were a couple of Great Guys always Friendly and Cheerful as were his relatives Karl and Thelma Boylan who ran the Gas Station in Northboro,,,God Bless You Jerry and Family We will all join You someday for a Big Southwest Iowa Reunion in Heaven..
So sad to hear of Jerry passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Growing up in Blanchard, I remember him being a very nice guy. Attending church or driving by he eould always say a quick "Hi" or stop and chat for a few. Rest easy, Jerry.