Edward “Ed” Michael Boyle, 70, of Marion, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009, at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy, Hiawatha, surrounded by his loving family. Funeral Mass was held Saturday, Feb. 21, at St. Jude Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids by Father Phil Thompson. Visitation was Feb. 20 at Murdoch Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Marion. Burial was in Campbell Cemetery, Bertram.
Survivors include his wife, Suzanne (Humphrey) Boyle of Marion; eight children, Michael (Cathy) Boyle of Ankeny, Greg Boyle of Omaha, Neb., Scott Boyle of Mason City, Cynthia Boyle of Waterloo, Mark (Sheri) Boyle of Quincy, Ill., Shannon Boyle of Denver, Iowa, Meagen (Jason) Cranberry of Detroit, Mich., and Callie Boyle of Pullman, Wash.; and three sisters, Rose (Rocky) Rockafellow of North Liberty, Virginia Torgeson of Northwood and Sandra (Skip) Bohl of Mason City.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Joyce Askilson, Shirley Mills and Clara True; and one brother, Jim Boyle.
Ed was born Aug. 8, 1938, the son of James and Rose (Wolf) Boyle, in Milwaukee, Wis. He served with the United States Army. On Sept. 13, 1969, he married Suzanne Humphrey in Millersburg. Ed was a cement mason by trade and member of local Union 561 for 39 years and was also a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids.
Ed had a variety of hobbies including reading, fishing and athletic activities, particularly football and wrestling. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. Ed believed in living life as it is dealt, with both its joys and challenges.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Ed’s memory.
Please sign the online guest book for Ed at www.murdoch  funeralhome.com under obituaries.