Boyd Chester Coleson, 82, of Manchester, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home. Mass of resurrection was Tuesday, Feb. 23, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Manchester, with the Rev. John Flaherty as celebrant. Interment with military rites followed at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Manchester. Visitation was Monday at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home & Crematory, Manchester, and also Tuesday at the church.
Survivors include his wife of nearly 64 years, Erma Coleson of Manchester; his five children, Richard (Gail) Coleson of Ely, Linda (Dale) Trott of Clinton, Daniel (Bonnie) Coleson of Cedar Rapids, Kathryn (Dave) Horner of Waukee, and Denise (Tim) Larson of West Des Moines; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Janice (Jerry) Everitt of Strawberry Point; and one sister, Marilyn (Frank) Shultz of South Carolina.
Boyd was preceded in death by his eldest son, David; his parents; one brother, Bill; and two sisters, Erma Jean and Sandra.
Online condolences may be sent to www.leonard-mullerfh.com .