Richard John Boyk Sr.

Richard John Boyk Sr., 72, of Posen passed away unexpectedly at home November 11, 2023.

He was born April 3, 1951 in Alpena to Otto and Helen (Marculewicz) Boyk.

He was a lifelong resident of the area and was proud of the family’s fourth generation Boyk Family Farm.

He is survived by three children, Reyanne Gallippo of Ypsilanti, Richard Boyk Jr. of Grass Valley, California and Rebecca Boyk of Alpena; five grandchildren Eliza, Harvey, Richard III, Cayden and Jorja; siblings, Bernard, Julie (Tom) Goodall and Marie (Allen) Momrik; along with his two canine companions Bonnie and Clyde.

Richard’s happy place was being out in the woods in nature where he could sit and reflect. 


He was a master at making any holiday magical with his creative and quirky ideas. He was a hard worker until the end and made an impact on all he came in contact with.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Otto and Helen and two brothers, Adam and Leo.

Friends may visit at St. Casimir Catholic Church today (Thursday) from 10 a.m. through time of Mass at 11 a.m.

Burial will follow at St. Casimir Catholic Cemetery.

Donations may be made to St. Casimir Catholic Church or Knights of Columbus Chalice Fund.

Arrangements are in care of the Beck Funeral Home.

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