Boyd Groezinger

Boyd G. Groezinger, 94, of Waukon died Friday, July 10, 2015 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Friends may leave online condolences for his family at the Martin Funeral Home website at
Boyd Gahlin Groezinger was born January 27, 1921 in Waukon. He was the only child of Edward T. and Olga (Jeglum) Groezinger. Boyd’s mother died when he was just six years old. After graduating from Waukon High School, Boyd joined the Merchant Marines, a part of the U.S. Coast Guard. He served on several ships during WWII and saw the world visiting ports from Australia to Poland.
September 19, 1945, he married Audrey Dorothy DeBuhr at her parents’ home in Waukon. Boyd worked at a variety of jobs following the war. He was a taxi driver, worked for REC digging holes for new high line poles, and was a plumber working with his father-in-law and brother-in-law, Anton and Vic DeBuhr. He also was an Allamakee County Deputy Sheriff and janitor at the local courthouse. Boyd was best remembered for his time working for the Iowa Department of Transportation in road maintenance and snow removal, a job he held until his retirement.
Boyd was a member of Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon. He was an accomplished woodworker and an artist when it came to working with stained glass. Zion Church, as well as several neighbors and relatives, were appreciative recipients of some of his projects in these areas. Boyd also loved to fish and over the years enjoyed numerous travels with Audrey to different parts of the country. Being with his family and grandkids was his favorite way to spend a day.
Survivors include a son, David Groezinger of Redwood Valley, CA; a daughter, Carol (Bob) Christianson of Waukon; four grandchildren: Brock and Lauryn Christianson, both of Waukon, Heather (Mike) Kleiboer of Mabel, MN and Kelly (Greg) Mahoney of Ely; five great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Betty DeBuhr of Waukon; and nephews, Gerry (Karen) and Dennis (Linda) DeBuhr, all of Waukon. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Audrey; a son, Philip; and a brother-in-law, Victor DeBuhr.


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