Bezhigoogaabaw, Rodney Boyd, Sr., 59-year-oldresident of Onamia, Minnesota, passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at the MilleLacs Health System in Onamia.
Arrangements are with the Shelley Funeral Chapel of Onamia.
Rodney is survived by his mother, Shirley Boyd; sons, Rodney (Melissa) Boyd, Jr., and Connor Boyd; daughter,Courtney (Dan) Boyd; brothers, William Boyd, Jr., Floyd Ballinger, Damian Beaulieu, and Landon Boyd; sisters, Karen Boyd, and Janelle Boyd; six grandchildren, Johnathan, Asia, Aiden, Aarlyn, Emma, and Henry; aunties, Bette, Delores(Larry) Heglund; and uncle, Clarence (Irene) Boyd; and many aunts, uncles,relatives, friends, and his dog, We’ah.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Boyd, Sr.; son, Shane Boyd; daughter, Mary Boyd; brother, Clyde Boyd; grandparents, Daisy and Dan Boyd, Sr., Mary and Fred Day, Sr. Bezhigoogaabaw, Rodney Dean Boyd,Sr. was born on January 15, 1961 in Onamia,
Minnesota to Shirley (Day) and William Boyd, Sr. He liked to spend his time watching
Bruce Lee movies, and episodes of Friends, and Cheers. Rodney loved being with his grandchildren and grandniece, and nephews. He enjoyed going to the casino to play Bingo, taking a drive in the car, and caring for his dog, We’ah. Having a bowl of split pea soup or chili along with a piece of fry bread was his favorite meal. Rodney will always be remembered for helping others and lending a hand to those in need.