The former Claretta Woelfel was born in Waukesha on March 24, 1926, daughter of Mathias and Leona Woelfel. On October 9, 1948 she married Robert G. Boyd at Holy Apostles Church in New Berlin.
Claretta was a 1944 graduate of Waukesha High School. Prior to her marriage, she had been employed at the Waukesha County Register of Deeds Office. Claretta then, along with her husband, farmed in the Town of Lebanon.
She was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church. She was also a member of 4H, was an excellent cook and enjoyed baking. Claretta was known for her cooking, baking and gardening.
She is survived by her husband, Robert G. Boyd of Lebanon; her nine children, Christine Boyd of Lebanon; Allen (Sheila) Boyd of Waukesha; Sharon Kuphal of Mosinee; Richard Boyd of Watertown; Catherine (Walter) Miller of Valders; Wayne (Debby) Boyd of Watertown; Brent (Karen) Boyd of Lebanon; Barbara Boyd of Watertown; Bruce (Rhonda) Boyd of Watertown; sixteen grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; sister, Lucille Halvorson of Stratford; Roger (Marion) Woelfel of New Berlin; George (Joan) Woelfel of Suring, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Preceding Claretta in death were her parents and a son-in-law, Buzz Kuphal and a brother-in-law, Martin Halvorson.
The funeral service will be held at the Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown on Friday, May 11, 2012 at
twelve o’clock noon, with Monsignor Daniel Ganshert of St. Henry Catholic Church presiding. Burial will be in Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery in Lebanon.
Relatives and friends may call to pay their respects at the funeral home on Friday from 10 a.m. until the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Marquardt Foundation, Marquardt Hospice or to the Wisconsin Parkinsons Association.
The family would like to thank Dr. Bruce Cochrane and Marquardt Memorial Manor and their hospice staff for the loving care they gave Claretta during her stay.
The Hafemeister Funeral Home of Watertown is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.