William Michael Boyum

Boyum, William Michael AKA Wild Bill, Billy, Willy, Age 59 Born September 29, 1962 (The Feast of Archangels). Died at home peacefully in the arms of his fiancé; Kim, on September 22, 2022. He was number 11 of 13 children. He was preceded in death by his parents Gloyd & Loretta Mary (Adelmann) Boyum, four brothers: Tom, Greg, Jimmy and Joseph Boyum. He will be greatly missed by his surviving fiancé Kimberly (Fields) Stone, children Brooke, Josie and Jax Boyum, and stepsons Calvin and Cole Stone. Surviving brothers and sisters Mary Green (Joe), Susan Johnson (Gary), Joan Davis (Rick), Bobby (Michelle) Danny, John, Kathy Shelander (Curt) and Paul. He will also be deeply missed by all of his many, many nieces, nephews, cousins and all of his friends. Billy was a very 'simple man,' except when it came to golf - he was a serious man and wanted to win it all. He was funny; his expressions said it all. He was the one you could count on for anything at anytime. Billy's love of working out was shown when he was at the gym every day. He was a strong, strong man, and even when he wasn't feeling the best - he made it to the gym. He enjoyed playing golf and watching all sports. He was definitely a perfectionist in everything he did, and did it to the highest level with great pride and integrity. He was definitely a larger than life kind of guy, with the biggest heart of gold. He was always willing to give to others. He had the most dynamic personality you could imagine - always adaptable to whatever his family and friends needed at the time, and the best sense of humor. The letters, riddles, and thank you's he wrote were the best. Who knew he had it in him? "Roses are red, anything could be blue", and anything about what you did would end the riddles. They were the most perfect, hilarious notes for the day. Billy was a stubborn man and would hate it if he ever lost a game of golf, a bet, or a silly game - just ask his friends and family. He was the best, or always had to be the best. He was an entrepreneur, he was hands on in all he did, he was not afraid of hard work or bringing you out to where he was going. It may be work, or it may be lunch. You may not have known it, but he got you there, and when you got there, you either ate lunch or helped - because it was Billy. How could you tell him no? He was way bigger than you, so you just went with what Billy wanted. Mass of Christian Burial to be held Wed. Sep. 28 at 11AM with visitation one hour prior at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 19921 Nightingale St NW, Oak Grove. Washburn-McReavy.com Coon Rapids Chapel 763-767-1000