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Harvey L. Boyce

June 24, 1935 ~ January 12, 2020 (age 84)

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Harvey L. Boyce, 84, of Sherwood, passed away on Sunday morning, January 12, 2020 at The Laurels of Defiance.   
He was born on June 24, 1935 to Harry and Vergie (Sell) Boyce in Defiance, Ohio. Harvey was a 1954 graduate of Defiance High School. On February 27, 1960  he married Janice (Harmon) Boyce, who resides in Sherwood, Ohio.

Harvey was a faithful member of Sherwood United Methodist Church, Elks Lodge #147, and Eagles #372. He was a lifelong truck driver. Harvey enjoyed spending time with the guys in the shop, and traveling to Myrtle Beach to enjoy the ocean. He always enjoyed a good conversation, and will be sadly missed by his family and many good friends..
Harvey is survived by his loving spouse of 59 years, Jan Boyce of Sherwood, his son, Danny Rosebrock of Edgerton, two daughters, Jamie (Karen) Boyce and Jodie (Kevin) Diven, all of Cecil, Ohio. He also leaves behind three grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.  
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Tom Boyce, sister-In-Law, Kay Osborn, brother and sister-in-law, Bud and Joan Schaffer, and his mother and father-in-law, Alvera and Bernard Harmon.
Visitation will be held from 2-8 pm on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, January 17, 2020 at Schaffer Funeral Home, with Pastor Denny Hunter officiating.

Memorials are suggested to Fort Defiance Humane Society, or to the church. Online condolences can be given at

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January 16, 2020

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Schaffer Funeral Home
529 Jefferson Ave
Defiance, Ohio 43512

Funeral Service
January 17, 2020

11:00 AM
Schaffer Funeral Home
529 Jefferson Ave
Defiance, Ohio 43512

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