O'Brien County

Boyd P. Ellerbroek

Hamilton County


Our Neighbors in the Services

Sheldon, Iowa

Seaman Boyd P. Ellerbroek, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Ellerbroek, is home on furlough.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, July 12, 1943

Mrs. Boyd Ellerbroek has gone to New York City to be with her husband, until he is called back to overseas duty. Mrs. Ellerbroek is the former Charlotte Clabaugh.

Source: Webster City Freeman, Webster City, IA - Nov. 16, 1944


Word has been received here of the death in the Pacific of Boyd P. Ellerbroek, F C 3-c, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Ellerbroek, Jr., of Sheldon, Iowa.

Husband of the former Charlotte Clabaugh, of this city, the sailor was reported killed in action in the south Pacific while serving aboard a minesweeper.

He had served several months in the European theater of war before returning to the United States last October and being transferred to duty in the south Pacific.

Besides his parents, and his wife, he is survived by one sister living in California.

Source: Webster City Freeman, Webster City, IA - May 15, 1945


Boyd Ellerbroek, Fire Controlman, 3/c, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Ellerbroek of near Sheldon, has been killed in action in the Pacific, according to a message from the War Department received last Friday afternoon. He was on a mine sweeper. –Sheldon Mail.

Source: The Sioux Center News, May 24, 1945

Application for Military Marker

Boyd P. Ellerbroek

Born: 16 Nov 1924

Killed in Action: 16 Apr 1945

Marker requested for East Lawn Cemetery, Sheldon, Iowa

Note: His wife was a W.C. native and living in Webster City while he was serving. He was serving aboard the minesweeper, USS Harding (DMS-28) at the time of his death.