Dutch passed away on Friday, May 6, 2022, at St. Catherine’s South (Villa Maria) in Fargo, ND, at the age of 84. Doyle Wayne Eyman was born on January 30, 1938, the son of Carl and Vadna (Spencer) Eyman in Buena Vista County, Iowa. He grew up in this area and received his education, graduating from Hayes Consolidated High School in Storm Lake, IA, in 1956. Dutch proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1961 until his discharge in 1984. He was united in marriage to Sylvia Beth Westrum on July 24, 1961 at Fort Gordon, Georgia. They made their home in several places throughout the years during his service, where they raised their family. Dutch and Sylvia moved to Fargo in 1980. Upon his retirement, he enrolled in North Dakota State University where he graduated from in 1989 with a degree in Humanities and Social Sciences. He later worked for United Airlines in Fargo until his retirement. Dutch was an active member of Faith Methodist Church in North Fargo where he served at a greeter. He loved to spend time on the golf course and also at the bowling alley with his wife playing in several tournaments throughout the years. Dutch is survived by his three daughters – Shawn (Armando) Bustamante of Denver, CO; Angela (David) Abeyta of Aurora, CO; and Nicole Cote of Denver, CO; his grandchildren – Janelle Abeyta, Vincent Cella, and Gillian Abeyta; and two very special great-grandchildren – Oliver Graham, and Easton Landis. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews, and very dear relatives. Dutch was preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia; and his sister, Shirley Gaes. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2 PM Friday, May 13, 2022, at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center in Fargo with a gathering one hour prior. All are welcome to attend this service – for those unable, the service will be livestreamed on the funeral home website. Burial will take place at a later date at the South Marion Cemetery in Stratford, Iowa. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of life Center. To sign the online guest book, please visit our website at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com

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  1. To Dutches’s family… Dutch and I go way back… Mostly connected to the Park District, Edgewood and golfing… I learned early on that Dutch was a very good and passionate golfer… If things weren’t right in his opinion, he let you know !
    He was a good acquaintance over the years and in the final analysis, he was a good community friend. Rest in peace Dutch, I and many of us will miss talking to you at Edgewood and breakfast at the Shack !!! Roger G Gress

  2. Dutch was a wonderful man and customer at The Shack. He truly cared about all of us and even asked about our families, travels, and was generally interested in us. He will be missed dearly!
    The Shack on Broadway family❤️

  3. I’m unable to attend the memorial service Friday. Dutch was a golf friend. We’d talk about this and that, laugh about the other thing, and always part with smiles.

    We’d run into each other at Hornbacher’s and repeat the above. Dutch was a bit mischievous, but always sincere. Always easy to talk with. A good man.


    Greg Hauge

  4. Shawn and family,
    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family during this time.

  5. I had the pleasure of working with Dutch at United Airlines in Fargo. A great person and a true gentleman in every sense of the word.
    My sympathies to all of your family.

  6. RIP Doyle! Much love from the Sunshine State! I am thankful for such fond memories that I will cherish forever!


  7. Shawn (Armando) and family. Our deepest and blessed condolences from your most dear mother-In-law Ene who I’m sure she wishes she could express herself, but I your father-In-law Armando Sr take the time and privilege of doing so for both of us. Stay strong and in good Faith.
    LOVE Y’ALL 😍💖😍☮️

    Dutch, may GOD BLESS YOU and may you Rest In Peace. LOVE YOU,
    Your Compadre and Comadre,
    Armando, Sr and Ene 🙏🏻🙏🏻

  8. Shawn (Armando) Bustamante and family. Our deepest and blessed condolences from your Mother-In-Law Ene, who I’m sure she would if she could express herself, but I’m talking the privilege in doing so. Your Father-In-Law Armando, Sr. Love y’all 😍💖😍☮️
    Stay strong and in good spirits 🙏🏻

    Dutch, God Bless You. 🙏🏻🙏🏻
    Your Compadre and Comadre,
    Armando,Sr and Ene

  9. Dear Shawn and All of Dutch’s Family, Jean and I are sending our love and prayers to all of you that you may find comfort and healing during this difficult time. Although we are unable to attend the memorial service in celebration of Dutch’s remarkable life, we are holding you close in our hearts. May he rest in peace and look forward to the day when we are all reunited once again in God’s heavenly kingdom. May God bless of all you!
    With deepest sympathy, Jean and Khaled Farag

  10. It’s always sad to lose a Bison alumnus. Sending comfort to all those who loved Dutch.
    Take care,
    Jill Nelson, Interim Dean – College of Human Sciences and Education at NDSU.

  11. To the Eyman Daughters….What can I say about your Dad? I worked with your Dad back in the early 1980’s “Be All That You Can Be” days at the U.S. Army Recruiting Headquarters Command in Fargo. Of all the Army and civilian personnel I had the honor of knowing while working there, your Dad was one of my favorites. He was a true gentleman and a real confidence builder for me. He told it like it was, expected meeting goals, but could also be quite the kidder. I also knew your Mom, Beth. She was quite a lady, fun to talk to, and a real go-getter like your Dad, too (a true Mary Kay lady)! They both talked about you girls a lot. I’m sure the entire family misses them both very much. I just wanted to let you know they meant something to me and it was a pleasure knowing them. Take Care! 🥀

  12. Dear Shawn, my heart is with you and your family in this difficult time. Love surrounds you always.

  13. Love you Uncle Doyle!

    Peace at last! Finally joining Aunt Sylvia!!
    I’ll stay in touch with your girls!

    You and Monte enjoy Whitney’s Induction to Hall of Fame next Saturday-from Heaven!!
    Give him a hug for me!

    Love, Robin

  14. Sending thoughts and prayers for your family. What a beautiful tribute to a fantastic man.

  15. Dear Shawn, Armando and family,
    Our deepest sympathy to you. We have enjoyed the stories you have shared about Doyle over the years. I’m sorry we never got to visit with him in person. Love and hugs and peace to you all. ♥️

  16. Just finding out of your passing it doesn’t seem real, you were always larger than life. I thank you for your wisdom, kindness, and friendship. Seeing you at Bowling every Wednesday for 14 years was wonderful , Carl, and Sandy loved having you as there Mentor, also! I am So heartbroken.. We had so much fun ! I will remember you forever!! Thanks for your wonderful ❤️.. Thoughts and prayers to all your family. 😥 So so sorry for the loss
    of your dad , grandpa, great grandpa ,,friend , Co worker , and bowling partner, of course golfing buddy He was a Great man.. Till we meet him again…

  17. Our deepest sympathy to Dutch’s family. We have fond memories of our time spent with him at Edgewood Golf Course.

  18. To Dutch’s three girls- our condolences ! I served with Dutch in Pleiku, VN in 1968 . We also served together at Vint Hill Farms , Ca. At both stations I was your Dads first baseman on the softball team.
    I have kept in touch this past 50 years and will miss his warm smile and joking comments. As Dutch would say – “ASA all the way” as we both received Bronze Stars for our service.
    He was an honorable man and I counted him Fruend.

    Brian Ridgeway

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