Memorial Services for Donald L. Boyer, age 97, of Battle Creek, will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, May 1, 2023 at St. John Lutheran Church in Battle Creek. Reverend Joseph Leech will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery with military honors by the United States Navy Honor Guard and American Legion Post 75. Visitation with family will be one hour prior to service at the church. Steffen Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
He passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2023 at the Community Pride Care Center in Battle Creek.
Donald LeRoy was born April 3, 1926 in Battle Creek, Nebraska to LeRoy and Esther (Werner) Boyer. He graduated from Battle Creek High School in 1943. Following graduation, Donald and a group of friends worked in North Dakota.
Donald served in the United States Navy as a Seabee from October of 1944 until August of 1946.
On September 28, 1952, Donald married Leola Margaret “Peg” Smith at the Methodist Church in Battle Creek. The couple was blessed with two daughters: Kim and Kelli.
Donald worked as a lineman for the REA. He loved to fish and hunt. In the summertime, Donald enjoyed the sunshine and warm weather as he worked in his vegetable garden.
Donald is survived by his wife, Peg, daughter Kelli Boyer of Battle Creek, son-in-law David Meyer of Battle Creek, grandchildren Nichole (Dave) Drickey of Fremont, Ryan (Anne) Meyer of St. Louis, MO, great grandchildren Shelby, Aiden, Jonah, Grace, Elinor, and LilyMae, and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Jim Hale, Howard Hale, and Ken Boyer, and daughter Kim Meyer.
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