Elmer G. Boyer

Born September 18, 1918; died June 1, 2013 in his home. Elmer was born in Pontiac, Michigan and graduated from Michigan State University in 1940.  He joined the US Army 32nd Red Arrow Division in April of 1941 and served in the South Pacific until April of 1946 during World War II.  He reached the rank of Major and received two Bronze Stars.  He spent 40 years in the construction business in the Lansing and Jackson area.  He was married 57 years to Lucille who preceded him some 10 years ago.

Elmer is survived by three sons, Dennis Boyer of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, Gary Boyer of Winnetka, California, Terry Boyer of Holt, Michigan, and two granddaughters, Renee Boyer of Tempe, Arizona and Jill Boyer of Flagstaff, Arizona.

The funeral service will be held at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.  Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Lansing.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 5-8 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Veterans of Foreign Wars.

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Rick Pyle
June 3, 2013 at 3:03 pm

Fortunate to have known Elmer.

Elmer Boyer
June 3, 2013 at 3:26 pm

To the Boyer’s – we are so very sorry to hear Elmer has left us. We loved talking with him on the phone and getting his e/m when he was seeing better. Hope he passed easily and is now with Lucille still watching over all of you. He was great to work with and Norm appreciated everything he did as a Project Manager. Wish we could be there – a great person. Ginny – thanks for calling us. Norm & Barb Hinkle

Dennis Hayek
June 3, 2013 at 6:27 pm

Tom Hunt introduced me to Elmer last year at the monthly military luncheons. We visited him at home when he could not make the lunch which generated wonderful conversations and his helping me understand my dad’s service in WWII by reviewing photos and memorabilia I have. At his birthday the famous French Onion Soup prompted subsequent visits to include bringing Elmer my homemade soups. When we visited with him just this last Memorial Day he asked about recently missing soup!! Elmer represented a generation of making your own way by hard work, where a handshake sealed a deal, proud to live work and provide for your family, and faith in God, love of country. I will miss him.

Tanya (Sine) Boyd
June 5, 2013 at 3:16 pm

My sympathy to Terry and family for the loss of your father, Elmer. I spent many good times with the Boyer’s over the years and still cherish good memories. May he rest in peace…

Sharon Hungerford
June 6, 2013 at 8:37 am

Elmer was a dear friend of my husband Jack who now is in a nursing home with Alzheimer’s disease. I got to know Elmer and he was always so considerate with phone calls to check on how I was doing as well as how Jack was. I know he loved his dog, and he always asked about our dog as well. I will miss those telephone conversations and his concern. God bless you all during this difficult time…I will be praying for you.

Tracey Chambers
January 18, 2014 at 11:20 am

I worked for Mr. Elmer Boyer in his home, and I learned so much history from him, he was a great person to work for with a very funny personality, he will be missed dearly. My condolences to Dennis and Gary he loved U both so very much your Father was a good man.


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