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Earl J. Boyer

May 28, 1946 - November 22, 2023

U.S. Veteran
Earl Boyer

  • Visitation: Tuesday, November 28, 2023 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home
  • V.F.W. Service and B.P.O.E. Service Tuesday, November 28, 2023 at the Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home
  • Service: Wednesday, November 29, 2023 at 11:00 am from the Dietrich-Mothershead Chapel officiated by Rev. Brad DeLaughter
  • Interment: Woodlawn Cemetery, De Soto, MO

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Earl J. Boyer was born in De Soto on May 28, 1946 a son to Della and Ella (nee Courtaway) Boyer.  He died on November 22, 2023 at Mercy Hospital Jefferson at the age of 77.  Earl served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He had retired as an inspector from the Chrysler Auto Manufacturing Plant in Fenton after 34 years of service and was a member of U.A.W Local #136.  In his retirement he enjoyed playing golf. He was a member of B.P.O.E. #689, AmVets Post #48, American Legion Post #416 and  a Gold Legacy Life member of V.F.W. Post #1831.  Earl held many Local, District, State and National Offices for the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars and was awarded their Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013.  He is survived by his wife of  55 years Joyce (nee Filkins) Boyer, De Soto; one daughter Nicole (Larry) Pennock, De Soto; two grandsons: Carter Pennock and Clinton Pennock; two sisters: Lena Wicker, De Soto and Barbara (Jerry) Coleman, Hematite; two brothers: Danny “Sock” (Judy) Boyer, De Soto and Gerald (Kay Kite) Boyer, De Soto a sister in law Judy Filkins Boyer and several nieces and nephews.  He is preceded in death by his parents; two sisters Bessie Trojahn  and Ella Hoffman; two brothers: Donald Boyer and Wyman Boyer; a sister in law Sandy Boyer and two brothers in law: Rich Trojahn and Avery Wicker, Sr. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 77 Westport Plaza, St. Louis, MO  63146.

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