9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Monday, January 13, 2020
at Athens Christian Church in Athens
11:30 a.m. Monday at the church
Duane “Pete” Boyer, 86, of Elkhart
passed away on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at Memorial
Medical Center in Springfield.
Pete was born on April 17, 1933 in Elkhart, the son
of Ted and Hazel (Taylor) Boyer. He married Beverly
Banister on November 23, 1958 in Sweet Water
Christian Church. She survives in Elkhart.
Pete is also survived by his son, Mason (Jennifer)
Boyer of Athens; his brother, Earl (Annie) Boyer of
Middletown; his sister, Joyce Horney of Lincoln; his
grandchildren, Nolan, Wyatt, and Owen; and many
nieces and nephews.
Pete was preceded in death by his parents and his
brothers, Kenneth and Dean.
Pete proudly served his country in the US Army
during the Korean War. He attended Athens Christian
Church and was a member of The American Legion Post
#263. Pete farmed for over 60 years in the Elkhart
area. He was an avid Cardinals fan and truly loved
spending time with his grandsons; especially when
they started helping on the farm.
Services for Pete will be held at
11:30 a.m. on Monday, January 13, 2020 at Athens
Christian Church in Athens. Visitation will take
place two hours prior to the service (9:30-11:30am)
also at the church. Burial will follow the services
at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield,
where full military rites will be accorded by
American Legion Post #263.
Memorial donations may be made in Pete’s name to
Wounded Warriors or American Legion Post #263.
Services have been entrusted to
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln.
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