Ronald N. Boyer

REED CITY — Ronald Neal Boyer, 66, of Reed City, passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2015, at home.

Ron was born on Aug. 19, 1948, in Reed City, to Carl and Bernice Boyer. He graduated from Reed City High School in 1966. Ron served in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1968 before going to work for the Michigan Department of Transportation for 36 years as an inspector and equipment operator. On Aug. 8, 1975, he married Rozella Hansen, of Stanton.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Daniel Boyer, of Reed City; and three sisters, Monzelle Freiberg, of Big Rapids, Dorothy Kage and Lucille Boyer, both of Reed City.

He is survived by his wife, Rozella; and daughters, Katrina (Timothy) Wanner and Rhonda (Christopher) Lockhart, all of Reed City; six grandchildren, Kody, Dallas, Sierra, Wyatt, Jared and Jenelle; his brother, Kenneth (Beth) Boyer, of Reed City; as well as nephews and nieces.

Ron enjoyed fishing for herring in the St. Mary’s River in the Upper Peninsula and deer hunting. He liked traveling around the U.S. and Canada.

Visitation will be from 5 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, followed by a funeral service at 6 p.m. at McDowell Funeral Home. A graveside committal, with military honors by Reed City V.F.W. Post No. 2964 and the Michigan National Guard, will be at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at the Meida Cemetery in Lincoln Township.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Hospice of Michigan, First Baptist Church of Reed City or to missions.

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