Walter Boyer, 89, Albert Lea

Published 9:29 am Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The funeral service for Walter William Boyer of Albert Lea will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Theodore Catholic Church in Albert Lea. The Rev. Timothy T. Reker and Deacon Mike Ellis will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea and one hour before service at the church. Interment will be in the St. Theodore Catholic cemetery.

Walter Boyer

Walter Boyer

Walter died Saturday, April 13, 2013, at Good Samaritan Society in Albert Lea. He was 89 years old.

Walter was born in New Richland on Dec. 18, 1923, the son of John and Helen (Sanftner) Boyer. He graduated from Alden High School in 1941. He was a Freeborn County resident all his life. Walter was married to Rose Wach on Aug. 28, 1945, at St. Casmirs Catholic Church in Wells. Walter was a truck mechanic at Wilson & Co. for 37 1/2 years. He was also a self employed carpenter.

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Walter was a member of the Eagles Club. He enjoyed fishing, bowling, gardening, softball and golf. His greatest times were spent at the cabin at the lake.

Walter is survived by his wife of 67 1/2 years, Rose, of Albert Lea; children, David (Maria) Boyer of Woodbury, Susan (Larry) Hensche of Albert Lea, Sharon (Mark) Moran of Brooklyn Park, Larry (Nancy) Boyer of Bringham City, Utah, Alan (Deborah) Boyer of Maple Grove and Linda Stenseth of Glenville; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several step-grand and great-grandchildren; sister, Margie Bice of Mankato; brother, Lyle (Jeannie) Boyer of Albert Lea; and several nieces and nephews.

Walter was preceded in death by his parents, daughter in infancy, father-and mother-in-law; six brothers; three sisters; sisters-in-law; and brothers-in-law.