Richard Arlen Boyer, Sr., 90, Aitkin, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 at Aicota Health Care, Aitkin. He was born August 18, 1929 in Duluth to William and Vieno (Leiviska) Boyer.
Richard graduated from Aitkin High School. He was united in marriage to Marlene Odegard on Dec. 26, 1953 in McGregor. Richard is a veteran of the United States Army and served from 1952 – 1954. After serving our country, Richard returned home and took over the family farm and was a dairy farmer for many years. After retiring from the farm he worked as a milk tester, house mover and rural mail carrier.
Richard was a member of Aitkin American Legion Post #86, Aitkin V.F.W. Post #1727 and D.A.V. He enjoyed woodworking, volunteering at Riverwood Healthcare Center and especially spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Richard will be missed by all who knew him.
Richard was preceded in death by his wife, Marlene; his parents; brother, Hubert Boyer; son-in-law, Greg Turnock; great-grandson, Nathan Boyer.
Richard is survived by his children: Richard (Donna) Boyer, Jr., Aitkin; Alice (Pete) Kwasnjuk, Aitkin; Ruth (Larry) Baumann, Ogilvie and Amy Turnock, Palisade; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; brothers, Kenneth (Gloria) Boyer, Roseville and Lloyd (Pat) Boyer, Pillager; sister, Dorothy Insley, Aitkin; special friend, Wilma Sandberg; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Services will be Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 11 a.m. at Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home, Aitkin. Visitation will be Tuesday, Jan. 14 from 5-7 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. To sign the guestbook online, go to: www.srtfuneral.com. Arrangements are with Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral and Cremation Service, Aitkin.