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“Michael was like a grandpa ”
1 of 3 | Posted by: mercedes klein

“he would always tesse me about me always being on my phone ”
2 of 3 | Posted by: mercedes klein - winner, SD

“Taken too soon, RIP Mike till we met again ”
3 of 3 | Posted by: Al & Bev Begalka


Michael Boyer was born March 17, 1959 to Donald and Louise Anna (Weaver) Boyer in Altoona, PA.

In 1980 he joined the 200th Engineer Guard Unit and left for basic training with brothers Tom and Rick.

Mike was married to Cheryl Tate. Mike adopted Becky Jo and he & Cheryl had a son David. Later they were divorced.

Mike married Arlene Songer on January 23, 1983 and to this union three sons were born, Kelly, Leonard, and RJ(Michael). They divorced in 2008.

Mike worked various jobs in his lifetime. Some of which included Sioux Falls Construction, Corsica Lumber, and was recently working for Duane and Amber Engebretson. He enjoyed working on cars and building things. He spent many hours with his grandchildren and enjoyed taking them camping and fishing. Mike enjoyed living in Colome, being so close with brother Tom.

Mike passed away on October 21, 2017 in Gregory, SD.

He is survived by his children: David, Harrisburg, SD; Kelly, Sioux Falls, SD; Leonard (Desi), Winner, SD; Michael (Mardell), Colome, SD; and Becky Jo; grandchildren: Chevoyo, Akira, Ayla, Kaida, Lucian, Lincoln, Amelia, Shaun, Olivia, Priya, Terence, Cash, Caeden, Daedia, Sidney, and Omni; siblings Grace Cerney, Burke, SD, Robin (Ron), Ashland, NE, Robert, Omaha, NE, Esther (Wade) Moser, Winner, SD, Tom, Colome, SD, Rick (Dawn), Armour, SD, William (Judy) Wance, Altoona PA, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Mike was preceded in death by a grandson Lenard, brother-in-law Larry Cerney, his parents, nephew David Cerney, sister Donna Beaty, grandparents Bill and Esther Boyer and Roy and Anna Weaver.

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Funeral services for Mike Boyer, of Colome, SD, were held Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the community hall in Winner with Pastor Bill Serr officiating.

Casket Bearers were Robert Boyer, Tom Boyer, Rick Boyer, and Cody Bertram.

Military honors were given by the National Honor Guard.

Burial will be at a later time.