Donald A. Boyer, 74, 761 Oak Road, Custer, the former co-owner of a Stevens Point sporting goods store, died Thursday, May 4, 2000, at St. Michael’s Hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Shuda Funeral Chapel with Sister Mary A. Stoltz officiating. Burial will be in Guardian Angel Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at the Shuda Funeral Chapel.
A memorial has been established to Multiple Sclerosis Research in lieu of flowers.
Mr. Boyer was born April 20, 1926, in the town of Stockton, a son of the late Earl F. and Eugenia (Kruzitski) Boyer. He attended St. Peter Grade School and graduated from P.J. Jacobs High School.
He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp. on Oct. 20, 1943, in Milwaukee and served in Okinawa, Peleliv and Paulau Islands, Ryuku Island and in the occupation of Japan. He was discharged March 10, 1946, at Great Lakes, Ill. He served in the Reserves from 1946 to 1957 and was discharged as a second lieutenant.
He was married to Helen Wieczorek on July 23, 1949, at St. Adalbert Catholic Church in Rosholt. She died Nov. 6, 1996.
He worked for Bradock & Giese Candy Co. and Rice Clinic until 1950, when he and his brother, Earl, became co-owners of Boyer’s Sport Marine & Gun Shop until 1977. He later worked for Bob Rowe Trucking and the Wisconsin Agriculture Reporting Service.
He was a life member of American Legion Post 6.
Survivors include two sons, John Anthony (Debra), Stevens Point, and William Anthony (Dawn), Custer; two daughters, Ann Marie Boyer, Custer, and Patricia Ellen (Richard) Biga, Stevens Point; one brother, Earl, Stevens Point; and eight grandchildren.