Earl B. Boyer, 75, formerly of 2040 Bear Creek Road, town of Linwood, and the former co-owner of a Stevens Point sport shop, died Friday, July 21, 2000, at River Pines Center in Whiting. He had been a resident there for the past year while battling cancer.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Peter Catholic Church with the Rev. Dennis Worzalla officiating. Burial will be in Guardian Angel Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and after 8 a.m. Tuesday at the Shuda Funeral Chapel. American Legion Post #6, of which he was a member, will have a ritual at 6:30 p.m. Monday and a general rosary will be said at 7 p.m.
Mr. Boyer was born Aug. 2, 1924, in Chicago, a son of the late Earl F. and Eugenia (Kruzitski) Boyer. He moved to Stevens Point as a child and graduated from P.J. Jacobs High School.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1942, serving with the Navy Airborne in the Pacific. He was discharged in 1946. He then attended Colorado School of Trades, where he learned to be a gunsmith.
He was married to Josephine Wieczorek on May 29, 1948, at St. Adalbert Catholic Church in Rosholt. She died on June 2, 1996.
He became the co-owner with his brother, Don, of Boyer Sport Marine & Gunshop in Stevens Point with his brother, Don, until 1977. After that he worked as a self-employed gunsmith at various sport shops in the area.
He was a life member of the National Rifle Association and a longtime member of the Stevens Point Barbershoppers.
Survivors include one son, Scott (Kristin), town of Linwood; and two granddaughters.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Donald.