Ronald Dean Boyer, 66, of Pleasant Plains, formerly of Springfield, passed away on Monday October 14, 2013 at his residence. He was born on April 23, 1947 in Lincoln, IL., the son of Charles and Lila Emmons Boyer. He married Debra Bonnell on August 8, 1987 in Springfield and she preceded him in death in 2010.
Mr. Boyer is survived by his mother Lila Boyer of Pleasant Plains, two sons: Justin Boyer of Springfield, and Steven L. (Nari) Boyer of Omaha, NE., his daughter Christina Woodward of Pleasant Plains, two brothers: Gary Boyer of Pleasant Plains, and Delbert (Mary Ann) Boyer of Indinapolis, IN., two sisters: Vicki (Tom) Clark of Springfield, and Patti (David) Walbaum of Pleasant Plains, and his grandchild Dakota Hager of Hagerstown, MD. He was preceded in death by his father and his brother Roy.
Ronald was a US Army veteran serving in Vietnam. After returning to Springfield he worked for the State of Illinois, Laidlaw Bus Company for twelve years and lastly Springfield Auto Sales as owner before his retirement in 2012. Ronald was a member of Pleasant Plains Lodge #700 AF & AM, ANSAR Shrine, the Disabled American Veterans and Elm Street Christian Church. Mr. Boyer coached youth baseball for Dale Tuebner Little League, he enjoyed golfing, bowling, and cheering on the Chicago Cubs and Bears.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30am on Friday October 18, 2013 at Bisch and Son Funeral Home, 505 East Allen St., with Paul Cox officiating and burial will follow services at Camp Butler National Cemetery where the Interveterans Burial Detail of Sangamon County will conduct Military Honors. The family will meet friends from 4:00-7:00pm on Thursday at the funeral home followed by Masonic Services conducted by Pleasant Plains Lodge #700 AF & AM. Memorial contributions may be made to Shriner's Hospital for Children and please visit the online "Life Remembered Story" at www.bischandsonfuneralhome.com.