Daniel Dale Boyer, 68, of Petersburg, passed away at his home on August 9, 2018 at 10:54 a.m. He was born on June 2, 1950 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois, the son of Donald Loren and Ninevah (Green) Boyer. He married Linda Stergion on February 8, 1969.
Daniel is survived by his wife, Linda, two daughters, Deanna (Thomas) Owings of Petersburg, and Danella Lynn of Colorado Springs, Colorado; one son, Jason (Steffeni) Boyer of Colorado Springs, Colorado; and a step-daughter, Kristina (Robert) Powell of Colorado Springs, Colorado. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Geordan Owings, Micah Owings, Danaka Owings and Haeli Boyer; three brothers, Tim (Debbie) Boyer of Petersburg, Mike (Teala) Boyer of Petersburg, and Ted Watkins Jr. of Moline, Illinois; and a sister, Marilyn (Rob) Griffin of South Gate, California.
Daniel was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Patricia (Roy) Garrison, Leigh Ann Gesling, and a brother, Gary Boyer.
Daniel retired from the Air Force in 1991 where he served for the freedom our nation during the Vietnam War. He also retired from the State of Illinois where he worked in the Department of Labor as an inspector. He served as pastor for the Community Fellowship Church in Petersburg until he was no longer able due to health reason. He loved to play his guitar, fish, sing, and watch movies with his grandchildren. He also loved to laugh, tell jokes and support his grandsons in their autism events.
A visitation will be held on Sunday, August 12, 2018, from 5pm to 7pm at Hurley Funeral Home in Petersburg. The funeral service will be held on Monday, August 13, 2018, at 12pm also at the funeral home with Pastor Rodney Miller officiating. Burial will be held at Farmers Point Cemetery off of Highway Route 97 following the service.
Memorial may be made in Daniel’s name for his grandsons, Geordan and Micah, to go into a special needs trust.
You may visit Daniel’s online obituary at hurleyfh.com to leave condolences and share a memory.
Hurley Funeral Home in Petersburg, Illinois, is in charge of serving Daniel’s family.