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Darrel Boyer

August 15, 1927 — May 4, 2024

Darrel Jay Boyer went home to be with the Lord on May 4, 2024.   A Funeral Service will be held at Zion Global Methodist Church (Walcott, ND) at 11 AM, on Saturday, May 11, 2024. A Visitation will take place from 9 AM to 11 AM before the Service. Burial will be in Zion Cemetery, Walcott, ND.   Arrangements have been entrusted to Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton.

Darrel was born August 15, 1927, to Andrew and Minnie (Northway) Boyer, the 12th of 16 children in the family.  He was born and raised on a farm west of Walcott.   He married Odelia Kummer on December 21, 1947, at Zion United Methodist Church, rural Colfax.  The marriage was blessed with five children.  They were married for 73 years.

Darrel attended a country school in rural Walcott, ND.   He entered the army in 1946 and was honorably discharged in 1947. After the army, they lived in Compton, CA, for a short period before coming home to help on the Kummer farm.  In 1950, they lived on the Haverland farm, and in 1956 moved to the Percy Tarr farm in rural Mooreton.  Many fond memories of Darrel driving the neighbor children to Antelope school in their family station wagon.  In 1964, they moved to the farm their son Mark currently lives on.  In 1987, they built a house and moved to Wahpeton.  He was an original stockholder in Minn-Dak Farmers Coop in Wahpeton and also in Midwest Bean in Barney.  Darrel farmed his entire career raising a variety of crops over the years, retiring in 1988.  They spent 40 years in Mesa, AZ where they square danced, played cards, golfed, and were hosts when kids and grandkids came to visit.

He is survived by his children, Stuart (Pat) Boyer, Shirley (Wayne) Nelson, and Mark (Kristie) Boyer; son-in-law, Bill Starkjohn and  daughter-in-law, Debbie Boyer; grandchildren: Tom (Elaine) Starkjohn, Renee (Tom) Cordle, Michelle (Chris) Matthews, Betsy (Chad) Schulz, Katy (Brandon) Halonen, Mandy (Damion) Nystrom, Wesley (Samantha) Nelson, Kyle (Beth) Nelson, Colette (Chris) James, Brian (Amy) Boyer, Angie (Dayne) Kratcha, Julie (Levi) Jacobson, Cheri (Travis) Grefsrud, Tina (Dustin) Stredwick, and Lisa (Mike) Butkiewicz; great-grandchildren: Ella, Emmeline, Ezra, Elise, Eliza, Enoch, and Eden Starkjohn, Nathan, Tyler, Aubrey and Isaac Cordle, Charlotte, Theodore and Jack Matthews, Olivia, Sydney and Hailey Schulz, Tyler, Leo and Griffin Halonen, Whitney and Nickolas Nystrom, Adriella, Jay and Riley Nelson, Ian and Isabelle Nelson, Lauren and Claire Boyer, Tanner, Mya and Addelyn Kratcha, Lillian, Jada and Hattie Jacobson, and Shaun and Lia Grefsrud; siblings, Clarice Skjonsby and Geraldine (Dennis) Fiek; and sister-in-law, Elaine Boyer.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Odelia; his parents, Andrew and Minnie (Northway) Boyer; his in-laws, Nicholas and Eleanora (Ista) Kummer; daughter, Connie; son, Martin; his siblings and their spouses, Helen (Art) Jorgenson, Dorothy (Sig) Walberg, Bill (Cora) Boyer, Margaret Boyer, Kenneth (Sally) Boyer, Orlie (Ben) Erickson, Marjorie (Lester) Bolstad, Quentin (Emeth) Boyer, Eleanor (Reuben) Iverson, Delores (Donald) Kummer, Delton (Ardella) Boyer, Gordon (Louise) Boyer, Harlan “Dutch” Boyer.

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