Benjamin Loyer

  • "I just herd of Bens passing Iworked with Ben sorry for your..."
    - Mik Lacher
  • "Terri my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family."
    - mona hart stroud
  • "Terri...So sorry for your loss...I have many a great memory..."
    - Tucker Watson
  • "So sorry for your loss Terri and family. Hold tight to all..."
  • "Terri, Both Keenan and I are so sorry for your loss. I can..."
    - Debby & Keenan Retherford

Benjamin David Loyer, 49, lifelong Palmer resident, passed away Friday, October 5, 2012. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, October 13th, at 2 p.m. at the American Legion Post 15 on Outer Springer Loop in Palmer.

Ben was born January 13, 1963, in Palmer, Alaska at the old Valley Hospital to Fred and Margaret (Lou) Loyer. He was a grandson of original 1935 Matanuska Valley Colonists Joseph and Naomi Loyer.

He was part of the 1981 Palmer High School Class and earned his GED that year. He married Teri (Worledge) in 1985, and they raised their three sons Kyle, Aaron and Steven in Palmer.

Fun-loving Ben enjoyed the company of other people and knew no strangers. He also loved making rounds to the local coffee stands with his beloved dogs.

Past-times included fixing bikes, cars, and playing football and baseball with his sons and their friend Sam Webber. He was very involved in motocross racing and prided himself on being his sons' mechanic. He was a real Alaskan who enjoyed all outdoor activities with family and friends.

He was employed by Cruz Construction and was a member of Local Laborers Union 341 and Operating Engineers Local 302.

Ben is survived by his wife Teri; sons Kyle (Courtney), Aaron (Crystal), Steven (Danielle); father Fred Loyer, mother Margaret (Lou) and husband Larry Townsend; sisters Charlotte (Scott), Anja Roloff (Scott), brothers Joe Loyer, Tony Townsend; uncles James, Victor, Kenneth, Rick, Dennis Loyer, Bob, Gus Amos; aunts Dorothy Hubbard, Rita Loyer, Janice Svoboda, Willene Estes, Punky Little and nieces, nephews many cousins and family, with special mention to his mother-in-law Sally Worledge. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Naomi and Joseph Loyer; uncle Gary Loyer and aunt Norma Benson; cousins Naomi and Rochelle Loyer.

The family asks that donations be made to Valley Charities, 400 N. Yenlo, Wasilla, AK.

Published in Anchorage Daily News from Oct. 11 to Oct. 12, 2012