Porter Funeral Home
404 4Th St
Hudson, SD 57034
(712) 476-2106
More Obituaries for Benton Boyer
Looking for an obituary for a different person with this name?

Benton B. Boyer

1922 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Benton B. Boyer Obituary
Benton B. Boyer

Hawarden, Iowa - Benton Boyer, 93, of Hawarden, Iowa died Thursday, December 17, 2015. He was a resident of the Hillcrest Health Care for the past 14 years. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 28, 2015 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hawarden. Burial of the cremated remains with military rites will be at Grace Hill Cemetery. Visitation, with the family present, will be held Sunday December 27, 2015 at Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden from 5 to 7 p.m.

Benton Boyer was born December 16, 1922 in Hawarden, Iowa, the son of Benton Sr., and Minnie Boyer. He graduated from high school in Hawarden in 1940, then went to college in California before enlisting in the Army Air Corps in 1943 where he attended basic training and graduated from flight school in 1945. He continued his military career in the United States Air Force Reserve and retired from the Iowa National Guard in 1972 as a Lt. Col. He received numerous distinguished medals from his service in Vietnam. In 1946 he married Lois Boyer (Heuer). He was an active commercial pilot and operated a farm north of Hawarden.

Survivors include his 5 sons, Byron (Jane), Luke, Dan (Laurie), Bill (Roxsi) and Aaron (Joyce); 6 grandchildren, Jennifer (Mike), Corey, Jesse (Kassie), Jared (Kassy), Ashley and Jett; 5 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois; great grandchild, Raymond; and sister, Betty (Wayne) Marienau.

If you would like to share a fond memory of Benton with his family, an email site has been set up at [email protected] Any stories or events during his early school days would be especially appreciated. Funeral service information can be found and condolences may be left for the family at

Published in The Argus Leader on Dec. 21, 2015
Read More
More Information