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“Delbert was one of my bosses at Sheaffer Pen when we all worked there.He always had a pleasent smile and was good to work for.Delbert was a good guy...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Hazel (davis)Dohman - West Point, IA

“Dear family, please know I care deeply for you all even though I live afar. Uncle Delbert was one of the best men I ever knew. Awesum in every way....Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Glen Shuffield - Bismarck, AR

“DEAR LORENE.....JUST SAW IN THE PAPER ABOUT DELBERT'S PASSING AND WANTED TO SEND MY LOVE AND SYMPATHY TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. YOUR DAD AND MY DAD...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Anna Beasley - Smithville, TX

“Bruce, So sorry for your loss. I only really know you father so far as raising a great son. Karla and I have you and your family in our thoughts and...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Michael P. Kenny - Peoria, IL

“Bruce and family. I never met your father Bruce, but if you are an example of what a great man he was I am sure he was a wonderful person. My...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Christine Miller - Peoria, IL

“Dear Bruce and family, We are so very sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Sending our heartfelt condolences your way. Love, Vicki smd Tom Carney ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Vicki Carney - Peoria, IL

“My deepest condolences, Delbert , Lorene and the boys were such a large part of my childhood. He was always so very kind to me. I will never forget...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Jyl - Maricopa, AZ

“Bruce So sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers. ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Roz Dillon - peoria, IL


Delbert W. Boyer, 81, of Donnellson, passed away at 5:07 a.m. Sunday, December 7, 2014 at the Donnellson Health Center.

Born February 8, 1933 at Croton, Iowa the son of Glenn E. and Ruth (Pickard) Boyer. On December 28, 1952 at the St Peter's United Church of Christ in Franklin, Iowa he married Lorene Wilson.

Survivors include his wife Lorene of Donnellson, five sons D. David (Chris) Boyer of Ottumwa, Iowa, Jerald (Tina) Boyer of Donnellson, Allen Boyer of Mishawaka, Indiana, Bradley (Tammy) Boyer of Farmington and Bruce (Katie) Boyer of Peoria, Illinois, eleven grandchildren and one great grandchild. Also surviving are his brother Dale (Sadie) Boyer of Virginia and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents one brother Robert and one sister Joyce.

Delbert was a member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ in Franklin, the Donnellson American Legion Post #474.He served in the United States Army stationed in Germany during the Korean War. He retired as a foreman at the Sheaffer Pen Company. Delbert enjoyed collecting toy tractors, golfing, bowling, woodworking, farming and traveling.

His body has been cremated.

Friends may call after 9:00 a.m. Thursday, December 11, 2014 at the Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in Donnellson with the family meeting friend from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at the Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Bennett officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Donnellson Library Fund or the Fort Madison Food Pantry.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.schmitzlynkfuneral home.com. The Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in Donnellson is assisting the family with the arrangements.