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Kyle Boyer

Kyle William Boyer, 41, of rural Sebeka, died May 19, 2009, at Innovis Health in Fargo, N.D., after his long fight with his failing liver.

He was born June 4, 1967, in Park Rapids, the son of Gilbert (Bill) and Delora (Hagerman) Boyer. He grew up on his parents' farm and attended Sebeka Public School with the class of 1985. He also attended Northwest Technical College of Wadena where he studied vocational plumbing. After graduating he worked for the Cenex Co-op station for many years while he ran the family farm. As in most farming communities, he was glad to help out at his neighboring farms when needed including the Johnsons, the Millers, the Boylans and others. And, of course, he was always grateful to see them return the favor. His joys in life included his family, his pets and the outdoors. He loved spending time fishing -- all kinds of fishing, deer hunting, camping and riding down the river, be it in a canoe or on a tube. He loved sharing his passion of fishing with children, especially his oldest niece and nephew, Melissa and Wayne, always letting them keep their "big" catches of the day and prompting the taking of trophy photos to commemorate the event.

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 23, at Hope Chapel of Verndale, with the Rev. Neal Malcore officiating. Interment is at Wadena Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers were everyone whose life he ever touched. Active casketbearers included Kevin Johnson, Vern Johnson, Theron Walter, Vergil Miller, Steve Miller and Glenn Kimball. Arrangements were entrusted to Wevley Funeral Home of Sebeka.

Survivors include his parents, Bill and Delora Boyer of Wadena; four siblings, Wanda Boyer of Wadena, Jim Boyer (Jodi) of Faribault, Minn., De Boyer of Wadena, and Di (Doran) Downer of Menahga; aunts, Arla Tolppi of Sebeka, Angie Boyer of Duluth, and Beulah Hagerman of Bozeman, Mont.; numerous nieces and nephews, one great niece; and many cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents all of his uncles and many aunts.