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Gordon "Bob" Boyer

February 16, 1931 - April 10, 2017

Memorial Service - Tuesday

April 18, 2017
- 10:30am

Mavis Whiting Chapel at Bethany Retirement Living, Fargo


April 18, 2017
9:30am - 10:30am

Bethany on University


Boulger Funeral Home

Gordon "Bob" Boyer

February 16, 1931 - April 10, 2017


Gordon “Bob” D. Boyer was born Feb 16, 1931 in Walcott, ND to Andrew J and Minnie (Northway) Boyer.  He passed away in Dallas, TX on April 10, 2017. Bob was born on the Boyer family farm, and graduated from Walcott High in 1950. He then went into the US Army and served during the Korean War. When he returned he attended Valley City State College and received a BS at NDSU in 1959. He also served in the Army National Guard.  Bob married Louise Ulness in 1955 in Walcott. ND. Louise died March 26 2007 after nearly 52 years of marriage. Bob was a counselor in Mandan, ND for 34 years, and supported many children, teens and their families during this time.

Bob is survived by his daughters, Roberta Boyer (John Wong), Woodland Hills, CA; Mary (Tony) Potenti, Dallas, TX; and Bonnie Boyer, Hermosa Beach CA; plus beloved grandchildren Natalie and Cameron Wong, Matthew and Nora Potenti, and Eddie Phillips. He is also survived by his loving Boyer family, including  sisters Clarice Skjonsby, Fargo ND, Geraldine (Rusty) Fiek, Rochester MN, and brothers Darrel (Odelia) Boyer, Fargo, ND, Delton (Ardella) Boyer, Fargo, ND and Harlan (Elaine) Boyer, Fargo ND, sister-in law Emeth (Quentin) Boyer, Wahpeton, ND plus the numerous nieces and nephews whom Bob cared about dearly.

Bob is preceded in death by his parents Andrew and Minnie, his wife Louise, and siblings; Helen Jorgenson, Dorothea Walberg, William “Bill” Boyer, Kenneth Boyer, Orlie Erickson, Marjorie Bolstad, Quentin Boyer, Eleanor Iverson, Delores Kummer and (infant) Margaret Boyer.

Memorial services are 10:30 am Tuesday April 18, 2017 at Bethany Chapel, Fargo ND. with visitation from 9:30am to 10:30am  


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8 responses to “Gordon Boyer”

  1. RONALD J NASSIF says:

    Gordon Boyer of Mandan, North Dakota was one of the finest people I’ve ever, ever meet in my life.
    He was my counselor in Mandan over 50 years ago. He was kind, honest and a very special friend.
    I was just thinking of calling him on the phone a few days ago, as I hadn’t talked to him for about 10 or more years ago. I am disappointed in myself, for not calling when I could have.
    He helped me immensely, so much that I can not explain.
    Truly I am very sad to hear of his passing…
    May he rest in peace and in heaven forever…
    May God Bless you in eternity “Mr. Boyer”

    Ronald Nassif
    Temecula, Ca.

  2. Wes Eisenmann says:

    I worked with Gordon at the State Industrial School from 1959 until 1962 He was a fine man and a real professional at his job.Any one who met him liked him. rest in peace

  3. Al Dosch says:

    Gordon Bob Boyer was a Friendly and sincere man. My friendship with him goes back many years to Valley City State College in the early 50s .May Al DoschHe Rest In Peace.

  4. Ron Fleck says:

    Gordy and I worked together for 10 years at NDIS. He was a great person to work with. He was always upbeat! !’m sure that he will be missed by everyone who knew him.My sympathy to the family!

  5. Bonnie Traxel says:

    I’ve known Gorden for 50 years he was such a wonderful man I loved our talks we us to have I’m so sorry for your loss he was a just a wonderful man I know he’ll be missed

  6. Melanie Schott Willoughby says:

    Gordon and Louise Boyer were our neighbors and another Mom and Dad to us neighborhood kids. When we first moved to Mandan in 1965, they lived in the little cottages behind the State Industrial School and we loved roaming around with the Boyer kids-we even “discovered” an original Wells Fargo stagecoach back in the hills! The Boyers soon moved across the street from us and our families spent lots of fun hours together. Thank you for the good memories. Deepest sympathy and condolences to all of you.

  7. Lana Perry says:

    I have nothing but great memories, of Bob and his dear Louise. Such a fun couple! So interesting to visit with,
    every conversation ended with a laugh. “Boyer girls” thank-you for sharing your parents with me. Lana( Boyer) Perry

  8. Sandy Erickson (Stockert) says:

    Mr. Boyer was my counselor at NDIS in 1972. He was one of the kindest, most gentle and loving persons I knew. We remained very good friends throughout the years. I was so sad to hear of his passing since I had tried to find him when he abruptly left Mandan. I loved this man as if he were my second father. He will forever remain in my heart. You girls were blessed with a very awesome man. Rest In Peace my dear dear friend.

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