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R.D. ‘Dwain’ Boyer — Lenox

Published: Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 11:30 a.m. CDT

R.D. “Dwain” Boyer, 92, of Lenox died Oct. 13, 2012, at Vintage Park.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Lenox Christian Church. Interment will be in North Fairview Cemetery in Lenox. Visitation will be 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday with family present 5 to 7 p.m. at Ritchie Funeral Home, 124 S. Main St., Lenox. A Masonic service will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday. Memorials may be directed to Vintage Park. Online condolences may be left at www.ritchiefuneralhome.com.

Ronald Dwain Boyer, son of Edith (Preston) and Chester A. Boyer, was born Oct. 13, 1920, southwest of Lenox.

R.D. grew up attending country school at Grove No. 6 and graduated from Lenox High School in 1938. R.D. then went on to attend AIB in Des Moines.

R.D. was a life-long Taylor County resident, living on the family farm where he was born, except the 43 months he served during World War II in the United States Coast Guard.

On Aug. 12, 1950, R.D. married Selma Liechti in Canonsburg, Pa.

R.D. farmed, fed cattle and also worked for Taylor County ASCS office for 22 years.

After his retirement from the ASCS office, Dwain worked for Ritchie Funeral Home for 15 years.

R.D. was an 85-year member of Lenox Christian Church, where he served in numerous capacities. He was a member of Parkinson American Legion Post No. 258 and was a member of Tremont Masonic Lodge No. 343. R.D. had been an active Mason for more than 65 years. He had also been active in the Shrine and Eastern Star.

In 1988, R.D. and Selma moved into Lenox.

In May of this year, R.D. moved to Vintage Park.

R.D. is survived by his daughters, Nancy (husband Jay) Allenbrand of Bolivar, Mo., and Kay (husband Allen) Ambrose of Council Bluffs; grandson Jeff Allenbrand; granddaughters, Courtney (husband Jon) Kossow and Allison (husband Matt) Berkland; great-grandchildren, Ella and Tyler Kossow; niece Linda (husband Terry) Heyne of Conway, S.C.; other relatives and a community of friends.

R.D. was preceded in death by his parents; wife in 2003; sister Leta Crowell and nephew Danny Crowell.

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