Marilyn Yvonne Boyer, 87, of Winona, died of COVID-19 complications on Thursday, December 24, 2020, at Benedictine Living Community - St. Anne.
Marilyn was born September 22, 1933, to Art and Inez Peterson on their farm near Lanesboro, Minn. For eight years, she attended the Abrahamson Grade School in rural Lanesboro and graduated from Lanesboro High School in 1951. On June 28, 1952, Marilyn was united in marriage to Willis Boyer at the Highland Lutheran Church in rural Lanesboro. She was a typist at the state capitol in Sacramento, Calif., while Willis was stationed in the Air Force. In later years, Marilyn was a teletype operator at the Sears Roebuck Stores in Rochester, Minn., Lincoln, Neb., and Winona. After the children were in school, she worked for eight years at Bucky’s Fast Food and Kmart. Marilyn and Willis enjoyed traveling after he retired from NSP. Marilyn was a member of Central Lutheran Church.
Survivors include her husband, Willis; three sons, Larry (Loretta), of Winona, Roger, of St. Louis Park, Minn., and Steven (Jill) and their daughter, Emily, of Lakeville, Minn.; sister, Darlene; and brother, Duane (Mary).
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Everett and David.
Marilyn’s family would like to thank the staff at Benedictine Living Community for the compassionate care shown to Marilyn these last five years through her battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
A memorial service will be planned for a later date. Cards may be mailed to: Hoff Celebration of Life Center, c/o Marilyn Boyer Family, 3480 Service Drive, Goodview, MN, 55987.
Please share a memory of Marilyn and sign her online guestbook at www.hofffuneral.com. Hoff Celebration of Life Center is assisting the family with arrangements.