Obituaries: Michael L. Boer

BLAKESBURG-Michael L. Boer, 69, of Blakesburg, died May 19, 2020 at Parkridge Specialty Care in Pleasant Hill.

He was born May 26, 1950 in Ottumwa to John and Donna Jean Garner Boer.  Michael married Nancy Peterson on October 30, 1970.

A 1968 graduate of Eddyville High School, he served with the Iowa Army National Guard from 1969 to 1975.  He farmed east of Eddyville and was an owner/operator of Boer Trucking and later worked for Ideal Ready Mix.

Michael attended Faith Baptist Church.  He enjoyed cuddling his grandson and loved his family.  He enjoyed going on cruises with his wife, gardening and was an excellent cook.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy; his children, Cara (Ed) Gates of Carlisle, Colleen Boer of Blakesburg and Brian (Elizabeth) Boer of Des Moines; a grandson, Axiom Boer; two sisters, Joyce (Henry) Robles of Wichita, KS, Nancy McStockard of North Liberty; a brother, Duane Boer of Hedrick; three step-brothers, Kenny Sarver of Rose Hill, Clyde (Cheryl) Sarver of Michigan and Eldon (Peggy) Sarver of California; his mother-in-law, Rosemary Peterson.

He was preceded in death by his father, John Boer; his mother and step-father, Donna Jean and Donald Sarver a sister, Debbie Boer; his father-in-law, Richard Peterson; and brother-in-law, Dan McStockard.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Faith Baptist Church with Pastor Phil Griffiths officiating. Mike’s family requests those attending the service wear masks. For those not able to be inside the church with the family during the service, you may watch the funeral after its completion at the Faith Baptist Church website at

Burial will be in Munterville Cemetery.

Limited visitation will be open to friends from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Reece Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left for the family at

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Faith Baptist Church for Missions.