Roland Eugene Boyers, 85, of Tecumseh died at Herrick Medical Center in Tecumseh Tuesday, February 19, 2008 with his loving family at his bedside. He was born January 29, 1923 in Wauseon, Ohio, the son of Glen and Anna Viola (Fouty) Boyers. He was married to Patricia Maye on November 30, 1946 and she preceded him in death on December 12, 1998.
Roland was a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Tecumseh. He was employed as the produce department head for A & P Grocery Company for 27 years, retiring in 1978. He enjoyed woodworking and carpentry, was an avid sportsman and camper, and enjoyed 21 years wintering in Newport Richey, FL with his wife prior to her death. Roland loved spending time with his family and friends. He was a member of the D.A.V., a former member of Tecumseh American Legion Post #34 and F. & A.M. Masonic Lodge #69 in Tecumseh.
Roland is survived by three sons, Gene (Marilyn) Boyers and Rick (Jan) Boyers both of Tecumseh and Bob (Kathy) Boyers of Manitou Beach, one daughter, JoAnn (Joe) Randall of Tecumseh; one brother, Alan (Maretta) Boyers of Wauseon, OH; two sisters, Jeanette (Howard) Holman of Wauseon, OH, and Shirley (Dick) Nagy of Gladstone, MO' seven grandchildren and one great granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Pat. Roland will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Visitation will be held at the Tecumseh Chapel of Handler Funeral Homes on Friday, February 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 23 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Tecumseh with Pastor Richard Webb officiating. He will lie in state at the church from 9 a.m. until service time. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.