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Neola Boyer

October 31, 1934 — December 18, 2022

Melrose, Minnesota

Neola Boyer

Neola Dell (Wesely) Boyer, 88, of Melrose, MN, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 18, 2022 after a courageous struggle with Alzeheimers. She was surrounded by her family at the Pine Villa Centra Care Center in Melrose, Minnesota.

Neola was born a fraternal twin on October 31st, 1934 in Cedar Bluffs, Nebraska to Joseph A. and Ethel (Fisher) Wesely. She grew up in Cedar Bluffs and graduated from Cedar Bluffs High School in 1952. Neola loved playing volleyball and she co-captained the team with her twin sister Nadine. While she was on the team she earned the name of “Mad Dog Wesely”. Neola was an enormous influence and fan at her children’s sporting events.

When she was younger Neola waited tables in a small café in town and later in Fremont at the Star Hamburger. She and her twin sister, Nadine, sang duets at many school functions, weddings and they traveled and sang for the Disabled Veterans and Postmaster conventions. After graduating in 1952, Neola took on a banking career as a teller/bookkeeper.

In 1954, Neola met Richard on a blind date and they were married in 1955 for 62 years. They made Fremont, NE their home for many years. Together they operated the Boyer Lawn Service for 13 years, while raising a family. In 1971 they made the drive (an old bus that Richard converted to a camper) and purchased a dairy farm in Eagle Bend, MN.  Neola’s banking experience was valuable for managing the day-to-day expenses on the farm. She was also in charge of the breeding records and the baby calves on the farm. She wasn’t afraid to get dirty and had a tremendous work ethic. They made that their home until they sold the dairy farm and moved to a 40 acre hobby farm where they lived for 15 years. Richard developed health problems and they moved to Melrose in 2015.

Survivors include: daughters, Deb (Doug) Sletten, Gonvick MN, Kate Boyer, Rochester MN, son Richard (Carol) Boyer Jr., Melrose MN and daughter, Barb (John) Stueve, Loretto, MN. Seven grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren with one on the way.

Neola was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard Boyer Sr. in 2017; sisters Evelyn Wesely, Evangeline Vojtech, Ethel Eggers, Delores Stoupa; Helen Placek, Nadine Jones, and brother, Orven Wesely. Neola and Nadine were the youngest of the Wesely family.

A private ceremony will be held at a later date at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls, MN…. She will be laid to heavenly rest beside her beloved husband Richard Boyer.

Many thanks to the staff at Pine Haven CentraCare and also to the angels on earth that took care of Mom from Moments Hospice, forever grateful.

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