Richard Douglas Boyer

Oct. 9, 2017

MUSCATINE — Richard Douglas Boyer, 59, of Muscatine, passed away on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 9, 2017, at the Grace Lutheran Church. Visitation will be from 3 until 7 p.m. on Sunday, October 8, 2017, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. An educational memorial fund has been established for his future grandchildren. Online condolences: www.wittichfuneralhome.com

Richard Douglas Boyer was born on January 2, 1958, in Britt, Iowa to Donald and Marvene (Kesten) Boyer. Rick was a 1976 graduate of Thompson Iowa High School. He attended the University of Iowa, Iowa State University and Palmer College of Chiropractic, where he graduated in 1984.

On June 16, 1984, Rick was united in marriage to Monika Bode in Forest City, Iowa. They made their home in Muscatine in 1984. To this union, three children were born — Kolton, Kaleb, and Kally.

Rick owned and operated his own chiropractic practice in Muscatine since 1985. He also taught in the science department for the Muscatine Community College for many years. Most recently, he was employed as the Associate Dean of Allied Health at Scott Community College.

Rick was a member of Grace Lutheran Church. He enjoyed woodworking, playing cards with friends, traveling, telling jokes, going to movies, working outdoors, and spending time with family.

Rick will live on through his wife Monika; his sons, Kolton (Molly) Boyer of Des Moines, Kaleb Boyer of Walnut Creek, California; one daughter, Kally Boyer (fiancé Zach Jameson) of Ames, Iowa; and one future grandchild. He will also live on through the lives he saved through organ donation.

Rick is also survived by his brothers, Norman (Sheila) Craig, of Preston, Minnesota, and Roger Boyer, of Ainsworth, Iowa; sisters Bethany (Kim) Boelman, of Huxley, Iowa, and Karla (Doug) Hills of Cedar Park, Texas; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by both parents; his in-laws Henry and Betty Bode; and his sister-in-law, Ursula Spenner.

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