Brosh Chapel
2121 Bowling St SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404


Ronald Ross Boyer

November 6, 1935 - April 25, 2014

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Ronald Ross Boyer, 78 of Cedar Rapids, died Friday, April 25, 2014 at St. Lukes Hospital. Celebration of Life gathering for Ron will be from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., Saturday, May 3, 2014 at The Avacentre at Brosh Chapel.

Ronald was born November 6, 1935 in Iowa City, the son of Ralph and Pearl (Wadsworth) Boyer. He was a 1954 graduate of Newton High School. He received his BA degree in Liberal Arts from the University of Iowa in 1958 and his MA in 1976. After serving two years with the U.S. Army, he was united in marriage to Rae Jean Jacoby on May 27, 1961 in Ft. Dodge. He worked as a correctional counselor and camp superintendent for the Menís Reformatory for four years, a caseworker for the State Juvenile Home, seven years with Linn County Mental Health, and thirty years of his life with Linn County Juvenile Court Services in various capacities before his retirement in 1998. He subsequently worked part-time for a number of years at Meth Wick Community Retirement.

Ron is survived by his wife, Rae Jean; son, Reid (Tami); daughter, Rochelle Boyer all of Cedar Rapids; two grandchildren, Keegan and Jess Boyer; one great grandson, Owen Caldwell and three nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Rex and Rollo.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Hillsdale College, 33 East College Street, Hillsdale, Michigan 49242 or to the Public Interest Institute, Wesleyan College, 600 N. Jackson Street, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa 52641.