John C. Boyer I

John C. Boyer I, 78, of Alexandria, IN, and a native of Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at his home.

Mr. Boyer graduated from Rock Creek Township High School. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as an extended degree in education administration, from Ball State University. He was a veteran of the United States Army.

He was a teacher, coach and principal for more than 32 years before retiring from Anderson Community Schools. He was a member of Riverside United Methodist Church, Muncie Elks Club, Alexandria Elks Club and Moose Lodge 331.

He was born Oct. 16, 1934, in Huntington County to Chester F. and Laura C. Douglas Boyer. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Marlene Boyer.

Additional survivors include two sons, Bradley (Jackie) Boyer, of Alexandria, and John C. (Marilyn) Boyer II, of Fort Wayne; two daughters, A. Jolene (Michael) Hetzner and Betsi Johnson, both of Fishers; a brother, Dale (Ginger) Boyer, of Tuscola, IL; a sister, Carolyn (Richard) Sevey, of Nevada; and 10 grandchildren, Justin (Tricia) McCormick, Jenifer (Hank) Ricketts, Brenna Johnson and Kali Johnson, all of Fishers; John C. (Cara) Boyer III, of Cumberland: Jessica (Ean) Vanstrom and Samantha Boyer, both of Fort Wayne; Andrew (Debbie) Pittenger, of Muncie; Julie Overla, of Eaton; and Chase Reagan, of Dallas, TX; and eight great-grandchildren.

A service will be held on Friday, March 22, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Riverside United Methodist Church, Muncie, with Rev. John Young officiating. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at Markle Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to Riverside United Methodist Church or the Ball State University Cardinal Varsity Club in Muncie.

Parson Mortuary, Muncie, is in charge of arrangements.

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