SAVANNA, Ill. — Allen Boyer, age 100, of Savanna, Illinois, died Saturday, March 7, 2009, at the Big Meadows Nursing Facility in Savanna.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at the Law-Jones Funeral Home in Savanna. Visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Wednesday prior to the service at the funeral home. Cremation rites will be accorded following the service and inurnment will follow at a later date at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Freeport, Illinois. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society in Allen’s name. Online condolences and memorial tributes may be given to the family at

Allen was born December 12, 1908, in Lena, Illinois, the son of T. Arthur and Leah (Blair) Boyer. He attended school in the Lena area. Allen was married to Isabel Mammosser and they later divorced. Allen then married Wynnetta Thomasson on February 2, 1940, in Dubuque, Iowa. She preceded him in death on November 9, 1994.

Allen worked as a farmer most of his life. He also ran the Pleasant Valley Store and worked in the Stockton Country Store. He retired from Ackers Implement where he worked on farm equipment.

Allen is survived by four sons, Clyde (Rosalind) Boyer of Savanna, Illinois, F. Eugene (Betty) Boyer of Mt. Carroll, Illinois, Milo Boyer of Stockton, Illinois, and Bud Boyer of Freeport, Illinois; two daughters, Janice (Bob Brinkmeier) Boyer of Freeport and Joyce (Gene) Brinker of Warren, Illinois; seventeen grandchildren, thirty-one great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Allen was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Wynnetta; one son, Dale Boyer; one grandchild, and one great-grandchild.

Death date: March 7, 2009