September 20, 2018

Roy J. Boerner

Died Sept. 30, 2017


Roy J. Boerner, 94, of Mio passed away at Hancock Haven Assisted Living in Cheboygan on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017.

Roy was born in Mio on July 17, 1923, to Charles and Dola (Henderson) Boerner. Roy served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was on an LST ship during the invasion of Iwo Jima, and witnessed the American flag being raised there. He married Jean on Sept. 5, 1947, in Mio. Roy was a foreman for Perma Log, and was also part owner of Weaver Trucking Company. He was an active member of the Mio United Methodist Church, serving with the Mio United Methodist Men and participating in the roast beef dinner fundraisers. He was also a member of the Oddfellows. Roy enjoyed bowling, ballroom dancing and golf.

Roy is survived by his children, Michael Boerner of Mio and Rebecca (Kenneth) DesArmo of Cheboygan; seven grandchildren, Justin Richards, Christina McLeod, Lindsey DesArmo (Joe VanderMulen), Brandon Richards, Rob (Catherine) Boerner, Lauren DesArmo and Brent (Rebekah) DesArmo; and three great-grandchildren, Ty McLeod and Abigail and Abraham DesArmo.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Jean; his children, Kathy Richards and Robert Boerner; three sisters; and two brothers.

Visitation will be Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Mio United Methodist Church, Mio, with funeral services at noon, officiated by Pastor Brenda Klacking. Interment will follow the services at Mentor Township Cemetery, Mio, with military honors offered by the Luzerne American Legion Post 162.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the Mio United Methodist Church.

These arrangements were handled by Lashley Funeral Home, Mio.


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