Obit: Beyer, Helen Alice (1923 - 2009)

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Surnames: Beyer, Dobes, Meier, Biebert, Meihak, Quast, Winters, Dybas, Tews

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wisconsin) Sunday, 15 Feb. 2009

Beyer, Helen Alice (8 July 1923 - 14 Feb. 2009)

NEILLSVILLE -- Helen Beyer, 85, of Neillsville, died Saturday, February 14, 2009, in the Palliative Care Unit of Saint Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield.

Helen Alice Beyer was born July 8, 1923, at home in the town of Levis, Clark County, the daughter of Adolph and Christina (Dobes) Meier. She was baptized September 21, 1923, and confirmed on May 16, 1937, at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Neillsville. Prior to marriage, she worked as a waitress at the Merchant's Hotel and also later in Mineral Point as her children were older.

On June 20, 1942, she was united in marriage to Harold Beyer at St. John's Church. From 1960 until August of 1980, Helen and Harold lived in Stoughton, where she worked as a nurse's aid and volunteer at the Stoughton Hospital. They returned to Neillsville in 1980 and Helen volunteered at the Memorial Medical Center, until her health failed.

Helen was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Ladies Aid. Her hobbies were reading, playing cards and experimenting with gourmet dishes. However, most important in her life were her children and grandchildren. She adored them and she loved spending time with them.

She is survived by her husband, Harold, a son, Harold "Bud" (Betty) Beyer of Madison, a daughter, Becky (David) Winters of Lake Mills, 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, a brother, Clarence (Marie) Meier of Neillsville, a daughter-in-law, Linda Dybas of Galesburg, Ill., sisters-in-law, Marie Meier of Las Vegas, Nev., Inez Meier of Neillsville and Alice (Edgar) Tews of Neillsville, brothers-in-law, Walter (Blanche) Beyer of Neillsville and Robert (Pauline) Beyer of Shawano.

She was preceded in death by a son, Landon "Lanny" Beyer, a granddaughter, Leah Beyer, her parents, sisters, Ella (Albert) Meihak and Dorothy (Frederick) Quast and brothers, Ed (Mamie), Frank, Bill (Lillian), Art (Bessie) Louie and Charie (Janet) Meier.

Funeral services for Helen will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, February 18, 2009, at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Neillsville. Pastor Timothy Biebert will officiate. Music will be provided by Sharon Nemitz and St. John's Children's Choir. Interment will be in the Neillsville City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Gesche Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Church.

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Helen's family with funeral arrangements.



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