Obit: Beyer, Helen Alice #2 (1923 - 2009)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

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

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) February 18, 2009

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

Helen Beyer, 85, of Neillsville died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, in the Palliative Care Unit of St. 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 Sept. 21, 1923 and confirmed 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 later in Mineral Point as her children were older. She was united in marriage to Harold Beyer June 20, 1942, at St. John’s Church. From 1960 until August of 1980, Helen and Harold lived in Stoughton, where she worked as a nurse’s aide 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, IL; sisters-in-law, Marie Meier of Las Vegas, NV, 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 Charlie (Janet) Meier.

Funeral services for Helen will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 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.

Casketbearers are Donald Meihak, Jeff Meier, Richard Quast, Raymond Meier, Doug Zank and Ken Krause.

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



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