Obit: Beyer, Blanche M. (1919 - 2010)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Beyer, Morse, West, Jake, Schecklman, Hagedorn, Zschernitz, Bartelt, Drew, Santas, MacArthur, Warmuth 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) April 14, 2010 

Beyer, Blanche M. (27 June 1919 - 7 April 2010) 

Blanche M. Beyer, 90, of Neillsville died Wednesday, April 7, 2010, at the Memorial Medical Center in Neillsville. 

Blanche was born June 27, 1919, in Christie, the daughter of Andrew W. and Grace (Morse) West.  She graduated from Neillsville High School in 1936.  Blanche was united in marriage to William Jake Jr. in 1939.  During World War II they moved to Baraboo and worked at the gun-powder plant.  When the war was over, they moved back to Neillsville and Blanche enjoyed being a housewife and raising her family.  William died in 1970.  In 1971 she was united in marriage to Walter Beyer.  Blanche loved to watch sports, especially the Bucks and Brewers.  She also loved to read, do crossword puzzles and embroidery.  She was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Neillsville.  Blanche will be sadly missed by her friends and family. 

She is survived by her husband, Walter of Neillsville; a daughter, Jackie (James) Schecklman of Neillsville; a daughter-in-law, Penny Jake of Neillsville; four stepchildren, Gorgon Beyer of Neillsville, Nancy (John) Hagedorn of Neillsville, Karen (Al) Zschernitz of Marshfield and Gary Beyer of Neillsville; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. 

Blanche was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, William; a son, Steven Jake; and four sisters: Vivian Bartelt, Nina Drew, Irene Santas and Mildred MacArthur. 

A funeral service for Blanche was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 10, 2010, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Neillsville.  Pastor John Warmuth officiated.  Visitation was held from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. prior to the service.  Interment was made in the Neillsville City Cemetery. 

The Gesche Funeral Home of Neillsville assisted Blanche’s family with arrangements. 

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