LaVern Edward Beyer, 95, passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2023. He was born May 25, 1927, to Edward and Josephine (Klecker) Beyer. After graduating from Waterloo High School, LaVern graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree and English from UW-Madison where he played on the Badgers football team. He began teaching in LaPort, MN where he met Delores Hummel, the school secretary. The two soon married and celebrated 49 years together before she passed away in 2000. He also taught and coached in Tower-Soudan, MN and sold insurance in St. Paul, MN where he and Delores raised their children. His children were blessed to have him coach while they were in school. LaVern ran Beyer’s Y Store in the early 1970’s and retired from there in the mid 80’s.
Retirement meant a bigger garden and more fishing. He also enjoyed playing cards and reading. LaVern moved to Green Bay in 2000, to be closer to his beloved daughters. He also made many trips to visit his only son in Montana. No matter where he lived, he had always been an active church member. His family is comforted by the knowledge that he is now with the Lord.
He is survived by his children, JoAnn Wiggins, Steven Beyer, Vicki Larsen, and Jean (Phil) Jurgenson; eight grandchildren, JoEllen (Lance) Spradlin, Linnea (Dana) Roark, Robert (Amy) Fish, Andy (Paula) Fish, Betsy Yingling, Josh (Josie) Beyer, Luke (Rachel) Beyer, and Chris (Nichole) Beyer; 25 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two brothers-in-law, Stanley and Robert Hummel; a sister-in-law, Leona Hummel; nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Jim Wiggins; a brother, Robert (Arlene) Beyer and a sister, Shirley (Carroll) Thomsen.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Monday at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 2160 Packerland Dr., Green Bay. The Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the church with Pastor Leon Ehlert officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Waterloo, WI. Proko-Wall Funeral Home is assisting the family and online condolences may be expressed at www.prokowall.com.
LaVern left us with some great advice, “Be content, love the Lord.”
Jeane Smits is serving the family.