Earl Alvin Beyer was born on May 10, 1935, in Benson, Minnesota to Elmer and Laura (Melchert) Beyer. He grew up in Morris, Minnesota and was baptized and confirmed at Faith Lutheran Church in Morris. Earl enlisted in the U.S. Army where he earned his GED and was a member of the 82nd Airborne Division as a paratrooper. He was stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina and in Germany and was honorably discharged after 6½ years of service.
Earl was united in marriage to Evelyn Athey on November 17, 1962, at Faith Lutheran Church in Morris. The couple spend most of their life in the Morris area. Earl worked for the Minnesota Department of Transportation in highway maintenance and retired after 30 plus years.
Earl enjoyed helping his friends farm and fix things. He was very mechanical-minded and would take on any project. Earl also enjoyed playing pool, softball, bowling and stock car racing. He loved fishing and camping at Hobo Park in Starbuck and the many campfires that were had. He was a guy that people respected, and was always ready with a quick one-liner. Most of all Earl loved his family and being with them and his friends.
Earl died Friday, September 2, 2022, at the Minnewaska Lutheran Home in Starbuck at the age of 87. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn of Starbuck; daughter, Janet Johnson of Prescott, AZ; son, Kevin (Shelly) Beyer of Detroit Lakes; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brothers, Arvid, Dale, Milton (Audree), Eilert (Dorraine), Gladwin (Pam) and Bruce Beyer; sisters, Arlene (Don) Farver, Lynette (Jim) Fermoyle, and Diane Eich; brother-in-law, Rollie Schenzel; and many nieces and nephews. Earl is preceded in death by his son, Boyd Beyer; grandson, Chaz Beyer; parents, Elmer and Laura; and sister, Crystal Shinzel.
Arrangements are with the Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory. www.andersonfuneral.net