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Richard J. Beyer

May 21, 1927 - September 19, 2016
Racine, WI

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Visitations


Friday, September 23, 2016
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM CDT
St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church
6400 Spring St
Racine, WI

Services


Friday, September 23, 2016
11:00 AM CDT
St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church
6400 Spring St
Racine, WI

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At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church

Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints Hospice

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Surrounded by his family, Richard J. Beyer “Dick the Candyman”, age 89, passed away Monday, September 19, 2016, at his residence. Dick was born in Racine, May 21, 1927, son of the late Albert and Lilian (nee: Pier) Beyer.

Richard was united in marriage to Marian Hansen on May 8, 1948 at St. John Nepomuk Church. He was proud of earning his Eagle Scout Award as a youth. Richard graduated from Wm. Horlick High School “Class of 1947” and Spencerian Business College. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy, stationed in the Pacific Theater. Richard was President of Ritt Beyer and Weir Inc., a Confectionary Brokerage Company located in Franklin, WI. He was a 75-year member of St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church and was currently a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church where he was a Eucharistic minister to the homebound. He also was a member of the Knights of Columbus, a mentor at the Youthful Prison. He dearly loved his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren

Surviving are his loving wife of 68 years, Marian; two daughters, Joan Grossman of East Liverpool, OH, Patricia (Peter) Rasmussen of Harshaw, WI; three sons, James (Meri) Beyer, Ronald (Lyn) Beyer, Richard “Rick” (Nancy) Beyer, all of Racine; 12 grandchildren, Matthew (Jessica) Grossman, Sarah (Carson) Dech and Bethany Grossman, all of Ohio, Joannah Szymczak (Jason Frankhouser) of Madison, Erin (Rick) Goff of Milwaukee, Alissa (Nate) Kendall of Madison, Andrew (Lindsay) Beyer, Joel (Kaia) Beyer, Leigh (Greg) Pitts, Lauren (Bill) Rushing, Anthony (Kathy) Beyer, all of Racine, Marla (Jon) Ferch of England; 30 great grandchildren, Ben, Noah, Grant, and Ethan, Neva, Eli, Sawyer, Rowan, Henry, Eleanor, Vivian, Keira, Sam, Nolan, Lilly, Jack, Luke, Max, Viola, Delphine, Lee, Domonic, Natalie, Alaina, Nina, Louis, Bennett, Reese, Eva, and Jon III; siblings, Marilyn Sell, Barbara (Richard) Albertini of VT, Gerald (Patricia) Beyer, William (Kathy) Beyer of Racine; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Harvey Grossman; a brother Donald (Beverly) Beyer and a brother-in-law, Howard Sell.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 6400 Spring St., on Friday September 23, 2016 11:00 a.m., with Reverend Terry Huebner officiating. Entombment will full military honors will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Hwy 32. Visitation will be held at the church on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass. Memorials to St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church or Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints Hospice have been suggested.

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