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Edward F. Beyer, 82

Edward F. Beyer, age 82 of rural Spring Valley, died Tuesday August 4, 2009, at Comforts of Home Assisted Living in Menomonie.

Ed was born September 14, 1926, in Chicago, Ill.  He was the son of Frank and Helen (Komakowski) Beyer.  As a young child, Ed moved with his family to Miesville, Minn.  In 1940, the family bought a farm in the Township of Spring Lake and moved there, where they farmed.  Ed stayed on the family farm, he married Marcella Bloomst April 12, 1958, and together they farmed and raised six children.  Ed loved Country Music, cars, going on rides with Marcella, and talking and visiting with friends and family.

Ed is survived by his children, Michelle Greenway of Menomonie, George (Tatiana) Beyer and Bruce Beyer, both of Spring Valley, Joanne (Mike) Michaud of Hudson, Kathy Beyer of Shorewood, Minn.; six grandchildren, Kathryn and Jacob Greenway, Benjamin and Samantha Michaud, Gabriella and Brianna Mora; a brother, Charles Beyer of Spring Valley; a sister, Florence Sweeney of North Highlands, Calif.; several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife Marcella, July 25, 2009; a son James.

Funeral services were held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 8, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Elmwood with Rev. Varkey V. Joseph officiating.  Burial was in the church cemetery.

Friends were invited to call from 4-7 p.m. Friday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Elmwood and one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.

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Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services-Elmwood is serving the family.