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Marcella L. Beyer, 79

Marcella L. Beyer, age 79 of Spring Valley, died Saturday July 25, 2009, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

Marcella was born March 28, 1930, in Stephen, Minn.  She was the daughter of Adolph Frederick and Evangeline Jeannette (Gustafson) Bloomst and grew up in Fosston, Minn.  Marcella graduated from Fosston High School in 1948.  After high school, she moved to Minneapolis, where she worked for the Soo Line Railroad.  She met and married Edward Beyer April 12, 1958.  After marriage, they moved to the Beyer family farm near Elmwood, where they farmed and raised six children.  Marcella enjoyed reading, nature, bird watching, gardening, sewing and going on "outings" with her girls.  Her pride and joy was raising her family.

Marcella is survived by her husband, Edward; 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; and other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, a son, James Beyer; and a brother, Theodore Bloomst.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday July 30, 2009, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Elmwood with Rev. Varkey V. Joseph officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Elmwood and one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday.

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