Tom Beyer, age 62, of Spring Valley, Wisconsin died Thursday, February 15, 2018 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire after a one week battle with cancer.
MEMORIAL SERVICE for Tom will be Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 11 a.m. at St John’s Lutheran Church in Spring Valley.
VISITATION will be Tuesday, February 20 from 5-8 p.m. at St John’s Lutheran and also at church for one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.
Tom was born May 17, 1955 to Charles and Lorraine (Brown) Beyer at Plum City, Wisconsin. He was baptized and confirmed at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Elmwood and presently a member of St John’s Lutheran Church in Spring Valley.
Tom attended Elmwood Schools and graduated with the Class of 1973. After high school he attended UW-River Falls and studied biology. On July 6, 1974 he married Ann Hughes at St John’s Lutheran in Spring Valley. Tom and Ann lived in River Falls, Camp Douglas, Balsam Lake and Spring Valley. Tom worked for Knutson Construction for a short time and then went to work for Norlake in Hudson. He continued in the food service business and was a Sales Engineer. He worked for Kolpak, Crown Tonka and Leer.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing, hiking and scouting, and collecting agates. He also enjoyed flintknapping, woodworking and playing cards with family and friends. His family was the most important part of his life and he affectionately gave nicknames to all his grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his father-in-law John Thomas Hughes; and brother-in-law Craig Hughes.
He is survived by his wife Ann; daughter Tonya (Craig) Maier and son Twain (Tanya) Beyer all of Spring Valley; 5 grandchildren along with their nicknames: Zach (“Z”); Madison (“Digger”); Charlie (“Charlie Barley”); Pride (“Bugger”); and Kalena (“Lenar”); his parents: Charles and Lorraine; 4 brothers and 1 sister: John (Roxie) Beyer; Donny (Stephanie) Beyer; Danny (Jody) Beyer; and Terry (Lisa) Beyer all of Elmwood; and Sandy (Steve) Nyeggen of Spring Valley; mother-in-law Ada Hughes; brother-in-law Brad Hughes both of Spring Valley; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.