Obituary of Verlyn E. Beyreis
Age 81, of Marshfield, formerly of Spencer, passed away in the evening on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at the House of The Dove in Marshfield under the tender care of Ministry Home Care Hospice.
A memorial service will be held at 7PM on Monday, February 20, 2012 at Life Tributes Funeral Home in Spencer. The Rev. David DePaoli will preside. Private committal services will be held at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in the town of Brighton. His family will receive relatives and friends on Monday at the funeral home from 4PM until time of service. Military rites will be conducted following the services at the funeral home
Verlyn was born on January 5, 1931 in Unity, the son of the late Ernest and Blanche (Kayhart) Beyreis. Years later he joined the United States Army and served his country during the Korean War. During his military leave Verlyn returned to the area and married the former Vernice Cramer on August 8, 1953 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spencer. After re-enlisting in the United States Army, Verlyn served an additional two years as a Staff Sergeant with communications while stationed in Karlsruhe, Germany. He was honorable discharged from the Army in May of 1956.
Verlyn was employed at General Farm Supply in Spencer as a mill worker until his retirement in 2001. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Spencer and also held various office's on the church council at Trinity Lutheran Church. His hobbies included fishing and hunting and working in his vegetable garden.
Survivors include his loving wife Vernice Beyreis of Marshfield; six children: Terry (Bonnie) Beyreis of Spencer; Jane (Jim) Krause of Spencer; Alan (Linda) Beyreis of Garrison, ND; Pamela (Mark) Krause of Spencer; Kevin (Sharon) Beyreis of Spencer and Wendy (Matt) Bychinski of Earlham, Iowa; 15 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. Verlyn is further survived by three sisters: Shirley Nevala of Withee ; Joyce Bomback of Willard; and Gayle Zorman of Spencer. Verlyn is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son Keith Beyreis and one sister Phyllis Loos.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the physicians and staff at The House of The Dove for the care and compassion given to Verlyn.