Larry M. Beer, 76, of Olathe, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2018.
He was born Nov. 18, 1941, in Holton, to Alvy and Avis Beer. After graduating from Sabetha High School in 1959, Larry joined the Navy and served both active and reserve duty.
Larry met his wife, Donna, on one of his leaves from the Navy. They were married on Oct. 17, 1964.
He graduated from Topeka Technical College and Johnson County Junior College. Larry was an I/T professional and retired from Bayer Animal Health in 1998 after 22 years and then from Sprint in 2006.
Larry was a devoted husband, father and “Pa” to his grandchildren. Everyone loved Larry. If you asked Larry how he was doing, his answer always was the same, “I can’t complain!” He was a faithful friend to so many, always fun to be around and an amazing storyteller. He was known for his outstanding writing ability and beautiful poems. Hunting, fishing and watching sports were some of his hobbies. He and Donna loved country dancing, as well as traveling. They were very fortunate to take several cruises with friends and family and were able to travel through Europe on numerous occasions.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his son, Bradley J. Beer.
Larry is survived by his wife, Donna; daughter, Cheryl (Rich Boomsma); grandchildren, Jennifer, Blake and Dylan; sister, Ann Hillsdale; and brothers, Calvin Beer and Tom Beer.
The visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at Amos Family Funeral Home in Shawnee. Mass of Christian Burial will be at Divine Mercy Parish, 555 West Main in Gardner. Interment will be at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, 87th and Quivira in Lenexa. Memorial contributions may be made to Divine Mercy Parish.
The Sabetha Herald 9/12/2018