Herbert Beyer Obituary

Herbert   James  Beyer
Herbert James "Jim" Beyer
Herbert James Beyer

February 16, 1933 - September 13, 2010
Born in Buffalo Center, IA
Resided in Urbandale, IA
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H.J. "Jim" Beyer, 77, passed away, Monday, September 13, 2010 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident while visiting family in Murray, Kentucky. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 18, 2010 at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 3510 72nd Street, Urbandale. His family will receive friends from 5-7pm, Friday, September 17 at Iles Funeral Homes - Westover Chapel. Private burial will be held at Iowa Veterans Cemetery. Cremation rites have been accorded.

Herbert James Beyer was born the son of Herbert F. and Ida (Johnston) Beyer on February 16, 1933 in Buffalo Center, IA. He attended Iowa State Teachers College (now UNI) for two years and honorably served in the US Army from 1953-1955. On September 7, 1957, he was united in marriage to Pauline Marohn. Jim worked as a salesman for Area Diesel Services and retired in 1998. He was a member of St. Stephen Lutheran Church and the Pioneer Gun Club. Jim loved his family and was a devoted husband, father and papa. He loved to watch his grandsons' sports activities. Jim was an avid hunter and skeet shooter. He enjoyed working on cars, repairing things around the house, playing cards, reading and the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Jim is survived and lovingly remembered by his children; daughter, Kim Drew (Kevin) of Olathe, Kansas; son, Jim "Chip" Beyer (Maggie) of Urbandale; five grandsons, Jamie and Jared Drew, Luke and Alex Beyer and Tony Hamilton; great granddaughter, Jaelynn; sister, Judy Eldredge (David) of Kentucky; sister-in-law, Pat Dixon (Larry) of North Carolina; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline and his parents.

Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Stephen Lutheran Church or Urbandale Health Care Center.


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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Friday, September 17, 2010
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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St. Stephen Lutheran Church
3510 - 72nd Street
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Saturday, September 18, 2010
11:00 AM
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St. Stephen Lutheran Church
3510 72nd Street
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Urbandale Health Care Center
4614 N.W. 84th Street
Urbandale, IA US 50322