CECIL -- Donald R. Beamer, 88, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, December 8, 2013.
He was born May 3, 1925, in Paulding, Ohio, the son of Edward and Ethel (Brown) Beamer. On April 21, 1946, he married Phyllis R. Weaver, who survives. He attended Paulding School and retired from Grizzly in 1980. He served in World War II with his twin brother, Ronald, and older brother, Edward. He was a member of First Christian Church of Paulding; a volunteer fireman for Paulding Village for 20 years; a life member of the Paulding VFW Post 587, and life member of Defiance AMVETS Post 1991. He spent the summers in Barton Lake and the winters in Fort Myers, Florida, from 1986 until 2004, when they moved to Defiance. In 2011, Donald and Phyllis moved in with their daughter, Marsha. He operated Beamer Lawn Rolling for 20 years with his twin brother.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Beamer; a daughter, Marsha (Richard) Perl, both of rural Cecil; four grandchildren, Margo (Bob) Kyser, Fort Wayne, Ind., Melissa (Denny) Coburn, Defiance, Mindy (Rich) Wilt, Adrian, Mich., and Matthew (Robbyn) Hodge, rural Cecil; two stepgrandchildren, Terry (Nick) Hurlburt, Canandaigua, N.Y., and Jamie (Mandy) King, Williston, Fla.; 10 great-grandchildren; five great-stepgrandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a great-great-stepgrandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Stevan Beamer; and siblings, Marjorie Bordner, Norma Raye Beamer, Edward Beamer, twin Ronald Beamer, Florice M. Wilhelm and Marilyn Edwards.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 14, at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding. Burial will follow in Live Oak Cemetery, with military rites accorded by Paulding VFW Post 587. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday, December 13, and one hour prior to services on Saturday at Den Herder Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to First Honor Flight, First Christian Church or Paulding Visiting Nurses and Hospice. Online condolences may be sent to www.denherderfh.com.