Clifford E. Beyer, 75
Clifford E. Beyer, age 75, entered into eternal rest on September 28, 2020, in Garden County Hospital, Oshkosh, NE, after a lengthy stay in several hospitals due to an infection in his bones including his spine.
A Rosary service and Mass of Christian Burial were held on Tuesday, October 6, 2020. Inurnment with full Military Honors followed at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Dalton. The family has established a memorial to the Sons of the American Legion in Dalton, NE and St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Dalton. You may view Cliff’s Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at www. gehrigstittchapel.com.
Clifford Earl Beyer was born on August 30, 1945, to Willis F. and Sylvia M. (Bayne) Beyer in Sidney, NE. Clifford attended grade school at Dalton and in 1960 he began attending St. Patrick’s Academy in Sidney, graduating from there in 1963. Upon graduation Clifford enlisted in the U.S. Navy serving from 1963 to 1968. His stint in the Navy took him overseas and to Vietnam and earned him the rank of Yeoman Petty Officer 2 nd class. Upon leaving the Navy in 1969, Clifford attended Barber School in Omaha, NE. During that time, he also attended Omaha University, studying to become a coach, and worked helping to build a nuclear power plant in the Omaha area.
In 1971 Clifford returned to Dalton to help on the family farm and barber at the local barber shop. In 1975 Clifford became a rural mail carrier for a route west of Dalton, which he continued to deliver for forty-three years. In 1993 he went to work for Cabela’s distribution center. Clifford enjoyed fishing and for some time had a cabin at Lake McConaughy, but he was also known to ac company friends and family to fish in Montana and Canada as well. Clifford also enjoyed riding his Honda Gold Wing Motorcycle. Clifford was a very kind and generous person.
Clifford is survived by sisters Eleanor Ernest of Dalton, NE, and Rita (Skeeter) Rains of Aurora, CO; brother Robert (Patricia) Beyer of Sidney, NE; special friend Denise Gdowski of Dalton, NE; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
Clifford was preceded in death by his parents, Willis and Sylvia (Bayne) Beyer, and brothers: Lawrence Beyer, John Beyer, Fred Beyer and infant Willis Fremont Beyer.