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W. Beyer, 87, of Lincoln, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2008, at home with
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Holland Barry and Bennett
Funeral Home. His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral
Mr. Beyer was a civil engineer. He worked for the
U.S. Geological Survey, the U.S. Lake Survey and
more recently for the Illinois Department of
Herb was born Oct. 1, 1921, in
Sabetha, Kan., to George and Ethel Simpson Beyer. He
married Norma Jean Smalley Maxson on April 19, 1980.
He is survived by his wife, Jean, of Lincoln; two
sons, Frank David (and Marcia) Beyer of Springfield
and Paul Ross (and Nancy) Beyer of Springfield; one
stepson, Ronald Joel (and Cheryl) Maxson of Florida;
two grandchildren, Warren D. Beyer of Pennsylvania
and Ashley Rubin de la Barbola of Tennessee; two
stepgrandchildren, Justin A. Maxson of Florida and
Kyle T. Maxson of Springfield; and four
great-grandchildren, James D. Beyer, Patric D. Beyer
and Ryann E. Beyer, all of Pennsylvania, and Lucian
de la Barbola of Tennessee.
He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's
Witnesses in Lincoln.
Memorial donations may be made to the family and
will be accepted at the funeral home.
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