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OBITUARY: Carol Joyce Beyer

Carol Joyce Beyer, age 83, of Brillion, passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Theda Care in Neenah surrounded by her family.

Carol was born on December 2, 1934 in Brillion, daughter of the late Herman C. and Esther (Beilke) Behnke.  On August 23, 1958, she married Richard Doughty.  He preceded her in death on March 9, 1967.  She married Lloyd Beyer on July 27, 1968.  He preceded her in death on January 31, 1995.  Carol was employed at Doughty’s Grocery Store in Brillion.  She then owned and operated the Wayside Food Market with her husband Lloyd.  She went on to work at Seroogy’s in Green Bay, and ended her career at St. Vincent Hospital in the food preparation area at the age of 75.  She also volunteered for meals on wheels in Brillion and Bethesda in Green Bay.  Carol was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Wayside.  She enjoyed playing cards, crocheting, and embroidery.  Carol loved her family and would do anything for her grandchildren.  She always had a smile on her face.

She is survived by her children: Debbie (Greg) Bratz, Richard “Junior” (Debbie) Doughty, Ron Doughty and special friend Cheri Fesling, Sandy (Bob) Schultz, Donna (Steve) Engelland, Sheri (John) Levash, Patsy (Jim) Wendling, and Mark (Lisa) Beyer; grandchildren: Mandy (Derrick) Kane, Angie (Josh) Eickert, Vanessa Reinke, Brandon (Holly) Doughty, Carlye (Dustin) Stever, Jennifer (Jason) Maertz, Missy (Jeremy) Schleis, Abby (Dan) Liebergen, Maxwell Schultz and special friend Jenna Weber, Ben (Beth Ann) Engelland, Sam (Tess) Engelland, Rylee Engelland, Nathan Levash, Chris Levash and special friend Emma Sloma, Shawna Levash and special friend James Kiesow, Jake Wendling and special friend Taylor Falvey, Dylan Wendling, and Hannah, Harley, and Heidi Beyer; 14 great-grandchildren with two more on the way; one brother and sister-in-law: Jim (Florence) Behnke; one sister: Karen Boettcher; other in-laws; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Richard; her father-in-law and mother-in-law: Francis and Frieda Doughty; her second husband, Lloyd; her father-in-law and mother-in-law: Ben and Ade Beyer; siblings: Orville Behnke, Orlando “Butch” (Barbara) Behnke, Betty (Delmar) Zarnoth, Ellen (Marvin) Boettcher, and Anita (Elton) Stichert; brother-in-law: Leon Boettcher; and other in-laws.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at Zion Lutheran Church of Wayside.  Officiating will be the Rev. Austin Welter.  Burial will be in Brillion Community Cemetery.

Friends may call at the church on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

Online condolences may be made.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the ICU and fifth floor nurses and doctors at Theda Care Neenah, especially nurse Taylor.  They would also like to thank Pastor Welter for his visits and kind words. 

Mom We still see your face before us Your voice we long to hear We miss and love you dearly. God knows, we wish you were here.

Tears fall freely from our eyes, like a river, filled with grief. Our only comfort now, is that, From pain, you’ve found relief. 

We love you Mom! Until we meet again, see you later.


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