Vincent Matthias Beyer
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March 25, 1926 - January 18, 2012
Vincent was born to Matthias and Ottilia (Fessler) Beyer in Mt Angel, Oregon on March 25, 1926. Upon graduation from Mt Angel Prep School in 1944, Vincent spent two years serving as an army sergeant during WW II in the India-Burma Theater. In 1952 he married Stella Dummer and moved to the farm in Monitor where they enjoyed 55 years of raising berries, cattle, and trees. In addition to farming, Vincent was a logger, sawmill worker, and forester. He was a lifelong member of St. Mary's Parish, a member of the Knights of Columbus and also of the Small Woodlands Association. His hobbies included camping, fishing, hunting, volkswalking, and square dancing. His greatest love was spending time with his family. After his retirement, he was able to focus on his passion for wood working, creating gorgeous bowls, clocks, furniture, and candlesticks made from the 100 year old wood salvaged from the St Mary's church steeple renovation.
Vincent is survived by his wife Stella, and 8 children: David & Rita Beyer, Mary & Jose Parra, Bruce & Molly Beyer (all of Woodburn), Stephen & Leslie Beyer, Mark & Gayla Beyer, Janice & John Walters, Alan Beyer (all of Portland) and Leo & Edna Beyer (Fallon, NV); 18 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his brothers Francis and Neil Beyer, and his sisters Lois Schaefer and JoAnn Beyer.
A Rosary prayer service will be held on Sunday, Jan. 22nd at 7:00pm with the funeral mass on Mon. Jan. 23rd at 11:00am at St Mary's Church in Mt Angel. The visitation will be on Sunday, January 22 from 2:00 to 5:30 pm at Unger Funeral Chapel in Mt. Angel. Arrangements made by Unger Funeral Chapel (503) 873-5141 www.ungerfuneralchapel.com .
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a memorial be made to the St Mary's Church steeple fund.
Published in StatesmanJournal on Jan. 21, 2012