SAVANNA—Allen J. Beyer, 83, of Savanna, passed away Friday, July 20, 2018 at home.

Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, July 27, at Law-Jones Funeral Home, Savanna. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 28, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Derinda. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will take place in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.

A memorial fund has been established in Allen's memory. Family and friends are invited to share in Allen's life at

Allen was born March 5, 1935, in Elizabeth, the son of Lorenz and Augusta (Eacker) Beyer. Allen graduated Elizabeth High School. Allen was a Korean War veteran. On Jan. 20, 1957, Allen married Sharon Vacek.

Allen was a farmhand in Lena and worked for Savanna Ready Mix. Later he worked for the Milwaukee Railroad for 11 years and at the Mississippi Palisades State Park as a site technician for 13 years. He was a volunteer at the Carroll County Senior Center.

He was a member of the American Legion and VFW. He was a dedicated member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Derinda. He believed in and loved the community; service was his life.

He was great at making dill pickles and garlic popcorn and a true nature lover. He was a loving husband and father and he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, John, Chelsey, Lisa, Heather, Brittany, Cassidy, Colin, and Noah. He adored his great-grandchildren Emrie, Ember, Dru, Asher, Wyatt, and Eowyn.

He liked gardening, fishing, volunteering, breakfast and coffee with his friends every morning at McDonald’s and all the world travels with his wife.

Allen will be dearly missed by his wife, Sharon; two children, Clark (Claire) Beyer of Galena, Mo., and Wendy (Dan) Reitemeier of Titusville, Fla.; sister-in-law, Brenda (Vacek) James of LeClaire, Iowa; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ronald (Peggy) Beyer and Russell (Linda) Beyer, and two sisters, Lavonne Schrader, and Twila (Richard) Reusch, all of Elizabeth.

Allen was preceded in death by his parents, Lorenz and Augusta; one sister, Iva May; two brothers, John and Leroy; a sister Dorothy; and one sister-in-law, Kathie (Vacek) Cramer.