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Viola Esther Beyer, 93, returned home to her Savior on Monday, June 13, 2022.

Viola was born on May 28, 1929 in Alpena to the late Otto and Sarah (Sutterman) Liske. Upon graduation, she attended beauty school to become a family-only hairdresser. She worked for a year at our Local Union Telephone Co. until June 2, 1950, when she married Norman Otto Beyer. Together they raised five children and ran a very successful farm until their retirement in 1990. Norman predeceased her on August 26, 2015. Viola was a member of Word of Life Baptist Church. She was a very faithful and devoted mother. It was very important to her to have her children in church every Sunday.

Surviving are his five children, Daryl Beyer, Wayne (Rachel) Beyer, Janice Udell, Earl (Susan) Beyer, Paul (Ann) Beyer, 15 grandchildren, Krystal (Judd) Collins, Brad Beyer, Darcy Beyer, Logan Beyer, Chandler (Fiancee, Sydney) Beyer, Sloan (Fiancee, Aubrey) Beyer, Casey (Trisha) Udell, Travis Udell, Danielle Udell, Jesse Udell, Brian (Lauren) Beyer, Brenda Beyer, David (Caroline) Beyer, Collin (Bryanna) Beyer, Evan Beyer, 17 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild, his brother, Richard (Phyllis) Liske and his sister, Janette Manning.

Viola was predeceased by her brother Donald (Shirleen) Liske, brother Ferris (Karen) Liske, brother-in-law Glen Manning, son-in-law Wes Udell and daughter-in-law Loretta Beyer.

The family will receive friends at Word of Life Church on Friday, June 17, 2022, from noon until 2 p.m. Celebration of Life with Pastor Scott Joy and Reverend Jim Liske officiating. Please consider a memorial donation to Word of Life Church or Gideons International. Arrangements have been entrusted to McWilliams Funeral Home. Online memorials can be recorded at

Burial: King Settlement Cemetery


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