Vern Beyer

Vern L. Beyer

Monday, December 11th, 1944 - Saturday, November 9th, 2019
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On Saturday, November 9, 2019, Vern Lawrence Beyer, loving husband, father and grandfather passed away at the age of 74. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Monday, December 9th with Wake Services on Sunday, December 8th at 7:00 P.M. Both will be held in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Sidney with Father Mike McDermott officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery. Cremation has been held. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel to sign Vern’s register book and leave condolences for the family. Memorial contributions may be made in Vern’s name to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church at 1039 14th Avenue, Sidney, NE 69162 or Homeboy Industries at 130 West Bruno Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. You may view Vern’s Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at
Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of Vern’s care and funeral arrangements.
Vern Lawrence Beyer was born to James and Freda (Kurz) Beyer on December 11, 1944, in Sidney NE, graduated from St. Patrick’s High School in 1963, then from the University of Northern Colorado in 1966 where he was a proud member of the Alpha Kappa Lambda Fraternity. On November 27, 1968 he married Kathy, his wife for over 50 years. He was a teacher of Social Studies and coach of basketball, football, swimming and wrestling at schools in Cozad, NE, Eaton, CO, and Ft. Lupton, CO, before moving back to Sidney in 1974 to live, work and raise his family on the family farm. He served on the St. Patrick’s School Development Foundation and the Rural Fire Board, coached basketball at St. Patrick’s and Potter-Dix, and was an active parishioner at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.
Vern connected with God listening to the sound of the pump, watching sprinklers irrigate the crops he was raising, and holding the hand of his wife Kathy. He shared his tender heart and gracious humor playing cards, telling stories, coaching and mentoring others. His devotion to God, wife, children, grandchildren, family and friends, as well as his humble sense of the undeserved love and kindness he received from others, are some of his lasting gifts in the hearts of those he touched. He had an open heart that yearned to embody the Prayer of St. Francis.
Vern was preceded in death by his father, James, his mother, Freda, his brothers Paul and James, and his sister, Mary.
He is survived by his wife Kathy, daughter, Christine Wamsley and husband Scott, grandchildren Samantha, Logan, Nathan and Sarah, son, Jason Beyer and wife Zoe, grandchildren Ezra and Ezekiel, brothers, John and wife Liz, Joe and wife Tamara, Vince, Pat, and Mike and wife Melinda, sister, Nancy, brother-in-law, James Schott and wife Janice, many nieces and nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews and the Maytorena family.
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  • Service

    Monday, December 9th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Monday, December 9th, 2019 10:00am
    St. Patrick's Catholic Church
    1039 14th Avenue
    SIDNEY, NE 69162
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Wake services will be held at 7p.m. Sunday December 8, 2019 at the St. Patrick"s Catholic Church. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel to sign Vern's register book and leave condolences for the family
    Father Mike McDermott
  • Interment

    Greenwood Cemetery
    530 Greenwood Rd.
    SIDNEY, NE 69162
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Posted at 07:19pm
Vern was a great coach and even better person. We are thinking of you and your family.
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Chuck Russell

Posted at 03:00pm
What's already been said about Vern I can only affirm. He was the best family man ever to Kathy and his daughter and son. Bless them during this time of sorrow. Vern was the nicest, friendliest, and kindest person you would ever know; yet the manliest, athletic, supportive, all-around man you could ever meet. Think of a positive adjective to describe a person, and that was Vern. He was an honorable and gentle man. We should strive to be his example.

Love and prayers to Kathy and their family,

Chuck and Judy Russell


Patrick Berkheim

Posted at 01:54pm
Vern was my freshman college roommate. We pledged AKL together. We shared the total college experience. Vern was our best man March 17, 1966. He was important in my life during those college years but also always in my mind after that as the years past. I never heard Vern say an unkind word. I knew I could count on Vern to be a true friend no matter how far apart we lived or how often we saw each other. We have all lost a special person but I know he will always remain in the hearts and minds of everyone he touched. Pat and Linda Berkheim

Pres Montoya

Posted at 04:09pm
My prayers are with Coach Byers family. As a student in Fort Lupton he pulled me aside to discipline and teach me a valuable lesson which I never forgot. Today as a 65 year old I share that lesson with many others.


Gene Watada

Posted at 12:12pm
My deepest condolence to Vern and his family. He was a gentle person, kind and a good brother! He will be missed by all.
Gene Watada

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