Charles F. Beyer, 90
Powder Springs, Ga. – Charles “Chuck” Fredrick Beyer, age 90, of Powder Springs, Ga., died Oct. 20, 2010, at Tranquilty Hospice, Austell, Ga.
A Memorial Service was held at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Lithia Springs, Ga., on Oct. 22, 2010. Inurnment took place in Sunrise West at Forest Lawn Mausoleum, Palm Springs Mortuary in Cathedral City, Calif.
Charles was born April 24, 1920, to Charles and Hazel Beyer, in Dubuque, Iowa. He was united in marriage to his surviving wife, June Roxanne Schroer on Sept. 19, 1941.
Chuck graduated in 1939 from Harding High School in St. Paul. He was Class President, Captain of the football team and played basketball. He attended Marquette University from 1939 to 1941 and played football. He served in the United States Navy from 1941 to 1945 in the Pacific, PT squadron Ron 7 and Mediterranean Ron 22, as Chief Petty Officer and was promoted to Ensign.
Upon discharge he continued his education and played football at Hamlin University, St. Paul. He graduated with a teaching certificate in Health and Physical Education. Chuck completed his Masters in Education from Mankato State in 1971.
Among his accomplishments as an Educator, Teacher and Athletic Director, at Blue Earth High School; he taught Health, Physical Education and Drivers Education, coached football, track, baseball and basketball. Chuck created a summer youth baseball league program, girls High School athletic program and High School Athletic Banquet recognizing lettering athletes. He was President of the Minnesota Coaches Association and inducted into Minnesota Athletic Directors Hall of Fame in 1991. He was President of the Blue Earth Lions. Chuck was honored for his many civic contributions and his positive influence in touching many young people in the community when a city park was built and named after him (Beyer Field).
He served as Athletic Director in Northfield beginning in 1974 and retired from teaching in 1977 and moved to Southern California. He joined George William Beyer Insurance Adjusters in Santa Monica, Calif., in 1978. In 1999, he “retired” and moved to Powder Springs.
Chuck is survived by his wife June who resides in Powder Springs; two sons, Patrick, of Powell, Ohio, and Terry, of Powder Springs; five grandchildren, Michelle, Jeannie, Shane, Teresa and Rahn; nine great-grandchildren; and brother, George William “Bill” Beyer, of Palm?Springs.
He was preceded in death by his son, Charles F. Beyer Jr., formerly of Blue Earth.