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Obituary for Rick Beyer

January 31, 1947 - April 20, 2018
Zeeland, Michigan | Age 71


Rick Beyer, 71, of Zeeland, passed away suddenly on Friday, April 20, 2018.

Rick was born January 31, 1947, to Gerald and Mildred (Van Omen) Beyer. He graduated from Zeeland High School and Western Michigan University and became the industrial arts teacher at Holland High School. Rick was a devoted teacher and was instrumental in the start of the Ottawa County school/work co-op programs at the Careerline Tech Center. His true love in teaching was helping those students that were not college bound find meaning and skills. He retired from full-time teaching in 2004 and continued an additional 5 years part-time in retirement. He enjoyed antiques and spent his time in retirement as a busy antique dealer. Rick was a member of Second Reformed Church of Zeeland where he served as a deacon and an elder.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Carla, their children and grandchildren: Chad Beyer (Jamie, Corey, Jessica) of Zeeland, Michele and Jeremy Westhuis (David, Samantha) of Willow Grove, PA, Ryan and Erin Beyer (Seraphim, Neveah, Jael) of Overisel, Marc and Sarah Beyer of West Olive; his brothers: Doug and Vicki Beyer, Jon Beyer; in-laws: Kathy and Ron Wittingen, Mary Heyboer, and many extended family and friends.

A service to honor and remember Rick Beyer will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at Second Reformed Church of Zeeland, 225 E. Central Avenue, Zeeland. His pastor Rev. Karsten Voskuil will officiate. Visitation will be 5-8 pm, Tuesday at the Yntema Funeral Home, 251 S. State Street, Zeeland. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either the Careerline Tech Center or Hospice of Holland, both of which were important to Rick.

Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Careeline Tech Center
    13663 Port Sheldon St.
    Holland, MI 49424

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Yntema Funeral Home

251 S State St
Zeeland, MI 49464
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