Gerald L. Beer, 74, of Decatur, passed away on Sunday, March 25, 2012, at his residence.
He was born on Saturday, December 25, 1937, in Decatur, the son of the late Wilbert and Della (Zurcher) Beer.
He married Glenda C. Thomas on December 22, 1956, in Zion United Church of Christ in Decatur.
Gerald was a member of the Zion United Church of Christ, the Moose Lodge No. 1311, and the Sons of the American Legion.
He was the owner and operator of Beer Sewer and Septic from 1987 to his retirement in 2005.
Among survivors are his wife, Glenda C. Beer of Decatur; son Robert D. (Mary) Beer of Decatur; son Daniel L. (Brenda) Beer of Wolcottville; son Rodney K. (Debra) Beer of Bronson, Michigan; daughter Peggy S. (David) Rumschlag of Decatur; sister, Vera Nolan of St. Mary's, Ohio; sister Lucille Clem of Decatur; 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Preceding Gerald in death were a granddaughter, Megan Beer; four brothers, Dale, Glen, Chester and Arthur Beer; and five sisters, Harriet Beer, Marjorie Buuck, Agnes Beer, Verna Feasel, and Melvena Hirschy.
Friends will be received from 2-5 and 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, March 27, in Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 28, also in the funeral home, with Rev. Randy Rossman officiating.
Burial will follow in the Decatur Cemetery.
Preferred memorials are to donor's choice.