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Derald D. ‘Derry’ Beer

Published: Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 1:15 a.m. CST
Derald D. 'Derry' Beer

STERLING – Derald D. “Derry” Beer, 80, of Sterling, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. He was a sales representative for General Electric in Morrison for 25 years, retiring in 1993. 

Derald was born Aug. 20, 1933, in Roanoke, the son of Roy and Rose (Aeschleman) Beer. He married Marjorie Radtke on Nov. 25, 1989, in Madison, Wis. Derry was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Sterling, where he was ordained as an elder and deacon. He also was a member of Sterling American Legion Post 296 and a former member of Rock River Country Club. He volunteered extensively in the community.  Derry will be greatly missed by his Wednesday afternoon golf group.

Survivors include his wife, Marjorie, daughter, Rebekah (Mark) Hermes, and son, Jeffrey (Stacey) Beer, all of Sterling; stepdaughter, Kathleen (Greg Gaie) Knutson of Homewood; two brothers, John (Jody) Beer of Waterford, Wis., and Richard (Lynn) Beer of Canton, Ga.; and six grandchildren, Kaitlin Hermes Booker, Ryan Hermes, Kyle Beer, Kaden Beer, Malcolm Knutson-Gaie, and Dexter Knutson-Gaie.            

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Gerald Beer.

Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday at Schilling Funeral Home in Sterling. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church in Sterling, with the Rev. Christina Berry, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Sterling.   

A memorial has been established to First Presbyterian Church and the cardiac unit at CGH Medical Center.  

Visit www.schillingfuneralhome.com to send condolences.

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