December 11, 1927 - August 28, 2016


Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home Chapel in Sauk Rapids for Ethel M. Beyer, age 88, who passed away Sunday at her daughter’s home. Pastor Donald Wilke will officiate and burial will be at the Wadena Cemetery in Wadena. Visitation will be from 9:30-11:00 a.m. Saturday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Home Chapel.

Ethel was born December 11, 1927 in Madelia, MN to Harold & Luella (Saltz) Gilson. She married Charles Beyer on May 26, 1946 in Deer Creek, MN. Ethel was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Wadena, Church of the Good Shepherd in Sauk Rapids, and the Wadena American Legion Post #171 Auxiliary. She was a very loving, giving, generous, kind hearted woman who loved her family. Ethel volunteered at Northern Delights Coffee Shop at Good Shepherd, she loved to talk and was a social butterfly. She enjoyed shopping and loved to accessorize everything.

Ethel is survived by her daughter, Marjorie Haase of St. Cloud; brother, Raymond Gilson of Scottsdale, AZ; three grandchildren, Jay (Katrina) Haase of St. Cloud, Stephanie (Alan) Kanengieter of Little Rock, IA, and Stacy (James) Lucas of La Habra Heights, CA; seven great grandchildren, Brittney, Ashley, Levi, Logan, Erassy, Jackson, and Eva; and five great great grandchildren. Ethel was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles; son in law, Donald Haase; and brother, Robert Gilson.