John Emil Beyer

Jan. 10, 1949 – May 18, 2012

John Emil Beyer of Delafield, age 63, found rest after a courageous battle with cancer. He entered eternal life on May 18, 2012, after those who love him prayed for his suffering to end.
He was born in Milwaukee on Jan. 10, 1949, to loving parents Leopold and Audrey Beyer. John graduated from Francis Jordan High School in 1967 and then married Georgia Crandall later that year. Together they had two daughters, Bridgett and Nicole. They built their first home in 1971 in Mukwonago, where they lived until moving to Delafield to be closer to their children and grandchildren. John worked at Tower Automotive (formerly A.O. Smith) for 38 years before his retirement. John’s special interests were hunting, skiing, kayaking, nature, photography and many genres of music. He was an avid sports fan. His greatest pastime was spending time with his grandchildren who adored his zest for life. They shared many fun times together and he will be deeply missed.

He was the devoted husband of Georgia (nee Crandall); wonderful father of Bridgett (Chad) Schmidt and Nicole (Dean) Wintersberger; extremely proud grandfather of McKenna, Cole, Ashley and Allie Schmidt and Jacob and Aaron Wintersberger; loving son of Audrey (nee Bolewski) Beyer and son-in-law of Thomas Crandall; dear brother of Michael (Barbara) Beyer and Mary Jo (David) Jung; dear brother-in-law of Holly Billings (Art Wachal) and Dean Billings; and the thoughtful uncle of Eric (Katie) Jung, Ryan Jung, Angie and Jacquie Beyer, Stacy Billings, Lori (Antonio) Ramos and Bryan (Jen) Billings. He is also survived by other relatives and many friends. John is reunited in heaven with his father, Leopold; both maternal and paternal grandparents, John and Sophie Bolewski, and Emil and Magdalena Beyer; his mother-inlaw Myrna Crandall; and a brother-in-law, Tommy Crandall. Per John’s request, friends may greet the family for a celebration of his life on Sunday, June 10, at the home of Bridgett and Chad Schmidt, 172 Laurel Court, Delafield, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Please RSVP to:

The family is requesting memorials to The Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation to help tackle cancer.

“The song has ended, but the melody lingers on.”