Michael William Beer

Michael William Beer, 63, of Milroy, passed away at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, in Sidney, Ohio. He was born on Jan. 2, 1953, in Minneapolis, Minn., the son of the late Francis and Donna (Whalen) Beer.

On Sept. 17, 1993, he married Linda Speck, who survives, along with five children, Sheila Beer, Sue (Wes) Stahlman, Rebecca (Dave) Hannon, Justin (Danele Morgan) Decker and Jeffrey II (Kim Shuey) Decker; several foster children; and 12 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and numerous aunts and uncles.

Mr. Beer was employed as a truck driver. He was baptized in the Catholic church as a youth.

Michael’s favorite place was the beach. He collected Lionel trains and was dedicated to his job as a truck driver.

He also had a fondness for a few special Golden Retrievers.

Cremation services were handled by Cromes-Ed- wards Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., Sidney, Ohio.

A private family memorial service will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 29, at his home.