|10/22/2020 9:23:00 AM|
Maynard Beyer, 88, of Sanborn died Oct. 13, 2020, at his home in Sanborn.
Services were held Sunday at Springfield Area Community Center with Rev. Wesley Johnson officiating.
Interment with military honors was at Springfield City Cemetery in Springfield.
A Masonic service was held Sunday prior to the service.
Due to COVID-19, visitation was a "walk-through" visitation with a limited number of people inside the building at one time. Masks were required and social distancing was observed.
Sturm Funeral Home of Springfield handled the funeral arrangements.
Maynard Beyer was born May 13, 1932, to Lester and Rosa (Russenberger) Beyer in Springfield. After graduating from Lamberton High School in 1950, Maynard attended Mankato College.
In 1952, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served in Korea. He was discharged in 1954 and returned to Germantown Township to begin farming.
in 1956, Maynard married Lois Renner. They were blessed with two sons, Steve and Clayton.
Lois died in 1992 and Maynard retired from farming five years later.
In 1997, Maynard married Sharon Pankonin at Red Rock United Methodist Church in rural Sanborn.
Maynard was a member of Germantown EUB, which became Germantown United Methodist Church. He served on various community boards, including Germantown Township, Dairy Herd Improvement Association, Farm Credit Services and church boards.
He also was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Sanborn and the Sanborn American Legion.
He enjoyed fishing, boating and traveling.
In addition to his first wife, Lois, Maynard was preceded in death by twin grandsons.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon of Sanborn; sons, Steve (Jane) Beyer of Mesa, Ariz.; and Clayton (Deb) Beyer of Springfield; four stepchildren: Shelly (Josh) Kiel, Susan (Jeff) Rosenstengel, Jeff (Michelle) Pankonin and Randy (Kelly) Pankonin; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; 13 step-grandchildren; six great-step-grandchildren; and a sister, Ardelle Swenson of Mankato.