57 3rd Street SW
Plainview, MN 55964
115 South Ave.
Eyota, MN 55934
Marjorie A. Beyer, 88, of Plainview, MN was called home to heaven on Friday,
December 18, 2020 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease and a much
shorter one with Leukemia.
Marjorie Ann Peotter was born at her grandparents’ Kaukauna, WI home on April
9, 1932 to Marion (Smith) and Edward Peotter, Sr. She grew up on her family’s
Outagamie County, WI dairy farm. Marge attended Kaukauna public and Seymour
country schools. She graduated from Seymour High School in 1949 and attended
the University of Wisconsin Madison before marrying Donald Beyer on November
1, 1950. Marge and Donald made several places in the upper Midwest their home
before settling in West Bend, WI with their three daughters in 1965. They were
active members of St. John’s Lutheran Church in West Bend. Marge worked for
many years in the medical records department of St. Joseph’s Hospital in West
Bend, eventually becoming the department head before retiring. She also served
as bookkeeper for her husband’s wholesale business. Marge moved to Plainview
in 2015 where she lived at Green Prairie Assisted Living.
Marge was a talented musician, playing piano and trombone, as well as singing in
many church and community groups. Her love of music led her to form the St. John’
s Lutheran Folk Group. In her later years she sang in a trio called “The
Elderberries” with her sister Betty and friend Pat. They performed at nursing
homes and other community events. She had an abiding curiosity about the world
around her. Marge loved animals and was passionate about chickens - a passion
she shared with her great-grandson, Henry. Marge was a breast cancer survivor
who volunteered numerous hours counseling other women going through the
Marge is preceded in death by her husband, a son-in-law, her parents, 2 brothers,
2 brothers-in-law, a sister-in-law, 2 nieces, and a great-niece. She is survived by
her sister Elizabeth Felt of West Bend, WI, her daughters; Barbara (Alvin)
Lutringer of Plainview, MN, Christine (Brian) Laine of Arlington, WA, and Jennifer
Huber (Tom Hable) of Coralville, IA, 7 grandchildren; Anne (Donald) Borgschatz of
Plainview, MN, Sarah (Kelli) Williams of Maplewood, MN, Emily (Zachary) Thorpe of
Seattle, WA, Rachel (Jason) Kane of Santa Rosa, CA, Benjamin (Dawn) Laine of
Arlington, WA, William Huber of Evansville, WI, and Katherine (Adam) Smith of
Bondurant, IA, 10 great-grandchildren, 5 step great-grandchildren, and 2 step
A private family funeral will be held on Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020 at St.
John’s Lutheran Church in West Bend, Wisconsin. Burial will follow at Washington
County Memorial Park in West Bend, WI. In lieu of flowers, Marge’s family requests
memorial gifts be made to the St. John’s Lutheran Church, West Bend music
department or the Alzheimer’s Association.