Katherine “Kitty” Beyer

Katherine “Kitty” Beyer, 98, of Menominee, Mich., passed away on July 24, 2020, at Aurora Medical Center Marinette, Wis. She was born Dec. 7, 1921, in Pinewoods to the late John and Josephine (Frank) Moker; Kitty was the eighth of 10 children.

Kitty grew up in Pinewoods and graduated the 8th grade from the Pinewoods school. She started working in town at the age of almost 16, holding jobs at St. Joseph Lloyd Hospital, Lloyd Furniture and the Glove Factory. Kitty married Alvin Beyer on Oct. 25, 1947. Settling down north of Menominee to raise their family. Kitty was an excellent cook and homemaker; she was especially known for her pickled whiting and chocolate cakes. After her family was raised, Kitty went back to school, earned her GED, got her driver’s license and returned to the work force part-time. In their senior years, their love to travel took Al and Kitty through the U.S. touching all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, Germany, Austria, France and Switzerland. Over the years, Al and Kitty called many places home including Menominee, Marquette, Arizona, Hawaii, Zephyrs Hills, Fla., and finally returning to Menominee to be nearer to family.

Kitty is survived by her children: Wayne (Carol) Beyer of Menominee/Mulberry, Fla., Tom(Lori) Beyer of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Linda (Stephen) Dupras of Marquette, Mich., Kathy (Tom) Welch of Kapolei, Hawaii, and Pat (Robin) Beyer of Marquette, Mich.; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; one great-great-great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews. Kitty is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Alvin; siblings: Steve (Jenny) Moker, Mary (Leo) Spitzer, Anna (Emil) Beihl, Charlie (Victoria) Moker, Helen (Hubert) Labs, Josephine “Fina” (Clarence) Massey, Elizabeth “Betty” (Bernard) Grandaw, Marjorie “Margie” (Dash) Lutri and John “Jonny” (Lorraine) Moker; and granddaughter, Tonya Beyer.

Visitation for Kitty will be on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at Cadieu Funeral Home beginning at 4 p.m. until the time of the Prayer Service at 6 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at 10 a.m., at Resurrection Parish in Menominee, with Fr. Brian Gerber officiating

Burial will be in Birch Creek Cemetery.

Kitty’s family would like to give a heartfelt thanks to the nurses and staff at Aurora Medical Center for their compassionate care for their mother and the staff of Renaissance Assisted Living Facility. Online condolences may be expressed at www.cadieufuneralhome.com.