Daniel E. Beyer, age 60, passed away on January 7, 2020 at Bellin Health Hospital. He was born on May 30, 1959 in Green Bay the son of Norbert and Beatrice (Forsythe) Beyer.
Dan is survived by his mother, Beatrice A. Beyer, three brothers: Michael (Pamela) Beyer, David (MaryEllen) Beyer, and Kevin (significant other, Mary Deterville) Beyer; one sister, Dawn (James) Belanger, he is also survived by seven dearly loved children, nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Norbert.
A celebration of Life will happen at 5:00 pm on Monday, January 20th, 2020 at Voice of Faith, 529 4th St.Green Bay, friends and family may visit at the church from 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm.
Daniel Beyer’s Testimonial
I was born in Green Bay Wisconsin in 1959, raised Lutheran although we only attended “church” on Christmas, Easter and Funeral services (let the dead bury their dead). Well through this I always had some knowledge of Jesus and during my youth and the hard times of struggle I would pull out my little bible and try to understand what it meant. Seriously I think the LORD was always protecting me through so many near death experiences.
John 10:14 “I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.”
I will not elude on the details here let us suffice it to say numerous battles with drugs, alcohol, gambling, sexual addiction, two failed marriages, suicidal thoughts, automobile “accidents” and just being a total jerk for 40 some years. After the Divorce of my second wife (Dense), I found myself in the Milwaukee County jail. I was at the end of my rope and had no hope. I felt that I had lost everything dear to me; my wife, my house was being sold, my cars either junked of reop’d, my illustrious career in the medical field as a respiratory therapist was over, my relationship with my children was over. I did not wish to continue breathing. I was banging my head on the concrete floor of my cell and one day contemplating suicide by jumping off the top rail of the deck where my cell was and landing on my head thereby hopefully breaking my neck.
It was then during that moment of complete desperation that I heard a small voice. “GET UP READ MY WORD. I HAVE NEVER LEFT YOU AND I WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU.”
I started trembling and went over to the bible I had sitting over by my cot. I cried out to GOD, “LORD please forgive me I am a very sinful man.” I opened the bible and for the very first time in my life it began to make sense. The first words I read were:
Mat 16:24 “Then said Jesus unto his disciples, if an man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.”
I felt his HOLY SPIRIT touch my heart that I continued to read more and more zealously endeavoring to understand more of this glorious truth now revealed to me.
Within a few months I was standing on tables in the jail cafeteria reading out loud GODS HOLY WORD and conducting bible studies inside the jail encouraging other inmates to read the word. I was having dreams and visions about the LORD and growing in knowledge of him. Every day now more and more is revealed unto me of what it means to DENY myself and take up my cross and follow HIM.
Since that time I have grown spiritually and drawn even closer to my LORD. A battle with Cancer left me blind in one eye. So while I lost some physical sight I gained a deeper understanding of HIS grace. I am alive for only one reason now: TO SERVE HIM.
Through the men’s discipleship and programs I attend I know the LORD is continually shaping and molding me into his image. Through biblical counselor training, the leadership of men at the “Barn” fellowship and my continued prayer times and studies of God’s word as well as he evangelical outreaches and time spent with Sport Fan Outreach International, the George Whitefield Program and Bill Adams:
I AM HIS.