Obituary – Glenn Christian Beyeler

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WYNOT — Glenn Christian “Tok” Beyeler, 88, Wynot, died July 25, 2014, at the Avera Sister James Care Center, Yankton, S.D.

Visitation was Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. at the church and continued one hour prior to services on Wednesday at the church.

Funeral Services will be at 10:30 a.m., July 30, at Holy Family (Sacred Heart) Catholic Church, Wynot, with Rev. Eric Olsen officiating.

Burial is scheduled for 1 p.m., July 30, at the Newcastle Cemetery, Newcastle, with military honors provided by the Newcastle American Legion Post 62 and the Legion Riders.

Pallbearers will be Gene Promes, Kevin Promes, Jim Promes, Chad Small, Clint Small and Glen Chase.

Honorary Pallbearers are all of Tok’s grandchildren, great-grandchildren, step grandchildren, step great-grandchildren and his many friends.

The Wintz Funeral Home, Hartington, is in charge of arrangements.

Tok was born March 24, 1926, at Newcastle, to Christian and Gail (Parks) Beyeler. He grew up in the Newcastle area except for two years when his family lived in Florida when he was a teenager. Tok served from 1944-1946 in the U.S. Army during WWII. Upon his return from the service he worked for Dixon County for two years, and then he worked as a brakeman and conductor for the Burlington Northern Railroad for 32 years. On April 2, 1986, he married Alice (Hochstein) Promes in Omaha. They made their home in Wynot where Tok enjoyed turkey and mushroom hunting, playing cards and visiting with his family and friends.

Tok was a member of the Newcastle American Legion Post 62 and the Hartington VFW Post 5283.

Tok is survived by his wife, Alice Beyeler, Wynot; son and wife, Terry and Nancy Small, Salix, Iowa; two grandsons and two great-grandsons; six step children, Deb and Jim Broeckemeier, Osmond; Kevin and Tammy Promes, Norfolk; Gene and Kathy Promes, Wynot; Jim and Patti Promes, Hartington; Tina Promes and her fiancée, Aaron Koch, West Point; Pam and Jim Molacek, Norfolk; 13 step grandchildren, 13 step great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a stepson, Bob Promes; two brothers, Vet and Jack Beyeler; and four sisters, Lena McClary, Bernice Chase, Lucille Essey and Emogene Martinsen.