Robert Marv Beer

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 8:20 pm

Robert Marv Beer, 77, of Cedar Rapids, died Oct. 25, 2016, at his home, the result of esophageal cancer. Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories with a rosary service beginning at 5 p.m. Service was at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Father Phil Thompson officiated the service. Inurnment will take place at a later date.

Bob or Marv, as he was known to his family and friends, was born Robert Marvin Beer, March 30, 1939, in Festina, to Raymond J. and Rose R. (Herold) Beer. He attended grade school in the Winneshiek county school system Glenwood No. 4 Rockswold, and graduated from Decorah High School in 1958 and Mount Mercy College in 1997. He worked at Rockwell Collins, retiring in 1995 after 36 years of service and later worked at Plaza East Condominium. Marv enjoyed working on his old cars and fixing almost anything. His memory will be cherished by all who knew him and loved him.

Survivors include his wife, Regine (Jean) of 56 years; four sons: Robert Jr. (Jean) of Cedar Rapids, James (Angie) of Cedar Rapids, John (Val) of Hiawatha and Jeffery (Laura) of Cedar Rapids; one grandson, Jason; seven granddaughters, Stephanie (Reid) DeSotel, Megan, Elise, Jaycie, Katie, Lauren, Rylee; one great-granddaughter, Adelyn DeSotel; one brother, Gerald (Patricia); one sister-in-law, June Beer.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Raymond Beer; and sister, Arleen Collins.

In lieu of flowers, a donation in his memory may be sent to Hospice of Mercy or Camp Courageous.

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