Doris Ione Beier, age 79 of Iola, passed away very peacefully, with her family at her bedside on October 1, 2015 at the Iola Living Assistance.
She was born on February 16, 1936 on a cold, blizzardy day to the late Irvin and Inga (Norby) Olson on the old Mollie Joie farm in Iola, Wisconsin. She was baptized by Rev. Agnar S. Tanner at Iola Lutheran Church; Confirmed by Rev. W.I. Aamoth on March 31, 1951. Doris grew up in the Iola area. She attended Wrolstad School, Thoe School and Iola High school. She married the love of her life Elmer W. Beier on January 14, 1956. They were married 55 years until Elmer passed away on May 8, 2011. They lived in the Appleton area for a few years before moving to California. Living there for approx. 15 years before returning to the Iola area to live on the farm where she grew up. They always had a big vegetable garden and flower garden. She loved to take pictures of all her flowers. She loved animals, especially dogs. She had many loyal companions throughout her life. Doris was a stay-at-home mom to her three children while they were young and then went to work at Krause Publications as a proof reader for approx. 20 years.
Survivors include the following- her three children: Bonny (Wally) Pethke of Ogdensburg, Lori (Wayne) Steingraber of Manawa, Bruce (Christine) Beier of Iola. She is also survived by six loving grandchildren: Steven (Lori) Steingraber, Jeremy (Miranda) Steingraber, Matthew (Stephani) Steingraber, Heather (Nate) Kiefer, Ashley Beier, and Corin Beier. Also seven great-grandchildren: David, Timothy, Ethan, Serenity, Ezra, Dean and Aria.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Voie Funeral Home in Iola on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation from 10:00-11:00 prior to service. The Reverend Jeffery Smiles will officiate. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Elmer, and brother Kermit. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Human Society in Waupaca or to the Alzheimer’s Association are appreciated.
The family would like to thank all the staff at the Iola Living Assistance who were part of Doris’ life these past five months, for all their compassionate care. And a special thank you to Dr. Butkiewicz. “The Best is Yet to Come” from the authour Corrie Ten Boom.