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He was born Jan. 1, 1925, to Ezra and Luella Beer in Milford. In 1943, he graduated from Milford High School.
Cap married Mary Ann Sauder Oct. 17, 1948.
Cap was a lifetime resident of Milford. He loved his Lord, his church and the community of Milford. He served in many positions in the Apostolic Christian Church, including trustee and Sunday school teacher. He enjoyed visiting with people and even wrote about Milford residents for the Mail Journal.
Cap was a dairy farmer for many years and continued his love of animals by keeping horses and ponies. He made at least one trip a day to the farm to care for his ponies and gave free rides at the Milford Fest on Memorial Day. He also took his little dog, Annie, to the nursing home for visits every Wednesday. Cap will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Cap is survived by his wife of 68 years, Mary Ann Beer; daughter, Pat (Russell) Mikel, Syracuse; three sons, Dan (Deborah) Beer, Syracuse, Fred (Pat) Beer, Milford, and Steve (Connie) Beer, Syracuse; Ronn's widow, Shari (Mike) Fiechter, Ossian; 22 grandchildren; 62 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Jess "Bud" (Shirley) Beer, Milford.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Dickie Beer and Ronn Beer; three sisters, Viola, Kathryn, and Eunice; and two brothers, Howard and Maurice.
A funeral service in honor of Cap will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 7, at the Apostolic Christian Church in Milford. Ministers of the church will officiate the service.
Burial will follow at the Milford Cemetery.
Friends and family will be received from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, at Mishler Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Milford and one hour prior to the service at the church Monday, Aug. 7.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Apostolic Christian Church, Milford.
Mishler Funeral Home and Cremation Center is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be given at www.mishlerfhcc.com.
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