Philip D. Beer

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Philip D. Beer

May 01, 1930 - November 30, 2018

Philip D. Beer MILFORD [mdash] Philip D. "Flip" Beer, 88, Milford, went home to be with the Lord Friday, Nov. 30.
Phil was born May 1, 1930, to Theo and Naoma Beer.
On June 7, 1953, Phil married Mildred Mary Roecker, who preceded him in death June 14, 2002. Together they shared 49 years of marriage.
On July 15, 2004, Phil married Lisa Kuhn Geiger, who survives.
Phil was born and raised in Milford, graduating from Milford High School. Phil was drafted into the Army in August 1951 and completed basic training at Fort Meade. Phil was stationed overseas, serving as a medic in Korea with the 7th Medic Battalion of the 7th Infantry Division. His duties often put him in harm's way, which eventually led to Phil receiving the Army's Commendation Medal.
Phil was a hard worker and dedicated member of his local communities. He was a member of various boards, such as the Soil and Water Conservation Board, president of Syracuse Economic Development Commission, president of Kosciusko Board of Realtors, president of CRB Chapter of Indiana, Kosciusko County PTABOA and director of Indiana Association of Realtors and was a member of the Milford Apostolic Christian Church. Phil and his son and daughter ran Beer Realtors and Beer Appraisal Company, where he worked until retiring in 2008. After retiring, Phil did not slow down, he volunteered for many years as a Redcoat at Goshen Hospital.
At the young age of 65, Phil began hiking the Appalachian trail and walked a part of it in every state. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who loved the Lord and leaves a legacy that touched many lives in the communities of Kosciusko County.
Phil is survived by his wife, Lisa; nine children, Teresa Beer, Greeley, Colorado, Janet Chomyn, Boulder, Colorado, Peggy (husband, Gustavo) Romero, Boston, Massachusetts, Christy (husband, Kent) Doty, Milford, John (wife, Ronda) Beer, Milford, Philip (wife, Debbie) Beer, Noblesville, Heather Gutwein, Carmel, Heidi (husband, Stephen) Rozow, California, and Benjamin (wife, Kara) Beer, Bluffton; 20 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Also surviving are four siblings, Marguerite (husband, Robert) Hoerr, Miriam Speicher, Rebecca (husband, Pete) Doll and Bernard (wife, Peg) Beer.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Mildred, and two siblings.
Friends and family will gather for a celebration of Phil's life Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 10 a.m. at Milford Apostolic Christian Church. Ministers Randy and Jesse Beer will officiate the service.
Burial will follow at Milford Cemetery with military honors provided by the United States Army and the American Legion Post 226.
Visitation will be Tuesday, Dec. 4, from 2-7 p.m. at Mishler Funeral Home and Cremation Center and one hour prior to service Wednesday at the church.
Memorial contributions in Phil's honor may be directed to Milford Public Library, 101 N. Main St., Milford, IN 46542.
Mishler Funeral Home and Cremation Center is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be extended at
Published on December 2, 2018
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