Sandra “Sandy” L. Beyer, 64, of Prairie City, died Oct. 12, 2017, at Lutheran Hospital with her family at her side. A memorial service was Monday, Oct. 16 at Coburn Funeral Home in Prairie City. Condolences may be left for the family at coburnfuneralhomes.
Sandy was born April 18, 1953. She was the daughter of Edmund “Bill” and Shirley (Doelle) Platteter. She grew up on the family farm near Fountain City, Wis. After graduating from Cochrane-Fountain City High School, Sandy moved to Wisconsin Dells, Wis., where she met and later married Michael Elrod of Prairie City. From this union two wonderful sons were born, Michael (Mike Jr.) and William (Will) Elrod. They later divorced. Sandy then fell in love with and married Harold Beyer, also of Prairie City, Jan. 20, 1995. Harold’s boys, Terry and Rick Beyer were added to her family. After moving to Prairie City, Sandy worked at the Super Value Grocery Store and the Cardinal Inn. She later worked as a sales person for Capital Sanitary Supply where she eventually retired in 2012. Sandy really enjoyed her time with Harold, horseback riding and camping, attending car shows, family and friends get togethers and just being at home in the country. She loved getting back to Wisconsin from time to time to spend time with her family. At these gatherings you could usually find her and her brothers around a table of buck euchre — she loved beating them. She loved watching the Green Bay Packers, Iowa Hawkeyes and NASCAR, but the highlight of her life was spending time with her eight grandchildren.
Her energetic and loving personality will be greatly missed by her loving husband, Harold of 22 years; her sons, Mike (Lynn) Elrod of Farmington, Minn., Will Elrod of Newton, Terry (Jen) Beyer of Newton and Rick Beyer of Runnells; her grandchildren, Sydney and Cyrus Elrod, Isaac and Jayden Elrod, Colton and Jacey Beyer and Chase and Dylan Beyer; her brothers, Dan (Dee Dee) Platteter, Tom (Kelly) Platteter, Joe (Lynn) Platteter and Bob (Kim) Platteter, all of Wisconsin; brother-in-law, Dave (Linda) Beyer of Prairie City; mother-in-law, Berdena of Pleasant Hill; and many nieces, nephews, extended families and many friends. Sandy was preceded in death by her parents; and father-in-law, John Beyer.