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Donald L. Bevers

January 2, 1935 — October 18, 2023

Wausau

Donald Bevers, age 88, entered into eternal life on October 18, 2023.

Donald was born on January 2, 1935, in Watertown, SD to Willis and Elizabeth (Daily) Bevers. He was baptized and confirmed Methodist. Donald married Phyllis (Woitte) Bevers of Watertown, SD on November 10, 1956, in Pomona, CA. In 1956 he started working at General Telephone & Electronics (GTE) and later entered the Army, serving in Korea from 1957 to 1959 when he was Honorably Discharged and returned to his previous employer, GTE, where he dedicated 38 years of service.

Donald was a cherished husband, father, grandfather and dear friend to many. Donald was a devoted Christian and an active member of Christ Lutheran Church in Wausau for many years. He contributed to various property maintenance projects, served as an Elder, and worked as an usher. Later, he joined Trinity Lutheran Church to be closer to family and continued to serve.

Donald was a skilled craftsman and enjoyed fixing things. He even constructed several homes in Wisconsin, including his own. His hobbies included woodworking, stained glass artistry, ocean and freshwater fishing, golf, and traveling. In retirement, he generously served for ten years as a driver, providing transportation for elderly and disabled individuals to their medical appointments.

Donald held dear moments spent with his family and friends, especially during birthdays, holidays, school activities, and sporting events.

Donald is survived by his treasured wife and love of 66 years, Phyllis Bevers of Wausau, and their three beloved children: Morris (Kathy) Bevers of Longmont, CO, Kelly Murphy of Wausau, and Timothy (Rebecca) Bevers of Plover. He is also survived by seven beloved grandchildren: Karen (Ben) Anderson, Laura Bevers, Brianna (Peter) Lucht, Karissa Murphy, Maxwell Bevers, William Bevers, and Gwyneth Bevers. Additionally, he is survived by four siblings: Evelyn Jones, Robert (Rita) Bevers, Eugene (Dee) Bevers, and Thomas (Carol) Bevers, as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and six siblings: Gerald (Joie) Bevers, Dwayne (Carol) Bevers, Phyllis (Wilbert) DeBoer, Maynard Bevers, Virginia Bevers, and Deloris Bevers, and many other relatives.

A Funeral Service for Donald will be held on Thursday, October 26, 2023, at 11:30 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church (501 Stewart Ave, Wausau, WI 54401). Rev. Jim Mayland will officiate. Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 26, 2023, from 10:30 AM until the hour of the service at the church. Burial will take place at 2:30 PM at Restlawn Memorial Park.

Special and grateful thanks to the tireless, caring staff at Benedictine Living Community and Aspirus Hospice Care.

In lieu of flowers, Donald's favorite charity was Trinity Lutheran Church and School.

Please join us in celebrating the life of Donald Bevers and honoring his memory.

 


 

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Visitation

Thursday, October 26, 2023

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Trinity Lutheran Church - Stewart

501 Stewart Ave, Wausau, WI 54401

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Funeral Service

Thursday, October 26, 2023

Starts at 11:30 am (Central time)

Trinity Lutheran Church - Stewart

501 Stewart Ave, Wausau, WI 54401

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Thursday, October 26, 2023

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