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William Beier

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William D. Beier age 71 of New Hampton, Iowa died Friday, October 28, 2016, at Hospice of North Iowa in Mason City. Private family interment will be held in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA. Friends may greet the family 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. Saturday, November 12, 2016, at the Hazelton American Legion Hall. Funeral arrangements are with Hugeback - Johnson Funeral Home in New Hampton. William Donald Beier was born April 7, 1945, in Independence, IA, the son of Elmer and Gladys (Day) Beier. He received his education in both Oelwein and Hazelton Schools. He grew up on the family farm and while in school was active in wrestling. On May 27, 1963, three days following his graduation he enlisted in the United States Air Force. He served Air Policeman at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska and also in Vietnam. On March 14, 1967, he was honorably discharged from the Travis Air Force Base in California. He then enlisted in the United States Army where he did multiple tours in Vietnam and then later enlisted in the United States Navy. Following his military service, William attended college courses in Minneapolis, Minnesota. William was in a civil union from 1987 - 2003 with Ava Ackerson, who he met at an auction in Hazelton, IA. To this union, a daughter, Billie Jo was born. The couple remained good friends. William loved buying and selling from auctions and owned his own auction house in Hazelton. He also at one point ran for Sheriff in Buchanan County and had been a radio announcer. He moved to New Hampton in 1997 and continued traveling, buying and selling. Survivors include one daughter, Billie Jo Beier of Lawler; two grandchildren, Asher William Beier and Castiel Melhorn, both of Lawler; Billie Jo's mother, Ava Tucker of Lawler; one brother, Robert Beier of Independence; four sisters, Shirley Maillie of Oelwein, Melody Nelson of Clitheral, MN,Kathryn (James) Melka of Winthrop, IA and Sharon Stedman of Manchester; sister-in-law, Diane Beier of Hazelton; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Arlene Beier; a brother, Larry Beier.

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  1. My deepest Sympathy to Bill’s family, He was a great man with a big heart and smile. I’ll miss seeing him. Rest in Peace Bill.

  2. Rest in peace dear Bill. You were always ready to lend a helping hand at your apartment community. You are greatly missed..

  3. We didn’t always see eye to eye but I have always loved you. I know you will love seeing mom and dad and Arleen and Larry. I also know that you will be watching over Billie Jo. She was the love of your life. Please know we will miss you. RIP

  4. Bill was not only a good customer but a very good friend. Enjoyed visiting with him at his Lawler auction store.


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