Donald "Don" James Beyerle

Birth: January 22nd, 1960
Death: August 13th, 2016
Age: 56 years
Residence:Harrison, Michigan
Previous Residence(s):Freeland

Donald “Don” James Beyerle, Harrison, Michigan, formerly of Freeland and Gladwin, passed away peacefully at his home after a long battle with a lengthy illness at the age of 56.

                Don is survived by his wife Amy, his two children: Lance Beyerle and NaTasha Ackler, two grandchildren: Ian Ackler and Sydney Beyerle, one sister, Toni Ottaway, 2 sisters in law: Teri and Janice, two brothers in law: Ed and Scott, four nieces: Sarah, Jennifer, Allison and Dana, five nephews: Paul, Mike, Michael, Macenzie and Reese, two great-nieces: Breann and Bailey, two great-nephews: Aaron and Zaiden, mother in law, Maggie Cooper, father in law, Darell Cooper, his uncle, James Gustafson, many cousins and friends. Don was preceded in death by his parents, Don and Betty Beyerle and his sister, Katie Hill.

                Don was born on January 22, 1960, in Wixom, Michigan, the son of Donald M. and Betty J. (Gustafson) Beyerle. Don graduated from Flint Hamady in 1978. Mr. Beyerle honorably served his country in the United States Marine Corps from 1978 through 1982. Don and Amy met in 1994 and were married September 2, 2000. Don began working for Continental Rental (a Michigan company) in 1985 until 1999 as a regional manager. He then went to McDonald Ford in Freeland as general sales manager, where he remained until his illness in mid 2015.

                Don was accomplished in sales and customer service. Don was a generous, witty and dedicated individual, who loved his work and family. Don also was passionate about the military, properly greeting his fellow brothers and sisters, no matter which branch of the military they served. He loved to go fishing (regular and ice), boating, and gardening. He also loved big social gatherings at their place on the lake in Gladwin where everyone could just let loose.

                A Celebration of Life service in honor of Mr. Beyerle will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 545 South 7th Street, Freeland, Mi. 48623, with Pastor Ben Cutshall officiating. A time of gathering will take place on Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. until time of services. Family and friends are encouraged to gather on Friday, August 26, 2016 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. for a time of sharing and reflecting at Cunningham-Taylor Funeral Home, 310 E. Washington Avenue, Freeland, Michigan 48623. Memorial gifts in memory of Mr. Beyerle may be considered to: Amy Beyerle, in care of: Stocking Funeral Home, P.O. Box 406, Harrison, Mi. 48625. To share an online memory or condolence with Don’s family, please visit: or Arrangements for Mr. Beyerle are entrusted with Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison and Cunningham-Taylor Funeral Home, Freeland. Don and Amy would like to thank MidMichigan Skilled and Hospice Staff. A special thank you to Tonya, Carol, Denise and Rolando for being there everyday with us.  

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