NORMAL — Dr. Daniel J. Beer, DDS, MAGD, FICD, 65, of Normal, passed away at 7:10 a.m. Friday (April 7, 2017) at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal.
His funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington, with his brother, Ted Beer, officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Bloomington. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington. The family suggests memorials be made to the Humane Society of Central Illinois, 423 N. Kays Drive, Normal, IL 61761.
Daniel was born March 26, 1952, in Watseka, the son of Harold J. and Mary A. Kupferschmid Beer. He married Holly Bohl on June 17, 1978, in Davenport, Iowa. She survives.
Also surviving are his mother, Mary A. Beer, Oklahoma City, Okla.; four children, Katie (Seth) Siuda, Normal; Dr. Andrew Beer, Normal; Matthew (Jessica) Beer, Bloomington; Gregory Beer, Normal; three grandchildren, Seth Siuda II, Normal; Abby Siuda, Normal; Beau Beer, Bloomington; brother, Ted (Paula) Beer, Oklahoma City, Okla.; five sisters, Joan (John) Vincent, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Deborah (Alan) Loeffler, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Dr. Chris Loeffler, Tecumseh, Okla.; Julie (Atef) Elzeftawy, Las Vegas, Nev.; Ellen (Mike) Maliskas, Oklahoma City, Okla.; 11 nieces; and seven nephews.
Daniel was preceded in death by his father, a nephew and a brother in-law.
Daniel graduated with a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Illinois, Urbana. He taught high school in Muscatine, Iowa, for three years. He then went to Iowa State University, Ames, where he graduated with honors in electrical engineering. Daniel later graduated with honors from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, with a doctor of dental surgery. He and his family moved to Bloomington in 1985, where he started his dental practice, Landmark Dental Group, Normal. His son, Dr. Andrew Beer, joined his father’s practice in 2012.
He was a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association and the Illinois State Dental Society. He was a ham radio operator and his call letters were N9NSN. He was an IFR-rated pilot, enjoyed woodworking, and collected and restored antique radios. Daniel was a sports enthusiast and a lifelong Cubs fan. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and enjoyed his family pets. He had a passion for teaching and practicing the profession of dentistry. He touched many lives and he will be missed by all who knew him.
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