Charles Edward Beemer was born April 9, 1926 to Elmer Ray and Ella (Hennies) Beemer at Wagner, SD. He attended Wagner schools and graduated from high school in 1944. He worked at the Wagner Post newspaper all through high school. He did farm work in the Wagner area until entering the US Navy. Following his military discharge in 1946 he went back to work doing press & line type at the Wagner Post. In August of 1953 he took a job at the Rapid City Gate City Guide, a weekly paper. On October 3, 1953 he married Evelyn Miller at Rapid City, SD. In March of 1954 he took a position with Mitchell Publishing Co. The commercial printing business was sold to Mitchell Printing and was later called McLeod’s Printing & Office Supply Co. from which he retired at the end of 1986. He was an avid gardener, enjoyed yard work, weaving rugs and making cards on the computer. He and Evelyn traveled extensively for many years.
He was a member of the American Legion, the VFW and an active member of the Resurrection Lutheran Church.
He is survived by his daughter, Sandra Kreber of Yankton; two sisters: Gladys Gruenwald and husband, Roland of Sparks, NV and Reta Uecker and husband, Dewey of Manteca, CA; two grandchildren: Tanya Johnson of Yankton and Travis Kreber of Sioux Falls and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial fund has been established to the