In Memory of David Beying

Memorial Gathering

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday August 30, 2020
Old Ptaceks Event Center
1449 Orrin Road
Prescott WI, 54021

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David George Beying, age 76 of Prescott, WI, passed away August 11, 2020 at his daughter’s home surrounded by his loving family.  David was born August 26, 1943 in Hastings, MN to Richard and Florence (Freese) Beying.  He attended Hastings High School.  On September 15, 1962, David was united in marriage to Joan Kittilson at the United Church of Christ in Prescott.  Their marriage was blessed with 57 years and two daughters, Elizabeth and Sheila.  David worked as a boiler operator and in maintenance at the Ashland Refinery.

Outside of his working career, David had a love for horses and continued that passion while raising his daughters.  He was most proud of his family, cherishing his time with his daughters and grandchildren, and recently overjoyed meeting his new great-grandson.  He enjoyed music of all genres and delighted in singing and playing the harmonica.  David was a great story teller and jokester, who brought smiles and laughter to those around him.  David will be lovingly remembered for his welcoming heart for others, always finding meaningful ways to connect with strangers, who quickly became friends.

David will remain in the hearts of his daughters, Elizabeth (Miguel Regino) Beying of Inver Grove Heights, MN and Sheila (Joe) Mancl of Prescott, WI; grandson, Michael (Amanda) Blattner; adored great-grandson, Henry Blattner; granddaughter, Sarah (Travis Lockling) Blattner; step-grandchildren, Joe (Jennifer Riley) Mancl, Jeremy (Karen Knutson) Mancl, Matt (Tiffany) Mancl; step great-grandchildren, Riley, Matthew, Bella and Taylor; siblings, Stephen (Fran) Beying of Hastings, MN, Duane (Karen) O’Brien of Ellsworth, WI, Charlie O’Brien of Woodville, WI, and Diana Beying of Hastings, MN; many dear nieces and nephews; and lifelong friends, Fred and Sharon Mercord.  He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Joan; father, Richard Beying; mother, Florence O’Brien; and step-father, Carl O’Brien; and great-granddaughter Ava Mancl.

A Memorial Gathering honoring David’s Life (with respect to social distancing and encouraging the use of masks) will take place 12:00 Noon – 4:00 PM Sunday, August 30, 2020 at the Old Ptacek’s Event Center, 1449 Orrin Rd, Prescott, WI.  Memorials in remembrance of David may be directed to your favorite charity, or David’s favorites – The American Cancer Society, The Alzheimer’s Association or St. Jude’s – Children’s Research Hospital.  Private interment will take place at a later date at Pine Glen Cemetery in Prescott.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the O’Connell-Benedict Funeral Home of Prescott (715) 262-5404. www.oconnellbenedict.com

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  • Sorry to hear about Dave’s death. We got to now Dave and Joan after they moved to Rock Elm and began attending the church there. It was then I learned that Joan and I were second cousins. We became good friends and had good times together. I didn’t make it to her memorial service last year because I lost my husband Jerry at about that same time.
    I am sure he will be missed by all of his family. I extend my sympathy to all of you.

  • Dave was one of those people that always made you feel at home, he and Joan were the people that just knew how to treat others. We were very fortunate to have friends like them. We miss them both.

  • We are so sorry to hear about Dave…he was so fun to know..always had a new joke to tell..or two or three..He will be missed. Our prayers are for him and for all of his family.Sincerely Denny and Diane Olson