Raymond J. Biere - December 21, 20121934-2012
Raymond J. Biere, 78, formerly of Sutherland, Neb., passed away Friday, December 21, 2012 at Rapid City, S.D. He was born May 30, 1934 to George and Mary (Schmidt) Biere at Auburn, Neb. He grew up in Auburn.
On February 24, 1952, he was united in marriage to Norma Lotter at Auburn. He was a mechanic and farmed in the area. They then moved to Sutherland and Raymond helped construct the Gerald Gentleman power plant. He enjoyed his family, football and rodeo. Raymond was known as grandpa to a lot of children.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Norma of Ramah, Colo.; two daughters, Connie (John) Snover of Ramah, Colo. and Cathy (Alan) Pipal of Sutherland; a son, Daryl Biere of Piedmont, S.D.; four brothers, Harold Biere and Marvin (Evelyn) Biere, both of Auburn, Arlan (Carolyn) Biere of Creston, Iowa and Harlan (Donna) Biere of North Platte; two granddaughters, Sheila (Ernie) Schafersman and Stacy (Mike) Kirchmann; four great-grandchildren, Brittney (Ken) Pharr, Colten, Dawson and Caleb Schafersman; three great-great grandchildren, Madison, Miranda and Marrissa; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister-in-law, Jean Biere and a grandson, Shawn Alan Snover.
Online condolences may be shared at www.carpentermemorial.com. A memorial has been established in his memory.
Funeral services were held Monday, December 24, at Carpenter Memorial Chapel. Burial followed at the Riverview Cemetery at Sutherland.
Carpenter Memorial Chapel, North Platte, was in charge of arrangements.