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Zachary Beyer

June 18, 1992-Dec. 27, 2008

Zachary Beyer, 16, of Detroit Lakes, died at his home on Saturday, December 27, 2008 after a short, courageous battle with brain cancer, surrounded by loved ones.

Zach was born the son of Lisa (Helliksen) and Dale Beyer on June 18, 1992 in Detroit Lakes. He was baptized and confirmed at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Frazee. He was raised and educated in Frazee and Detroit Lakes. Zach was enrolled in the 10th grade at ALC in Detroit Lakes at the time of his death.

Zach enjoyed spending his summers in Rollag, especially during the Western Minnesota Steam Thresher's Reunion, in which he was an active member. He also enjoyed spending time with his friends, deer hunting, snowmobiling, camping and working on the restoration of classic cars.

Zach is survived by his mother, Lisa Beyer of Detroit Lakes; father, Dale Beyer of Frazee; one brother, Trevor, and two sisters, Shelby and Michaela Beyer, all of Detroit Lakes; maternal grandmother, DeAnn Buhr of Frazee; paternal grandmother, Joyce Beyer; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Preceding Zach in death were his maternal grandfather, Orlean Helliksen, paternal grandfather, Donald Beyer, and uncle Brian Helliksen.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2, at West-Kjos Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes, with a prayer service at 7 p.m.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, at First Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes, with interment following in Oak Grove Cemetery, Detroit Lakes.

Arrangements are being provided by the West-Kjos Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes. Those wanting to share memories and condolences are invited to use the funeral home's online messages of sympathy section at