MENOMINEE, Mich. - Alvin Beyer, 86, of Menominee, Mich. passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at Menominee Care Center. He was born on April 28, 1926 in Menominee to the late Antone and Martha (Spitzer) Beyer and grew up in the Greenwoods area. Alvin graduated from Stephenson High School class of 1944 and attended Agricultural Short Course at Michigan State University shortly after graduation. Alvin married Katherine Moker on October 25 1947 and they settled north of Menominee to raise their family. Alvin called a number of different places "home" throughout his life including Marquette, Mich; Arizona; Zephyrhills, Florida; Hawaii and Menominee. Alvin pursued a number of occupations over the years including farming, refrigeration and appliance repair, vocational skills instructor at NMU and farm foreman at Marquette Branch Prison. Alvin enjoyed fishing, gardening, traveling, and woodworking. He was well known for his candlesticks and lamps.