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“Geary, you will be missed. May God look upon your life & what you accomplished fondly. Rest in Peace. ”
1 of 27 | Posted by: Bob Kellner - Roswell, GA

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
2 of 27 | Posted by: Bob & - Friend

“I didn't know Geary but what a beautiful tribute to obviously a special person! I am at EHS and he must have been a joy to teach! May God's Healing...Read More »
3 of 27 | Posted by: Joan Witz - Madison, WI

“I was so sorry to hear about Geary. As cousins we were far apart in age so we weren't very close as kids but we all watched his wonderful football...Read More »
4 of 27 | Posted by: Pam Richardson - Spring Green, WI

“Julie and Nicole and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all. Coach Harms ”
5 of 27 | Posted by: Nancy Harms - Sun Prairie, WI

“Geary was one of my students @ Edgewood High School when I first came . What a great kid and a huge heart! He was one of the BEST high school...Read More »
6 of 27 | Posted by: Nicholas Burrows - Cross Plains, WI

“I remember Geary from Blessed Sacrament grade school & Edgewood. I knew his mother & uncle Fred forever. My sympathy to entire family ”
7 of 27 | Posted by: Joan Statz - Madison, WI

“Kindness and great friends and family! ”
8 of 27 | Posted by: Mary Crowe - Madison, WI - Friend

“It is hard to know where to start. Your entire family means so much to us. Geary was an awesome person and an incredible dad. Even during his darkest...Read More »
9 of 27 | Posted by: Susan Stites-Simon - Madison, WI

“NgyKindness and great friends and family! ”
10 of 27 | Posted by: Mary Crowe - Madison, WI - Friend

“It was 1st down and was given 6 mo's to go.Geary responded "I'll take that coach, Give me the ball" and he ran through all the obstacles in front of...Read More »
11 of 27 | Posted by: Alexe Beyler - Franklin Grove, IL

“Deepest Condolences to Julie, Nicole & Nathan and Geary's extended family. Although I didn't know Geary, after reading the beautiful tribute to...Read More »
12 of 27 | Posted by: Lynn Montgomery - Sun Prairie

“As a cousin I did not know Geary that well as he was only 10 when I moved away, but I remember how I loved all the commotion at your family's house...Read More »
13 of 27 | Posted by: Molly McGuire - Sturbridge, MA

“I know Julie, and that's enough to know she loved her husband, unconditionally. She was supportive to the very end. I can't imagine how much he...Read More »
14 of 27 | Posted by: Patricia Hetland - APPLETON, WI

“So sorry to hear about Geary's passing. He was a force and I'm sure that force is here in the universe still. Sending prayers for those left behind. ”
15 of 27 | Posted by: Beth Donley - madison, WI

“Geary could always make me smile and laugh no matter how bad thing would get!Miss you,Janice ”
16 of 27 | Posted by: janice hinton - madison, WI

“Julie my sympathy to you and Gary's entire circle of friends and family. May God bless and hold you close to Him and guide you to comfort and peace. ”
17 of 27 | Posted by: Diana Leighton - DeForest, WI

“I remember all the Christmas celebrations at our grandparents-Aggie and Hank Beyler. What wonderful excitement and chaos! As we all got older...Read More »
18 of 27 | Posted by: Laura Richardson Roberts - Verona, WI

“What an awesome guy! Sorry! ”
19 of 27 | Posted by: Tim Kinney - Madison, WI

“Rest in peace Geary! You were a hero to many! ”
20 of 27 | Posted by: Liz Wolfgram Morgan - Knoxville, TN

“My condolences Julie and family. Sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
21 of 27 | Posted by: Diego Puente - San Jose, CA

“I'm so sorry to hear of Geary's passing. I did however, literally laugh out loud at the command center which I remember fondly, amongst so many...Read More »
22 of 27 | Posted by: John Budd - Frisco, TX - Friend

“I started out as one of your bartenders but I would like to think we became friends ! Your signed Ron Dayne Giants helmet is a gift I willForever...Read More »
23 of 27 | Posted by: Carmelo Rosado - Beaver dam, WI

“Do sorry! You were a great guy and proud to know you! RIP ”
24 of 27 | Posted by: Michelle Hoppe - Friend

“Meeting and getting to know you buddy wasn't a coincidence,it was meant to happen. I'm glad we met and the impression that you made on me and the...Read More »
25 of 27 | Posted by: Lucious Griffin - Madison, WI

“Rest in peace Geary. You will be missed by all. ”
26 of 27 | Posted by: Nancy Beyler - Poynette, WI

“Our deepest condolences sent to you...Miss Julie,Miss Nicole and Mr Nathan and family. Praying our Lord's perfect peace during thee days ahead &...Read More »
27 of 27 | Posted by: Nancy Cohrs - Donna, TX


God needed some laughter in heaven, so he called up the very best.
Geary F. Beyler passed away on January 7, 2020, surrounded by family. Born to Ronald (Puck) and Rita on August 16, 1963 he was the eighth of eleven Beyler's. Geary graduated from Edgewood High School in 1982, which is where his incredible competitive spirit and his love for football started. As a running back, he went on to break Edgewood school, and Madison city rushing records. Although being hit by a car his senior year cut him short of playing big 10 college ball, he battled back, going onto play semi pro football, while attending college part-time. Through mutual friends he met Julie Gay, and they were married on July 17, 1993. Geary went back to school later in life, graduating with an IT degree from MATC in 1997. After graduation, he was hired by the then, Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation. He often said he could not have landed a better company for him, going onto be a successful project leader there. He retired early in 2017, due to his health, but felt blessed for all the friendships he took with him. Despite great success in his career, his greatest accomplishment was still being called "Dad." After having kids, many realized he saved all the patience to raise Nicole and Nathan. He loved them unconditionally, and was their rock. He worked hard to raise honest, smart, good kids, as they simply were his most treasured gift in life. Outside of his family and friends, Geary loved football, a good piece of "animal flesh," pizza, teaching his kids anything, a car with a Hemi, the Green Bay Packers, tinkering with buying parts on EBay to restore his 1982 red Trans Am, the number 44, and more football.
Unlike many, he did not enjoy traveling, unless it was to watch the Packers play. Geary had everything he needed right at home, and was never happier than sitting in a lawn chair on the patio watching a good storm, or hanging out in his " command center," whether watching a Packer game, or listening to the Beatles, Elvis songs, or Coast to Coast. Geary was intelligent, a seasoned story teller, had charisma like no other, and the ability to make others laugh without even trying. He had a larger than life personality, a kind and loving heart, was generous, and with his smile, beautiful brown eyes, and quick wit, he would light up any room. For the latter years of his life he endured countless medical issues, ending with an aggressive lymphoma in his lung. In sharing his final diagnosis with his son in college, he said these words that he shared many times with his children when playing sports. " If there's time on the clock you're in the game, so you play hard until the clock shows zero." He then said " I'm alive, so I'm in the game." Just like in football, where he was hard to tackle, countless serious medical issues also had a tough time bringing him down, and there were three reasons he outlived many doctors diagnoses: the first was he had Beyler DNA, the other two: their names are Nicole and Nathan. He is survived by his wife of twenty six years Julie, two beautiful children: Nicole Ann ( known to him as Snugglepuss) and Nathan Michael( known to him as Possum-face) his siblings: Marilyn (Jim) Jafferis, Eric (Patty) Beyler, Alexe (Pam) Beyler, Matt (Connie) Beyler, Tracy (Michael) Seyfert, Mark Beyler, Val Beyler, Jenny (Christian Hauselmann) Beyler, Curt (Michelle) Beyler, sister in laws Jackie McCarity Beyler and Nancy Beyler, Julie's family, and many beloved nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Ronald (Puck) Beyler, and Rita Kellogg-Beyler, and his brother Zane Beyler. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, January 13, 2020 at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Catholic Church, 229 Columbus Street in Sun Prairie. Father Grant Theis will preside. A visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. at Tuschen-Newcomer Funeral Home, 302 Columbus St. in Sun Prairie. A private interment will be held at a later date. Immediately following the church service, please join us for a grazing table at Pooleys to include many of Geary's favorites to laugh, share fond memories, and celebrate how incredible he was. Geary's wife and children would like to thank their families, friends, and neighbors for their endless prayers, support, delicious food, lawn care, house cleaning service, and Julie's employer and coworkers with Dane County Clerk of Courts for the flexibility to leave when needed, and finally allow her to help care for Geary in his final weeks. You were all our blessings during this journey. The family would also like to thank UW Hospital and Clinics for their exceptional care, especially some who were set apart from others: Mary Herman, and the rest of the staff at UW Hospital Radiology Dept, Julie Havens with Dean, UW Agrace Palliative and Hospice Care, and the UW hospital valet staff who were exceptionally kind and helpful, and always parked his Hemi with a smile. Many people during this journey and since his passing have asked over and over how they can help, what can they do. Outside of prayers, medical expertise, and Geary's incredible tenacity, he stayed alive on many blood transfusions from selfless people. So in Geary's memory, please give blood, and also at the same time consider being an organ donor, knowing with both, you are giving a gift that keeps giving. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the the family that will be used at a later date to establish a scholarship in his name (highly likely something related to football) GB44 you will stay forever in our hearts. Although our grief over losing you is infinite, there is no question that the angels in heaven are busting a gut with laughter.

Tuschen-Newcomer Funeral

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