Merlin “Bud” Joseph Biever, 80, of Brainerd, passed away Thursday, July 7, 2011 at his home. Bud was born August 3, 1930 in Woodstock, MN to Joseph and Ann (Johnson) Biever. He was married to Lois Fleischacker for 59 years.
Bud was a SGT in the US Marine Corps for 4 years during the Korean War. He was part of the Chosin Reservoir. He was a member of the Brainerd VFW.
He is survived by his wife, Lois; children, Linda (Robert) Baumgartner of Lakeshore, Susan (Duane) Price of Big Lake, Mike (Melissa) Biever of Coon Rapids, Brian Biever of Brainerd, Brenda (Mike Burbach) of Pine River; brother Lee Biever of Annandale; 8 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren.
Bud was preceded in death by his parents; son Joseph; Brother Alvin “Sonny”; Sister JoAnn; and grandsons Robbie and Troy Michael.
Services for will be Tuesday, July 12, 2011, 11:00 a.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church. Visitation will be Monday, July 11; 2011 at Halvorson-Johnson Funeral Home from 4-7 p.m and 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls, MN.
Family being served by: Halvorson-Johnson Funeral & Cremation Care Brainerd, (218) 829-3581 www.halvorson-johnson.com