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MOUNT GILEAD - Herbert A. Beireis, 75, State Route 19, died Saturday Saturday evening at Woodside Village Care Center following a three-year illness.
   Born Nov. 2, 1916, in Greenville, he was the son of Charles and Anna (Armbruster) Beireis. Originally from the Dayton area, he had been a resident of Mount Gilead since 1978.
   A World War II U.S. Army veteran, he served in the 508th Parachute Infantry, participating in the campaigns of Normandy, Rhineland, Ardennes, Central Europe, and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.
   He worked 30 years at Delco Moraine GM Plant in Dayton as a job setter, retiring in 1975. While in Dayton, he was the Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 369 of Miami Council for 25 years and then served as assistant scoutmaster of Gabon Boy Scout Troop 304 of the Johnny Appleseed Council.
   He was a life member and past commander of VFW Post 8211 West Miltea;  He had also been a driver for Morrow County Meals on Wheels and was a member of Living Faith Worship Center, Edison.
   He is survived by his wife, Laura (Neeley) Beireis, whom he married June 29, 1946; two sons, Clarence W. Beireis, Milan, Mich., and the Rev. Charles W. Beireis, Mansfield; five daughters, Ann Doss, Mount Gilead, Edna Jean Eastridge, New Lebanon, Joyce Lease, Greenville, Betty Fae Kritzer, Dayton, Belinda Beireis, Columbus; four brothers, brothers, Karl and Kenny Beireis, Greenville, the Rev. Clarence Beireis, Columbus, and John Beireis, Gettysburg; two sisters, Luanne Bard, Milford Center, and Florence Sharp, Dayton; 30 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Synder Funeral Home, Mount Gilead, where funeral services will be held at 10:30 am. Wednesday, with his son, the Rev. Charles Beireis and Pastor Steven Canaday officiating. Burial and committal services will follow at 2:30 p.m. in the chapel of the Dayton National Cemetery, Dayton.
   Memorial contributions may be made to the Morrow County Unit of the American Cancer Society, 80 North Walnut Street, Mount Gilead, 43338.

[News-Journal, Mansfield, OH, Sun, Mar 8, 1992, Page 98]

(courtesy of K. Tucker)

Grave marker for Herbert A. Beireis in Plot: 25, 0, 930 of the Dayton National Cemetery, Dayton (Montgomery county), Ohio.

Herbert enlisted in the Army at Cincinnati, OH on 14 October 1942 and was trained as a medic.  He served as a Corporal with Company B during most of WWII.

Cpl Beireis' military awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Combat Medic Badge and the Purple heart.

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