Obituary of Melvin Donald Beyett
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Beyett, Melvin D. “Mel”
Mel, surrounded by his family, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, December 8, 2020 after a courageous battle with COVID at the age of 77. He was born in Bay City Michigan August 14, 1943 to the late Joseph L. and Cecelia M. (Drzeweicki) Beyett. He married the former Cheryl Tacey on November 28, 1964 and she survives him. He was a hardworking, dedicated, loving and supportive, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. Mel and his wife Cheryl have been the proud owners of Alert Lanes and Mel’s Diner since 1975. Mel spent a large portion of his life doing what he loved to do, and was currently in his 60th season in the bowling industry. Although he had many achievements, he was especially proud of being inducted into the Bay City Bowling Hall of Fame in 2007. Mel loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren whom he loved very much. He and Cheryl enjoyed traveling and taking many car rides to “Lost in Michigan” places. He loved riding motorcycles and belonged to the Harley Owners Group and Gold Wing Club. Mel truly loved and lived for his family and friends, often saying that many of his customers were not only friends, but family as well. He has touched many lives and will be missed by many.
He is survived by Cheryl, his wife of 56 years; children, Jeffrey Beyett and Lisa (Dale) Hofmeister Jr.; grandchildren, Sydney and Blake Beyett, Kendyl and Braedyn Hofmeister; sister, Joan Yeomans; brother-in-law, Virgil (Virginia) Tacey Jr.; and special niece, Jennifer Guoan Levengood. He was predeceased by his brothers, Joseph Beyett Jr. and Robert Beyett.
Per Mel’s wishes, cremation has taken place, and Celebration of Life will be held from 4PM-8PM, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at Alert Lanes, 915 N. Pine Rd., Essexville, MI. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Memorial Contributions to the Wishes of the Family. Mel’s family would like to extend a special Thank You to the nurses and physicians for the care and compassion shared with Mel and his family during this difficult time. To sign online guestbook, visit www.hyattewald.com
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