Harold R. Beeson
1920 – 2010
Harold Richard Beeson, son of Ray & E. Mae (Schaffer) Beeson was born July 15, 1920 on the family farm near Clearwater, NE.
He was baptized and confirmed at Park Congre-gational Church west of Elgin, attended Park Center School K-10 and graduated from Elgin High School in 1938. He received his Teaching Degree from Wayne State College and taught rural school in Antelope County. Harold entered the United States Navy on June 2, 1942, served in World War II, and was honorably discharged on October 9, 1945.
On March 3, 1945, Harold was united in marriage to Marjorie M. J. Sprout at Elgin, NE.
The couple made their home southwest of Elgin, NE where Harold farmed with his father-in-law.
Harold was a member of Park Congregational Church, American Legion Post #229 and VFW Post #5816 of Elgin, NE.
Harold, 90, formerly of Elgin, NE passed away Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at Golden Living Center in Neligh, NE.
He is survived by his wife Marjorie of Neligh, NE; one daughter Rae Jeanne Peterson of Neligh, NE; three grandsons: Jeff Lewis of Lincoln, NE; James Lewis of Madison, NE; Jon Peterson of Neligh, NE; one brother-in-law: George F. Sprout and wife Vida of Elgin, NE; two nieces: Chris Redding and husband Jim of Elgin, NE; Eileen Bode of Elgin, NE; along with other relatives and friends.
Harold was preceded in death by his parents; one son: R. Bruce Beeson; parents-in-law: George M. and Jenny Sprout; one brother: Orville Beeson; one son-in-law Lee Peterson.
Funeral services were held 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 24, 2010 at Park Congregational Church, with Rev. Ray Avidano officiating.
Music was provided by Joanne Anderson and Pallbearers were Tom Reilly, Dick Von Bonn, Jerry Hestekind, Craig Sprout, Jim Redding, and George Busteed.
Burial followed in the Park Cemetery. Military rites were provided by American Legion Post#229 and VFW Post#5816 of Elgin.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.huffmanlevander.com.