Beryl D. Bedel, 86, passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 6:36 am at his home.
Beryl was born September 13, 1929 in Gibson City the son of Kenneth and Bernice (Sturm) Bedel. He married Kathleen Lovelace on July 30, 1950 in Peoria and together they shared over 37 years of marriage until her death on January 28, 1988. Beryl married Joan A. Coup on February 19, 1989 in Marion, together they shared over 25th years of marriage until her death on June 16, 2014.
He was a United States Marine in Korea, proudly serving his country. Beryl worked for Illinois Bell in Springfield for 38 years before retiring to Marion. He was an avid woodworker and especially enjoyed working in his yard with Joan. He loved the time he was able to spend with his kids and grandkids sharing with them his knowledge in working on various types of equipment.
Survivors include his;Children;
Brenda Sue Ocampo and husband Orlando of Syracuse, New York
Kendall Ray Bedel and wife Tina of St. Louis, Missouri
Kerry Bedel and wife Liz of Portland, Oregon
William “Bill” Rose and wife Debi of Chatam
Jamie Lee Rose and wife Angie of Springfield
Six Great Grandchildren
Preceded by his Parents, Step-Father – Fay Cooper, First Wife – Kathleen Bedel, wife – Joan Bedel, Sister – Doris Dueker and Infant Brother – Earl Dean Bedel.
It accordance with Beryl’s wishes he will be cremated. Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with arrangements.