|Birth: ||Jan. 1, 1923|
|Death: ||Jan. 31, 2005|
Truman Beckler, 82, of rural Mount Pleasant, Iowa, died Jan. 31, 2005. He was born Jan. 1, 1923, to Ira and Marian Boshart Beckler in Wood River, Neb.
He spent his formative years in Nebraska and Colorado. The family moved to Oregon when he was in the eighth grade. He lived in the Albany and Lebanon, Ore., areas for several years.
On Dec. 12, 1948, he married Edna Unternahrer in Wayland.
He farmed in Oregon for four years after his marriage and then returned to Wayland. He was a farmer and carpenter in the Wayland area for more than 40 years.
He was a member of Bethel Mennonite Church of rural Wayland, where he taught Sunday school and was a song leader. He loved singing and sang bass in the Bethel men's quartet for many years. He was a member of the Wayland Antique Tractor Club. He enjoyed raising sheep and fishing and loved woodworking.
Survivors include his wife, Edna; a son, Gerald of Webster, N.Y.; three daughters, Mary Stutzman of Buhl, Idaho, Jane Leichty of rural Mount Pleasant, and Elaine Stutzman of Filer, Idaho; two brothers, Delmar of Noble and Clifford of Mount Pleasant; two sisters, Naomi Roth of Albany, Ore., and Opal Hamilton of Sheridan, Ore.; and 10 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister and an infant brother.
Memorial services were held at Bethel Mennonite Church. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery.
Bethel Mennonite Church Cemetery
Created by: Tom Crago
Record added: Sep 18, 2007
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