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 Donald Beetem

Donald Beetem

Birth
Revillo, Grant County, South Dakota, USA
Death 23 Jul 2015 (aged 78)
Taylorville, Christian County, Illinois, USA
Burial Taylorville, Christian County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 149684762 · View Source
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Donald Victor Beetem, 78, of Taylorville formerly of Ortonville, MN and Fox Lake, IL, passed away at 3:14 a.m. on Thursday, July 23, 2015 in his home.

He was born on September 8, 1936 in Revillo, SD, the son of Thomas Francis and Hazel (Bruner) Beetem. He married Betty Lou Bernice Mauch on June 6, 1959 at Beardsley, MN. They recently celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary. In his early years, Donald drove a cab in Grand Rapid City, SD. He later moved his family to Illinois where he was employed as a painter at Great Lakes Naval Base for 23 years, retiring in 1997. He and Betty then moved to Ortonville, MN to be near his mother and care for her until her passing. Donald enjoyed his rose and flower gardens, as well as crafting wood projects for his family. He served as church trustee in Ingleside, IL and Ortonville, MN. He was a 1955 graduate of Revillo High School.

Survivors include: wife, Betty Beetem of Taylorville, IL; daughters, Dawn (Al) Clemente of Huntley, IL, Sue (Johnny) Wasion of Ocala, FL, Lola Beetem of Woodruff, WI and Tammie (Jerry) Criscione of Union, IL; sons, Ronald Beetem of Wonder Lake, IL and Donald (Dana) Beetem of Taylorville, IL; 18 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; sister, Lois Lundberg of Alexandria, MN; brother, Thomas Beetem of Rapid City, SD. Donald was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, Jack Beetem and Robert Beetem.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 27, 2015 at Evangelical Free Church in Taylorville with Pastor Donald Beetem and Pastor Jim Wolfe officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at the church.

Condolences to his family may be left at www.perfettifuneralhome.com
Shafer-Perfetti Funeral Home in Taylorville is in charge of arrangements.

Gravesite Details Obit from Breeze Courier

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  • Created by: DLLW
  • Added: 23 Jul 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 149684762
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Donald Beetem (8 Sep 1936–23 Jul 2015), Find A Grave Memorial no. 149684762, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville, Christian County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by DLLW (contributor 46974929) .