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 John H. Beales

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John H. Beales

Birth
Fort Calhoun, Washington County, Nebraska, USA
Death
11 Jan 2011 (aged 88)
Waukegan, Lake County, Illinois, USA
Burial
Fort Calhoun, Washington County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID
87372838 View Source

Printed in the Washington County Pilot-Tribune on 1/18/2011

John H. Beales Jr., 88
Fort Calhoun native and former Omaha resident John H. Beales Jr., 88, of Waukegan, Ill., died Jan. 11, 2011, in Waukegan.

Services were Sunday, Jan. 16, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waukegan. A memorial will be held at 1 p.m. May 7, at the Fort Calhoun Presbyterian Church.

John H. Beales Jr. was born May 3, 1922, in Fort Calhoun.

He served with the 11th Armored Division from Nov. 15, 1942, to Feb. 10, 1946, helping to liberate Mauthausen Concentration Camp in Austria on May 5, 1945.

He resisted the segregation of Trinity Lutheran Church in Jackson, Miss., and was a founding member of Resurrection Lutheran Church in Jackson.

He was the beloved "Uncle Johnny" of many in Fort Calhoun and the Nebraska panhandle and is remembered as a "harmonica virtuoso extraordinaire."

He is survived by his children, Howard and Char Beales, Mitchell Beales and Sandy Kubillus, Marcia Beales and Pete Martin and Janet and Lou Borden; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Louise (Heipmann) Beales of Deshler.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Chicago Botanic Garden: (847) 835-8333.

~~~Obituary courtesy of the Nebraska Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Public Library, Blair, Nebraska~~~
Contributor: MrsB (47910340) • [email protected]

Printed in the Washington County Pilot-Tribune on 1/18/2011

John H. Beales Jr., 88
Fort Calhoun native and former Omaha resident John H. Beales Jr., 88, of Waukegan, Ill., died Jan. 11, 2011, in Waukegan.

Services were Sunday, Jan. 16, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waukegan. A memorial will be held at 1 p.m. May 7, at the Fort Calhoun Presbyterian Church.

John H. Beales Jr. was born May 3, 1922, in Fort Calhoun.

He served with the 11th Armored Division from Nov. 15, 1942, to Feb. 10, 1946, helping to liberate Mauthausen Concentration Camp in Austria on May 5, 1945.

He resisted the segregation of Trinity Lutheran Church in Jackson, Miss., and was a founding member of Resurrection Lutheran Church in Jackson.

He was the beloved "Uncle Johnny" of many in Fort Calhoun and the Nebraska panhandle and is remembered as a "harmonica virtuoso extraordinaire."

He is survived by his children, Howard and Char Beales, Mitchell Beales and Sandy Kubillus, Marcia Beales and Pete Martin and Janet and Lou Borden; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Louise (Heipmann) Beales of Deshler.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Chicago Botanic Garden: (847) 835-8333.

~~~Obituary courtesy of the Nebraska Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Public Library, Blair, Nebraska~~~
Contributor: MrsB (47910340) • [email protected]


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  • Created by: Karen Jackson
  • Added: 25 Mar 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 87372838
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/87372838/john-h-beales: accessed ), memorial page for John H. Beales (5 May 1922–11 Jan 2011), Find a Grave Memorial ID 87372838, citing Fort Calhoun Cemetery, Fort Calhoun, Washington County, Nebraska, USA; Maintained by Karen Jackson (contributor 47150803) .