Submitted by: Dan Rich
Charles A. Beehler Jr.
The Elkhart Truth 11/26/2004
WAKARUSA -- Charles A. Beehler Jr., 86, of Osborne Road, died at 2:40 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 23, 2004) in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in South Bend. He was born April 21, 1918, in Wakarusa to Elsie (Schalliol) and Charles A. Beehler Sr.
He married Virginia Battles on Sept. 28, 1940. She survives, along with two sons, Jim (Genie) Beehler of South Bend and Alan (Sherry) Beehler of Wakarusa; a daughter, Pat (Paul) Hubbard of Wakarusa; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Charlotte Roeder.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret-Lienhart Funeral Home, 311 S. Main St., Goshen, and one hour prior to Saturday's 11 a.m. services at Zion United Church of Christ, Wakarusa. The Rev. Dale Speckman will officiate. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.
Mr. Beehler, a 1936 graduate of Madison High School, was a farmer for more than 50 years. He also worked at the former Wyatt Trading Co.
He was a member of Zion United Church of Christ, where he was a past board president. He was a former coach of the national champion dairy judging team and was a member of the Madison Township Lions Club, where he was a past treasurer and very active in the eyeglasses recycling program. Memorials may be given to the church or the Madison Township Lions Club.