William Beghtel
Mary Ellen Fisher
George H. Beghtel


Family Links

1. Colleen J. Schmidt
2. Frances "Fanny" Steup-Edmiston

George H. Beghtel 1

  • Born: 13 Jul 1923, Huntington County, Indiana, USA
  • Marriage (1): Colleen J. Schmidt on 1 Sep 1946 in Roanoke, Huntington County, IN
  • Marriage (2): Frances "Fanny" Steup-Edmiston on 12 Apr 2003 in Roanoke, Huntington County, IN
  • Died: 1 Mar 2008, Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, USA at age 84
  • Buried: Glenwood Cemetery, Roanoke, Huntington Co, IN

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George H. Beghtel

George H. Beghtel, 84, of Roanoke, died at 9 a.m. Saturday (March 1, 2008) at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Mr. Beghtel retired from W & W Gravel after 41 years of service. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Christ's United Methodist Church in Roanoke and American Legion Post 160 in Roanoke, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689 in Huntington, and the 10th Mountain Division Association.

Mr. Beghtel was born July 13, 1923, in Huntington, to William and Mary Ellen Fisher Beghtel. He married Colleen J. Schmidt Sept. 1, 1946, in Roanoke; she died Sept. 25, 2001. He married Frances "Fanny" Steup Edmiston April 12, 2003, in Roanoke; she survives.

Also surviving are two brothers, Walter Beghtel of Huntington and Donald Beghtel of Michigan and Florida; a sister, Fern Roof of Florida; three stepdaughters, Sandy Hilgendorff of Quebec, Canada, Tina Hermes of Roanoke, and Gina Messal of Fort Wayne; a stepson, John Edmiston of Clayton, Ohio; and 11 step-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Carl Beghtel.

Calling will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Roanoke Memorial Chapel of Deal-Rice Funeral Homes. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Christ's United Methodist Church, 148 W. Third St., Roanoke, with Pastor Brian Jones officiating. Burial will be at the Glenwood Cemetery with members of Roanoke American Legion Post performing military rites.

Preferred memorials are to Christ's United Methodist Church or to the American Cancer Society in care of the Roanoke Memorial Chapel, 240 Crestwood Dr., Roanoke, IN 46783. 1


George married Colleen J. Schmidt, daughter of Harry Schmidt and Ruth, on 1 Sep 1946 in Roanoke, Huntington County, IN. (Colleen J. Schmidt was born about 1928 in Hartford City, Blackford County, Indiana, USA,2 died on 25 Nov 2001 and was buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Roanoke, Huntington Co, IN.)


George next married Frances "Fanny" Steup-Edmiston on 12 Apr 2003 in Roanoke, Huntington County, IN.



1 The Herald Press (http://www.h-ponline.com/articles/2008/03/05/obituaries/003beghtel_0302.txt).

2 Miscellaneous Wells County, Indiana Obituaries - 2001.

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