Gerald C. Beemer
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Gerald C. Beemer, 75, of Lafayette, passed away at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, 2013 in his residence with his family. He was born on January 16, 1938 to the late Wilbur C. and Maude A. (Baker) Beemer in Richmond, IN. On June 15, 1958 he married his wife of 44 years, Shirley L. Olinger, in Lancaster, PA and she passed away on May 27, 2002.
Gerald served honorably in the United States Marine Corps from 1955 to 1959, and the United States Army from 1959 to 1962. He worked as a welder for Lafayette Wire for over 30 years before retiring in 1999. He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and greatly enjoyed watching soccer and rugby.
He is survived by his children Anthony A. Beemer of Lafayette, Linda J. Kendall (Michael) of Noblesville, and Veronica A. Tremmel (James) of Oxford; two sisters, Wilma Brooks of Texas and Sue of Virginia; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Gary and John Beemer, and one sister, Velma.
A graveside funeral service will be held 1:30 p.m. on Monday, April 29, 2013 at Rest Haven Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the
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Lafayette, IN 47904
Published in the Journal & Courier from Apr. 26 to Apr. 27, 2013