WILLIE HERMAN BEAN THAYER, IN
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Willie Herman Bean, age 74, of Thayer, IN, passed away on Wednesday, April 2, 2008. He is survived by his wife Evelyn of 51 years; daughters Martha (Ray) Sonnenberg of Valparaiso, IN and Pam (Jeff) Forsberg of Demotte, IN; sons John Bean of Demotte, IN and Bill (Michelle) Bean of Bourbonnais, IL; 11 grandchildren Mellissa (Joseph) Sonnenberg –Chavez; Randy Sonnenberg; Melanie Sonnenberg; Jim Bean, Nicole Bean and Billy, Devin, Julia and Wyatt Bean, Shane (Erica) Forsberg and Sasha (Daren) Brattain; nine great-grandchildren Mallarie, Maliyah, J.J., Marley, Codi and Damien, Victoria, Sebastian, Alex and Sam; 2 sisters Eva Breedlove and Sharon (Larry) Anderson both of Kentucky and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, father Willie and mother Gladys; step-mother Jessie Bean and granddaughter Amanda A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, April 6, 2008 at 4:00 PM at Geisen Funeral, Cremation & Reception Centre, Crown Point. A Memorial Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 6, 2008 at the Geisen Funeral, Cremation & Reception Centre (NOTE: NEW ADDRESS) at 606 E. 113th Ave. Crown Point (2 Blocks East of Broadway) on Sunday, April 6, 2008 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. Mr. Bean was an Army Veteran, a member of the American Legion in Wheatfield, IN, a former member of the Moose Lodge and worked in construction concrete for many years. Willie was an avid White Sox fan and hunter. His passions included crossword puzzles, pinochle, country music, playing guitar in his band and most importantly spending time with his family. To share a memory or send a condolence please visit the guest book section on the obituary page at www.GeisenFuneralHome.com For information call 219-996-2821.
Published in The Times from Apr. 4 to Apr. 5, 2008