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Johannes "Hans" Beichert

1954 ~ 2012
Johannes "Hans" Beichert, age 84, passed away on November 8, 2012. He was born July 1, 1928, in Breslau, Germany to Georg and Ida Beichert. He emigrated from Germany in 1954 and married Renate Opolony on August 16, 1957. They had 3 children (Bernie, Carolyn and Andy) whom he loved dearly. Hans was a master brick mason for 45 years and worked on projects ranging from the stone lodges at Deer Valley ski resort in Park City to the Mormon Temple in San Diego. He built his own home and a cabin at Bear Lake where he loved to spend his summer weekends with friends and family. He is survived by his wife, his three children, grandchildren (Gabrielle, Amanda and Ferrell) and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Heidel.
A Funeral Mass will be held Friday, November 16, 1:00pm at St. Vincent Catholic Church, 1375 Spring Lane, Salt Lake City. A viewing will be held one hour prior to Mass and the Interment Dedication will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Afterwards, everyone is invited to a celebration of his life at the Beichert residence where food and drink will be served. With his unique humor and strong work ethic, Hans made an impression on many people he met. Things we'll remember include his kidding around, joyful singing, accordion and organ playing, and of course, him asking, "Why aren't you done with that yet?" We love and miss you dad and thank you for the quality upbringing you gave us! Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.evans-earlymortuary.com.


Published in Salt Lake Tribune on Nov. 13, 2012
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