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BESCHER, Frank William 1940-2005

BESCHER, LAHRMAN, LOEHNDORF, MEHLIN, WELLS, CHRISTIANSEN, PEREZ, HERSLEFF, MCCARY, WALLIS

Posted By: S. Bell
Date: 4/1/2014 at 00:34:26

[Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Tuesday, October 4, 2005]

WATERLOO - Frank William Bescher, 65, of Clear Lake, formerly of Waterloo, died Sunday, Oct. 2, 2005, at Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City, of cancer.

He was born April 16, 1940, in Dubuque, son of Frank and Mary Lahrman Bescher. He married Jill Loehndorf, and they were later divorced. He married Susan Wells Mehlin in Waterloo on July 21, 1979.

Mr. Bescher graduated from Dubuque Senior High School in 1958, and from Humboldt Institute in Minneapolis. He worked for Briggs Trucking firm as terminal manager in Chicago, Des Moines and Waterloo. He then worked for Waterloo Industries as director of materials, retiring in 2002. Following retirement he worked as a consultant for Ditzfeld Transfer, Sedalia, Mo. He was past chairman of Waterloo Metropolitan Bus Board of Directors for many years; First United Methodist Church Trustees; and of Bell Harbor Home Owners Association, Clear Lake.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Dane (Janet) of Mechanicsville; two daughters, Ruth (Jerry) Christiansen of LeMars and Wendy (Michael) Perez of San Fernando, Calif.; three stepdaughters, Elin (Perry) Hersleff of Forest City, Sara (Kevin) McCary of Wayzata, Minn., and Emily Mehlin of Sioux City; and seven grandchildren.

Preceded in death by a sister, Joan Wallis; and an infant grandson.

Memorial services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Clear Lake United Methodist Church. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today and for an hour before services Wednesday, all at the church. He donated his body to the University of Iowa Anatomical Donor Program. Inurnment will be in Clear Lake Cemetery at a later date. Ward Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be directed to the church, KUNI Radio or Iowa Public Television.


 

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