Robert E. Beeman
Robert E. Beeman, 88, of Midland, died Friday, April 7, 2017 at Stratford Pines. He was born Sept. 25, 1928 in Midland, son of the late William and Eva (Sargent) Beeman. On May 15, 1948 he married Joan A. Degeer; she preceded him in death Jan. 22, 2011. Robert worked and retired from the Dow Corning Corp. Bob was a member of Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church. His hobbies included golf, fishing and hunting. Robert was a loving father, grandfather, uncle, great-grandfather and brother. Robert is survived by his children, Michael (Kathy) Beeman of Grand Rapids, Robert (Gloria) Beeman of Grand Blanc, Connie Neal of Apache Junction, Ariz., Tina (Tim) Codling of Sanford and Sue Lewis of Sanford. He is also survived by his 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and brothers, Bill Beeman and Jack Beeman. In addition to his wife and parents, Robert was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Tera Beeman; son-in-law, Tom Neal; and by siblings, Hartley Beeman and Marion Kalahar. A memorial service for Robert will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church, 907 Mattes Dr. in Midland at the corner of Washington and Wheeler. Robert's family will receive friends at the church on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of services. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church or Make-A-Wish Foundation for Cystic Fibrosis. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Directors.
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