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Donald E Beseau

Male 1928 - 2004  (76 years)

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  • Name Donald E Beseau 
    Born 15 Mar 1928  St. Marys, Pottawatomie County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Jun 2004  St. Marys, Pottawatomie County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 9 Jun 2004  Valley View Cemetery, St. Marys, Pottawatomie County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1231  Rossville
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2017 

    Father Harry Wilfred Beseau 
    Mother Mary Francis Smith Beseau 
    Family ID F314  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Betty J Beverlin Beseau 
    Married 7 Sep 1952  Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Jim Beseau,   d. 8 Nov 1996
     2. Sandra Beseau Wright
     3. Debbie Beseau Votaw
    Anniversary- Beseau, Don and Betty
    Anniversary- Beseau, Don and Betty
    Beseaus To Celebrate Golden Anniversary
    Betty and Don Beseau, St. Marys, will celebrate their 5O'h wedding anniversary as guests of honor at an open house reception Saturday, September 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Hammond Hall. Hosting the occasion will be their daughters and their spouses — Sandy and Joe Wright, Houston, TX, and Debbie and Mark Votaw, Topeka. A son, Jim Beseau, is deceased.

    The couple has seven grandchildren — Shane and Dustin Adams, Bethel Springs, TN; Shanna Wright, Houston, TX; Chris and Tony Votaw, Topeka; and Lyndsay and Sydnay Beseau, Ormond Beach, FL. The Beseaus have three great-grandchildren — Seth Alaminsky, Pacen Adams, and Skylar Beseau. One great-granddaughter, Makayla Adams, died in infancy.

    Mrs. Beseau has been employed at the St. Marys Manor for the past 23 years. She is presently serving as a part-time activity aide. Mr. Beseau served as Chief of Police of St. Marys for 18 years, and has worked in hardware stores the past 20 years until his retirement this past year. He served in the USAF in Alaska during the Korean conflict, and served a year in Vietnam after having been called to active duty with the Army in 1968. He is retired from the Army Reserve after 27 years of active and reserve military service.

    The couple requests no gifts, please.
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2017 12:17:29 
    Family ID F653  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 9 Jun 2004 - Valley View Cemetery, St. Marys, Pottawatomie County, Kansas Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Obituary- Beseau, Donald
    Obituary- Beseau, Donald
    Donald E. Beseau
    ST. MARYS ---Donald E. “Don” Beseau, 76, St. Marys, died Saturday, June 5, 2004, at his home.
    He was born March 15, 1928, in St. Marys, the sons of Harry Wilfred and Mary Frances Smith Beseau. He had lived his entire life in the St. Marys community. He graduated from St. Marys High School.
    He served in the Air Force Reserves and the Kansas Army National Guard. He was called to active duty in 1968. In 1969, he went to Vietnam and served in the American Division 69th Brigade. He retired as chief warrant officer 4. He had worked for Blue Ribbon Cleaners in St. Marys for several years. He served as chief of police in St. Marys for many years and was a member of the M Squad. He worked for Raine Lumber and Hardware in Maple Hill for many years and later for Wehner Hardware in Rossville until he retired.
    He was a member of St. Marys United Methodist Church. He was a past member of Pottawatomie Masonic Lodge in St. Marys. He was a member of Aubert-Walls Post No. 7796 at St. Marys and a member of the Retired Army Officers Association.
    He married Betty J. Beverlin on Sept. 7, 1952, in Topeka.
    He was preceded in death by a son, Jim Beseau, on Nov. 8, 1996; a great-granddaughter, McKayla; sisters, Twylah Lytle and Betty Raine; and a brother, Henry “Whistle” Beseau.
    Survivors include his wife, Betty Beseau, of the home; two daughters, Sandra Wright, Houston, and Debbie Votaw, Topeka; a daughter-in-law, Susan Beseau, Daytona, Fla.; a sister, Janice Fryberger, St. Marys; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
    Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Marys United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery at St. Marys, where a funeral detail from Fort Riley will conduct military honors. He will lie in state after 2 p.m. Tuesday at Piper-Verschelden Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 6:30 until 8 p.m.
    Memorial contributions may be made to St. Marys United Methodist Church or to Midland Hospice and sent in care of the funeral home.