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Thomas H. Beese, Sr.

• Oct 29, 2015 at 11:36 AM

June 29, 1936 - Aug. 23, 2007

NORWALK - Thomas H. Beese, Sr., 71, of Norwalk, died Thursday at Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk after an extended illness.

He was born June 29, 1936 in Sandusky.

In his early years, he was a driver for Singler Bus & Cab Company in Sandusky. He then became a custodian at the Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky. He retired in the early 1990's as a custodian and driver for S.S. Industries Erie County Board of MRDD. He was a member of the New London Church of Christ. He enjoyed gardening, the outdoors and raising livestock.

He is survived by his wife, Marian L. Beese of Norwalk; a son, Tom Beese, Jr. of Norwalk; sisters and brother-in-law, Lucille and Kenneth Lippert of Sandusky and Linda Beese of Collins; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Amelia (Hartlaub) Martens and Harry Beese; sisters, Selma Meyers and Mae Nutzki; and brothers, Leon Beese, William Schoewe and Gabriel Martens.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main St., Norwalk, where a service will be held at 1 p.m. The Rev. Charles Mead of New London Church of Christ, will officiate. Burial will follow in the Milan Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be sent to one's favorite charity.