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.