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Charles Arthur Beedon

Charles Arthur Beedon, aged 90 of Wyoming, passed away on Saturday, August 3, 2019.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Lorraine.  He is survived by his children: Charla (Merril) Brydon, Roger Beedon, Edith (Dan Steagald) Beedon, Doug (Sandi) Beedon, Brian (Susan) Beedon; 21 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.  Charlie was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean War, having received 3 purple hearts and a bronze star.  He was also a member of the AMVETS Post 126, DAV Chapter 2, Korean War Veterans and the Military Order of the Purple Heart.  For many years, Charlie acted as the Parade Coordinator for the United Veterans Council for the Memorial Day and Veterans Day parades in Grand Rapids.  He also loved bingo, visiting casinos, and volunteering at the GR Home for Veterans.  He worked over 35 years at Franklin Press and then retired after 19 years from Meijer.  Funeral services for Charles will be held 12 noon Saturday at New Community Church, 2340 Dean Lake Rd NE, Grand Rapids, with Pastor Lew VanderMeer officiating, and a luncheon to follow. Interment Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.  Relatives and friends may meet the family on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. (with a White Clover Service) at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home, 4031 Clyde Park SW, Wyoming, and also one hour prior to the service at the church.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Great Lakes Burn Camp or Paws with a Cause.

  1. Brian and family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful guy and I always looked forward to seeing him in the store. He was always so friendly and caring. He will be greatly missed. You guys are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. But he is pain free and for that I am grateful to God!! May he rest in the loving arms of Jesus!!
    Kelly

    - Kelly M Brown
  2. So very sorry to hear of his passing. Thinking of you all in this sad time.

    - Jack and Betty(Rowell)Wydeck
  3. Charla, I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for God’s comfort for you during this time.

    - Pamela Boone Slagter
  4. Sorry for your loss. He was such a good friend to me over the years. My favorite memory is when we went to see my daughter graduate from college. He was a good guy and he will be missed.

    - Michael Nielsen
  5. So sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Glad you were all able to celebrate his 90th birthday with him.

    - Pauline Stepanek
  6. So sorry for your loss,Will keep the family in my thoughts and prayers.

    - Barbara Barbier

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