Thomas H. Beese Sr., 71, of Norwalk, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2007, in 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 1990s 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; his son, Tom Beese Jr. of Norwalk; sisters, Lucille (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; brothers, Leon Beese, William Schoewe and Gabriel Martens.
Friends may from 11 a.m. Monday until services at 1 p.m. in Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk. Pastor Charles Mead of New London Church of Christ will officiate. Burial will follow at Milan Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to one's favorite charity.
Condolences may be sent to norwalkfuneral.com.