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Obituary for Harry "Clyde" C. Beal


Harry Clyde Beal, 86, of Bangor, passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at Benedictine Manor, La Crosse. He was born in Sparta, Wis., on Oct. 29, 1932, to Harry and Irene Beal; youngest of three boys. Clyde was united in marriage to Delores M. Jandt on September 13, 1975. Clyde became an instant dad to Karen, Teri, and Kim. Clyde graduated from Bangor High School in 1950. Staff Sergeant Harry C. Beal served his county from 1953 until 1954 as a supply Quartermaster; stationed in Japan. Clyde and his grandson, Cyle, were able to go on the Freedom Honor Flight in 2013; he described it as a trip of a lifetime. Clyde was a 60 year member of Anderson-Good American Legion Post 40 of Bangor and the Bangor VFW Post 8278. He worked for Bangor Lumber Co., and Fort McCoy. Clyde’s greatest joy in life was his grandchildren and great-grandchildren; to whom he was lovingly called pops, grandpa, and jampa. He loved bragging about all of their accomplishments. Clyde enjoyed his sports teams, the Packers, Badgers, and Brewers; however, he most loved the Bangor Cardinals, West Salem Panthers, and the Logan Rangers because these were the teams the kids played for. He enjoyed happy hour with his friends, fishing, and golfing. Clyde was a wonderful husband, dad, grandfather, and friend. He will be deeply missed. Clyde is survived by his girls, Karen (Jerry) Leis of Rockland, Wis, Teri (Larry) Meyer of La Crescent, Minn., and Kim (Rob) Reedich of Rockland, Wis.; grandchildren, Chad (Brenda) Leis, Melissa (Bob) Gollnik, Chandra (Matt) Roark, Cyle (Trisha) Nickerson, Jenna (Jesse Giebel) Kastenschmidt, and Travis Reedich; great-grandchildren, Brenna, Maxwel, Wilson, Levi, Madison, and Brantley John; nephews, Bill, Richard, Tom, Paul, Steve, and Greg and niece, Sue, and their families; sisters-in-law, Loraine and Mina Beal; and many cherished friends. Clyde was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife, Delores; brothers, John and Dick; in-laws, Audrie and Joel Carpenter; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Dick and Joelene Laxton; and his precious great-grandsons, Ryan Nickerson and Nolan Leis. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, at St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church, Bangor. Rev. Roy Hefti will officiate. Burial will be held in Burns Cemetery with military honors to be rendered by the Anderson-Good American Legion Post 40 of Bangor, the Bangor VFW Post 8278, and the United States Army Funeral Honor Guard. A visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of service, Monday, at the church. Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Homes and Crematory, Bangor Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Rev. Roy Hefti for his many visits to Clyde and his family. Also they would like to thank the staff of the Mayo Clinic Health System Hospice Team of La Crosse; you were our angels here guiding us on Clyde’s journey, especially: Kelly, Terri, Mary, Liz, Christine, Drew, Dana, and Miss Gloria. Last but not least, the family would also like to thank the staff of Benedictine Manor in La Crosse.