LeRoy C. Beshaler, 81, of Callaway, died March 12, 2011, at the Callaway District Hospital.
LeRoy was the beloved son of Charles and Della (Hickenbottom) Beshaler. LeRoy graduated from Callaway High School in 1948, and worked with his father on the Beshaler farm. He enlisted into the United States Army in 1951, and was honorably discharged in 1953. He was in the 3rd platoon Company “D” 634th Armored Infantry Division.
Following his time in the Army LeRoy moved back to Callaway and worked with his father on the farm.
LeRoy was united in marriage to Lucille Woodward February 2, 1955, in Kearney. One daughter, Beverly, was born to this union. The family settled on the farm and LeRoy would run the family farm.
LeRoy absolutely loved baseball. He was a very good baseball player in is younger years and enjoyed watching the Atlanta Braves. LeRoy coached a Callaway girls softball team to a championship and enjoyed working with the girls and was very proud of them. He was also an avid Nebraska Cornhusker football fan.
When LeRoy was not working on the farm he enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and playing cards.
He was a member of the American Legion, Seven Valley’s Rodeo Association, Callaway Golf Club and Callaway United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Lucille Beshaler of Callaway; one daughter, Beverly Beshaler of Fairbanks, Alaska, numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, friends and neighbors.
LeRoy was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services were March 16, 2011, at the Callaway United Methodist Church with Pastor Roger Gillming, officiating. Burial with Military Honors was in Rose Hill Cemetery in Callaway. Memorials are suggested to the Callaway Rescue Unit or the Callaway Senior Center.
Please send online condolences to the family through the funeral home website: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com. Timm-Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Callaway, Nebraska is in charge of arrangements.