Merrill Condon Beecher
Maxine Elizabeth Fetrow
Daniel Spiess Jr.
Dorothy Olive Marsh
Merrill Frederick Beecher
Patricia Ann Spiess
Bruce Alan Beecher


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1. Katherine Joan Loyd

Bruce Alan Beecher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

  • Born: 29 Jan 1956, Valparaiso, Porter, IN 1 3 9
  • Marriage (1): Katherine Joan Loyd on 14 Oct 1978 in La Crosse, LaPorte, IN 1 2
  • Died: 16 Jun 2013, Wanatah, LaPorte, IN at age 57 1
  • Buried: Wanatah: Faith Methodist Cemetery, LaPorte, IN 1

   FamilySearch ID: L6BQ-YWQ.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Newspaper: Vidette-Messenger: Loyd-Beecher Engagement, 23 Jan 1978, Valparaiso, Porter, IN. 4 Loyd-Beecher (photo of Katherine Joan Loyd)
A fall wedding is being planned by Katherine Joan Loyd to Bruce Alan Beecher. The couple's engagement and forthcoming marriage is being announced by their parents Mr. and Mrs. McGhlome Loyd of Rt. 1, Wanatah, and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Beeccher of LaCrosse.
Both are 1974 graduates of LaCrosse High School.
The bride-elect is employed by Wickes Lumber Co., Wanatah. Her fiance is associated with Duane Bailey and Sons Trucking.

2. Occupation: truck driver on 14 Oct 1978 in La Crosse, La Crosse, WI, USA. 2

3. Newspaper: Vidette-Messenger: Loyd-Beecher Wedding, 20 Nov 1978, Valparaiso, Porter, IN. 5 Loyd-Beecher
Wearing a white slipper satin gown, Kathy Loyd, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. McGhlome Loyd of Wanatah, became the bride of Bruce Beecher, son of Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Beecher of La Crosse. The Rev. John Shortle conducted the evening ceremony Oct. 14 at LaCrosse United Methodist Church. The bride's ankle-length gown featured a four-tiered skirt gathered at the waistline, a square neckline and full-length sleeves. Maid of honor was the bride's sister Rhonda Campbell. Bridesmaids were the groom's sister Julie Beecher, the bride's cousin Donna Knapp and Andrea Huhnke. Best man was the groom's brother Terry Beecher. Groomsmen were Jeff Bailey, Bill Bailey, Doug Romine, Dave Bailey and Jim Kenyon. A reception followed the ceremony at the Wanatah American Legion Hall. The bride Is employed at Wickes Lumber in Wanatah. Her husband works for Duane Bailey Trucking Co. Following a honeymoon to Hawaii, the newlyweds are residing in Wanatah.

4. Newspaper: Pharos-Tribune: Beecher Family Meets for Reunion, 12 Aug 1981, Logansport, Cass, IN. 10 The Clinton E. and Grace H. Condon Beecher family reunion was held at Riverside Park recently.
Those attending from Logansport were: Mr. and Mrs. Jack Morris, Fred Klepinger and family and Maxine Johnson and Randy.
Others attending were: Carr Beecher, president; Dorthann Beecher, secretary, of Denver, and granddaughters of Butte, Mont.; Rich Robbins and family, Denver; Maxine Beecher, Indianapolis; Laverne Beecher and family, Elwood; Fred Beecher and family and Terry Beecher and family, LaCrosse.
Also, Bruce Beecher and family, Eugene Beecher and family and Everett Beecher and family, Wanatah; John Doll and family, Mary Doll and Jackie Culver and John Jr., Union Mills; Randy Pickering and family, Valparaiso; Jim Morris and family, Bryan, Ohio; Frank Brown and family, Mr. and Mrs. Larkin Beecher and Sherry and Shirley, Rochester; and Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Grable, Twelve Mile.

5. Residence: on 19 Jun 1982 in Wanatah, LaPorte, IN. 7

6. Newspaper: Pharos-Tribune: Beecher Reunion, 22 Sep 1994, Logansport, Cass, IN. 11 Those attending the Beecher reunion, held June 28, at the home of Fred and Jean Klepinger, 715 Davis Road, were: Maxine and Randy Johnson, Harriett and Jack Morris, Fred, Jean, Jim and Eric Klepinger, all of Logansport; Esther Beecher, Elaine Shafer, Ken, Connie, Jacob and Amy Phillips, all of Royal Center; George Beecher, Donna and Tammy Antonides, all of Warsaw; W. V. and Rosemarie Beecher, Vincennes; Carr and Ann Beecher, Jane and Rich Robbins, all of Denver; Merrill and Jean Grable, and Larkin and Norma Jean Beecher, all of Twelve Mile; LaVern Beecher, Indianapolis; Fred and Pat Beecher, Russ, Julia, Terra and Cathilyn Domermuth and Jenna Beecher, all of LaCrosse; Helen Hull, Edwardsburg, Mich.; Bruce, Kathy, Olivia and Alan Beecher, all of Wanatah; and Stanley Beecher, Fort Wayne.

7. Residence: on 22 Sep 1994 in Wanatah, LaPorte, IN. 11

8. Residence: on 10 May 2003 in Wanatah, LaPorte, IN. 6

9. Residence: on 18 Jul 2005 in Wanatah, LaPorte, IN. 8

10. Obituary: Times of NW Indiana: obituary of Bruce Alan Beecher on 19 Jun 2013 in Munster, Lake, IN. 1 BRUCE ALAN BEECHER WANATAH, IN Bruce Alan Beecher, 57, of Wanatah, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013 at home. He was born January 29, 1956 in Valparaiso to Fred and Patricia Beecher and graduated from LaCrosse High School in 1974. Bruce was a member of the Teamsters Local #705 and then a member and Steward of #142. He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church and Sons of the American Legion Post #403 both in Wanatah. His family and friends were always first in his heart. On October 14, 1978 he married Katherine who survives along with their children: Heather (Adam) Stark of Valparaiso, Alan Beecher of Clarksville, TN, and Olivia Beecher of Wanatah; his mother, Patricia Beecher of LaCrosse; brother, Terry (Donna) Beecher of LaCrosse; sister, Julia (Russell) Dommermuth of LaCrosse; one granddaughter, Jasmine Stark; and many loving nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his father. Funeral services and burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 21, 2013 at Faith United Methodist Church, 15555 S. 900 W., Wanatah, IN with Rev. Mark Brock officiating. Visitation will be held Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Kosanke Funeral Home, 105 E. Indiana Ave., Kouts, IN. Memorials may be made to Faith United Methodist Church.

Bruce married Katherine Joan Loyd, daughter of McGhlome N. Loyd and Marilyn Joan Moyer, on 14 Oct 1978 in La Crosse, LaPorte, IN.1 2 (Katherine Joan Loyd was born on 1 Sep 1956 in Gary, Lake, IN 9 12.)


1 The Times of Northwest Indiana (Munster, Indiana., 19 Jun 2013, obituary of Bruce Alan Beecher.

2, "Indiana, U.S., Marriage Certificates, 1960-2012," 14 Oct 1978, Bruce Alan Beecher and Katherine Jean Loyd.

3, United States Public Records Index, Bruce A. Beecher, Residence, Wanatah, Indiana.

4 "Vidette-Messenger of Porter County (Valparaiso, IN)," 23 Jan 1978, page 6. Loyd-Beecher Engagement.

5 "Vidette-Messenger of Porter County (Valparaiso, IN)," 20 Nov 1978, Loyd-Beecher Wedding.

6 "The Times (Munster, IN)," 19 Oct 2003, page 66. Beecher-Sallee Wedding.

7 "Vidette-Messenger of Porter County (Valparaiso, IN)," 30 Jul 1982, page 6. Beecher-Dommermuth Wedding.

8 "The Times (Munster, IN)," 19 Jul 2005, page 112. Obituary of Merrill F. Beecher.

9, "Indiana, U.S., Marriage Certificates, 1960-2012," Joshua Edwin Sallee and Heather Ann Beecher, m. 10 May 2003, Valparaiso, IN.

10 Pharos-Tribune (Logansport, IN) (, 12 Aug 1981, page 5.

11 Pharos-Tribune (Logansport, IN) (, 22 Sep 1994, page 16. Beecher Reunion.

12, United States Public Records Index, Katherine J Beecher, Residence, Wanatah, Indiana.

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