Harry Harper Beeman
March 12, 2018


Harry Harper Beeman, originally of Indianapolis, Indiana, peacefully passed at home on February 15, 2018, at the age of 95 . Born to Oliver Goldstone Beeman and Agnes Gillespie Beeman on August 23, 1922, Harry was the middle of 3 children. He was a proud Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific for the entire war as a gunner's mate on the destroyer the USS Ellet. He was also a Captain of the Indianapolis Fire Department, retiring after a 30 year career. His heroic life was spent in service to others.

Mr. Beeman is predeceased by his parents; his older brother, John Beeman; his first wife, Rosella "Jean" Beeman; and his second wife, Velma Geraldine "Gerry" Beeman. He is survived by his younger sister, Mildred Costello; his wife of 42 years, Barbara Beeman; his son, Michael Harry Beeman (Kim); his daughters, Bambi Jean Dunlap, and Emily Elizabeth Smoyer (Josh); and his stepchildren, John Jay Murray (Katt), and Catherine Dickey (Mark). He leaves behind a legacy of 10 grandchildren: Steven Kappus, Carrie Erwin Lamb, Erik Beeman, Noah Smoyer, Willow Grace Smoyer, Jacob Dickey, Samuel Dickey, Julia Murray, Lauren Rodriguez, and Josiah Murray; as well as 6 great grandchildren: Kabrina Hammel, Payton Lamb, Myah Kappus, Charlotte Beeman, Jace Dickey, and Aurora Rodriguez.

A memorial will be held on Saturday, March 17th, with visitation from 12:00-1:00, and a service from 1:00-2:00, at the National Cremation Society, 3453 Hancock Bridge Pkwy, N. Fort Myers.


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