Eugene Henry Beadle

February 18, 1938 ~ September 20, 2019 (age 81)


Eugene Henry Beadle (Gene) passed away, peacefully and surrounded by his family, on September 20, 2019. Gene was born February 18, 1938 in Battle Creek, Michigan. He was raised in Marshall, Michigan and graduated from Marshall High School in 1957. Gene was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Grace (Young) Beadle, half-brother Russell (Dora) Howell, sister Betty (Dallas) Golden, sister Barbara Jean Haggerty, and brother Ernest (Joyce) Beadle.
Gene was united in marriage to Wauneta E. Dadow on November 1, 1958 at the First Baptist Church of Marshall, to whom he was devoted to for over 60 years. Gene is survived by Wauneta, son Hank (Beth) Beadle, daughter Tracy (David) McKnight, daughter Colette (Eric) Guerin, daughter Nikki (Jeff) Bonevich. In addition, Gene was the proud grandfather of ten; Sam Beadle (Yue Ji), Dan Beadle, Emily Beadle, Ali Guerin, Carly Guerin, Joe Guerin, Kellyn McKnight, Max Bonevich, Libbie Bonevich and Lee Bonevich. In addition, Gene had a great grandson, JJ Lawler.
Gene was an accomplished and avid bowler. Uniquely, he won Battle Creek City Championships both as a right-hander (1977) and left-hander (1993). He also worked at Nottke's Pro Shoppe for many years and was locally well regarded for both his technical knowledge of equipment and technique. He also was involved in coaching junior bowling for years, including his own children.
Gene also was a passionate golfer and enjoyed playing with his friends, colleagues, neighbors, son and grandsons. He was a long-time member of the Medalist Golf Club. Gene spearheaded the Kellogg Retiree Golf Outing for many years. He proudly made a hole-in-one at Cedar Creek Golf Club in 1978.
Gene worked for the Kellogg Company, where he spent his entire career, retiring in 1995 and continuing to consult after retirement. He thoroughly enjoyed over 40 years of service there. He started work as a teenager performing janitor service, worked the packing line, moving through many more roles in packing and processing, promoted into supervision, and retiring as a technical specialist in packaging equipment. Gene was deeply proud to be part of the greater Kellogg family, where he was a member of the 25 Year Club and volunteered at the Kellogg Store for many years.
Gene had a full and happy life and was always grateful for the love of his family and friends. He was a man that was easy to love, enjoyed a good joke, and made long and lasting friendships. He was never happier than when spending time with his grandchildren, all of whom he was extremely proud of, and by all he was lovingly referred to as "Poppy". He was also very close to a circle of friends dating back to growing up in Marshall, including his beloved twin brother Ernie, high school friends, Kellogg coworkers, golf and bowling friends. He will be deeply missed.
A Memorial Gathering will take place from 11 AM-12 Noon on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at the Marshall Chapel of the Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services 723 US 27 North with a memorial service taking place at 12 Noon. A light luncheon will be held following the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Elara Caring Hospice. Assistance with memorials is available at the Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services.

Memorial Gathering

SEP 28. 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)

Marshall Chapel of Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services
723 US HWY 27 North
Marshall, MI, 49068


SEP 28. 12:00 PM (EDT)

Marshall Chapel of Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services
723 US HWY 27 North
Marshall, MI, 49068

Luncheon Immediately Following Services

SEP 28. 1:00 PM (EDT)

Marshall Chapel of Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services
723 US HWY 27 North
Marshall, MI, 49068

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