James A. Beseske

August 1, 1921December 6, 2012

James Alfred Beseske August 1, 1921-December 6, 2012 James Alfred Beseske 91, of Chehalis, WA, departed to meet his loved ones on the morning of December 6, 2012 with his children by his side in the loving home he created with his loving heart. James was born August 1, 1921 in Toledo, Ohio to Alfred and Julia (Monk) Beseske. He traveled to California in the mid-40's and met his loving wife to be Helen La Jean Craig of Barnsville, Ohio married April 27, 1946 in Englewood, CA. James was a tool and die maker/machinist by trade and has touched more lives than imaginable, being the original mold maker of the “Tommy Tippy Cup”, other household items and finally computer key boards.

James loved his creator, being a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Centralia, followed by family and home. He has always been a giving husband, father of (James Craig Beseske currently of Chehalis, Margo (Paul) Halstead of Silver Creek, WA, grandfather of Amy (Kyle) Henderson of Beaverton, OR, Annie Halstead of Silver Creek, WA, Elissa Sykes of Manhattan, NY, Jennifer La Jean (Josh) LeVangie and great grandson Luke LeVangie of Wendell, Ma. His hobbies were fishing and golf, but always after his family and his home. He had one addiction; did I mention family and home, yet? He was truly a blessing to his family and friends. James will be laid to rest by the side of his loving Helen at 2:00 pm December 10, 2012 at Doss Cemetery, Mossyrock, Wash. Reception following service at his daughter Margo's home.


  • Graveside Service Monday, December 10, 2012

James A. Beseske

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Valerie Haskins

December 17, 2012

What a beautifully written tribute to your Dad, Jim and Margaret. I feel so blessed to have met him and known him for awhile during his remarkable life.