Norma J. Beghtel
August 2, 1928 – February 7, 2019
Norma J. Beghtel, 90 of Huntington passed away at 8:45 am on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at The Heritage of Huntington. Norma was a 1946 graduate of Huntington Township High School. She was a life member of Central Christian Church. Norma had worked as a sales manager at Jeurgens Hardware for 41 years from 1971 until her retirement in 2012. In her younger years she enjoyed camping and bowling in a ladies league at Rainbow Lanes and in her later years she enjoyed antiquing with her sisters.
Norma was born on August 2, 1928, in Fort Wayne, the daughter of William and Mary Esta (Barr) Keehn.
She was united in marriage to the love of her life Walter A. Beghtel on January 11, 1948 in Huntington. Walter preceded her in death on May 7, 2015.
Survivors include two sons: Steve (Suellen) Beghtel of Huntington; Jay (Michelle) Beghtel of Fort Wayne; a daughter: Susan (Charlie) Herring of Huntington; two sisters: Janice Wilkins of Huntington; Carol Olinger of Fort Wayne; six grandchildren: Craig (Chanel) Beghtel, Candee (Andy) Kline, Lucas Beghtel, Abby (Alex) Beghtel Robbins, Shannon (Andrew) Fagan, Jeffrey (Nikki) Herring and ten great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a son: Jeffrey D. Beghtel; a grandson: Andrew L. Herring and a great grandson: Jack A. Robbins.
Visitation will be held on Monday, February 11, 2019 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Myers Funeral Home, Huntington Chapel, 2901 Guilford St., Huntington, IN.
Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Myers Funeral Home, Huntington Chapel, with Pastor Chris Hayden officiating. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the service.
Interment will be at the Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Huntington County.
Memorial donations can be made out to Central Christian Church, Heartland Hospice or The Heritage of Huntington all in care of Myers Funeral Home, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, IN 46750.
To sign Mrs. Beghtel’s on-line guest book visit www.myersfuneralhomes.com, select the Huntington Chapel location and scroll down to obituaries.
- Steve Beghtel, Son
- Jay Beghtel, Son
- Susan Herring, Daughter
- Janice Wilkins, Sister
- Carol Olinger, Sister
- William F.A. Keehn, Father
- Mary Esta Keehn, Mother
- Walter A. Beghtel, Husband
- Jeffrey Beghtel, Son
- Andrew Herring, Grandson
- Jack Robbins, Great Grandson
- 6 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren
- Steve Beghtel
- Jay Beghtel
- Susan Herring
- Craig Beghtel
- Lucas Beghtel
- Jeff Herring
- Andrew Kline
- Andrew Fagan
- Central Christian Church
- Heartland Hospice
- The Heritage of Huntington
- Visitation Monday, February 11, 2019
- Funeral Service Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Norma J. Beghtel
February 10, 2019
Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Norma was in a club with my mother-in-law, Roxie Barnes. Every time my husband Tom would see Norma he would remind her that she had a sucker drawer when he was little in the kitchen and he always got one. Special memories.
Tom and Jadean Barnes
February 10, 2019
Norma and Walt were special family friends. On our fishing trips, you could hear Norma scream clear across the lake if she caught a catfish. What wonderful memories of our great times together with the Beghtels, Odens, and Strickers! Love to you all at this difficult time!
February 9, 2019
Norma had breakfast at Heritage at the same time that I was on my way to therapy. I would stop and chat with her in the dining room and tease her about her breakfast choices. She ate very little at breakfast as she hated eggs. One day I brought her a gift bag as a surprise. It had plastic Easter eggs in it with messages written on each. She laughed and said , “I still hate eggs!” I told her that not all eggs are the same and to open them. She did , and they were filled with Hershey chocolates.😀Her tablemate wanted me to fix her eggs from then on. Lots of smiles with Norma. Rest In Peace and keep cheering for the Cubs!!🙏❤️⚾️