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11801 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL

OBITUARY

Colonel Donald Bernard Beidler USAF Retired

August 19, 1939October 30, 2019
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Colonel Donald Bernard Beidler, (Retired USAF)

Col. Donald Bernard Beidler “The Colonel”, 80, passed away suddenly, Tuesday, October 30, 2019. Funeral services begin at 11am, at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home 11801 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32223, followed by his burial with full Military Honors at Jacksonville National Cemetery.

Col. Beidler was born in Montgomery County Pennsylvania and lived all over the world in places like Taiwan, Spain, Vietnam, Myrtle Beach SC, Dayton OH and Grand Forks ND. He lived his last 9 years in Jacksonville FL surrounded by family.

Col. Beidler graduated from the University of Wisconsin and entered the Air Force in 1966. During his twenty-seven-five career in the U.S. Air Force, he practiced General dentistry, Pediatric dentistry and Endodontics. Col. Beidler was a Vietnam Veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He received an Academy of General Dentistry Mastership. In July 1985 (at that time) there were only 10 Masters in the USAF. He last duty station was in Grand Forks ND where he served as the assistant/hospital commander and base dental surgeon. Col. Beidler was awarded many medals and ribbons for his honorable service during his twenty-seven-years of duty. He retired as a full bird Colonel USAF. One of his “claim to fame” was that he worked on USAF-Astronaut Buzz Aldrin’s teeth.

Col. Beidler was a huge Wisconsin Badger, Green Bay Packer, Pittsburg Steeler and Philadelphia Phillies fan. He also was an avid golfer where he won numerous trophies and was a scratch golfer.

Col. Beidler never met a stranger and had many friends and co-workers over the years. He loved the Lord Jesus and served Him over many years of his life. We will miss his outgoing and funny personality, gentle soul, and caring heart. The world has lost a beautiful, loving and funny soul, but Heaven gained one! Survivors include his children, Kristina Beidler, Sue Taylor, and David Beidler; 6 grandchildren, Paige Larson, Joshua Beidler, Alexa Beidler, Laura Baran, Mackenzie Berger, and Lauren Castro; 2 great-grandchildren, William Castro and Aurora Castro; Survivors also include his sister, Sherry Lee.

Funeral service will be held 11:00am Tuesday November 5, 2019 at HARDAGE-GIDDENS MANDARIN CHAPEL, 11801 San Jose Blvd Jacksonville, Florida with burial to follow 1:30pm at Jacksonville National Cemetery, 4083 Lannie Road Jacksonville, Florida. Please leave words of comfort at www.hgmandarin.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project

https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=11585&ovr_acv_id=6794&campaignSource=ONLINE&source=BS19001&gclsrc=aw.ds&ds_rl=1264110&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIqo-ijq7J5QIVS9yGCh1lrwWbEAAYASABEgICEvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

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  • Funeral Service Tuesday, November 5, 2019
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, November 5, 2019

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Linda Carlisle

October 31, 2019

Will always remember the happy and fun times we had as a family. My condolences to Kristina, Susie, David and all of the grandchildren you have given him.

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Biography

Colonel Donald Bernard Beidler, (Retired USAF)

Col. Donald Bernard Beidler “The Colonel”, 80, passed away suddenly, Tuesday, October 30, 2019.
Funeral services begin at 11am, at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home 11801 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32223, followed by his burial with full Military Honors at Jacksonville National Cemetery.

Col. Beidler was born in Montgomery County Pennsylvania and lived all over the world in places like Taiwan, Spain, Vietnam, Myrtle Beach SC, Dayton OH and Grand Forks ND. He lived his last 9 years in Jacksonville FL surrounded by family.

Col. Beidler graduated from the University of Wisconsin and entered the Air Force in 1966. During his twenty-seven-five career in the U.S. Air Force, he practiced General dentistry, Pediatric dentistry and Endodontics. Col. Beidler was a Vietnam Veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He received an Academy of General Dentistry Mastership. In July 1985 (at that time) there were only 10 Masters in the USAF. He last duty station was in Grand Forks ND where he served as the assistant/hospital commander and base dental surgeon. Col. Beidler was awarded many medals and ribbons for his honorable service during his twenty-seven-years of duty. He retired as a full bird Colonel USAF. One of his “claim to fame” was that he worked on USAF-Astronaut Buzz Aldrin’s teeth.

Col. Beidler was a huge Wisconsin Badger, Green Bay Packer, Pittsburg Steeler and Philadelphia Phillies fan. He also was an avid golfer where he won numerous trophies and was a scratch golfer.

Col. Beidler never met a stranger and had many friends and co-workers over the years. He loved the Lord Jesus and served Him over many years of his life. We will miss his outgoing and funny personality, gentle soul, and caring heart. The world has lost a beautiful, loving and funny soul, but Heaven gained one! Survivors include his children, Kristina Beidler, Sue Taylor, and David Beidler; 6 grandchildren, Paige Larson, Joshua Beidler, Alexa Beidler, Laura Baran, Mackenzie Berger, and Lauren Castro; 2 great-grandchildren, William Castro and Aurora Castro; Survivors also include his sister, Sherry Lee.

Funeral service will be held 11 AM Tuesday November 5, 2019 at HARDAGE-GIDDENS MANDARIN CHAPEL, 11801 San Jose Blvd Jacksonville, Florida with burial to follow 1:30pm at Jacksonville National Cemetery, 4083 Lannie Road Jacksonville, Florida. Please leave words of comfort at www.hgmandarin.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project

https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=11585&ovr_acv_id=6794&campaignSource=ONLINE&source=BS19001&gclsrc=aw.ds&ds_rl=1264110&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIqo-ijq7J5QIVS9yGCh1lrwWbEAAYASABEgICEvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds