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August William Begemann

1928 — 2006


August W. Begemann

August W. Begemann, 78, Higginsville, a native and longtime resident of the Mayview community, died August 13, 2006, at Lafayette Regional Health Center, Lexington.

He was born February 23, 1928, the son of August Henry and Emma Florentine Fiegenbaum Begemann, in Mayview.

He was married on February 20, 1949, to Mary Lou Powell, at the Zion United Church of Christ, Mayview.

Begemann was an Army veteran, receiving a discharge on March 5, 1960.  He served with the rank of corporal during the Korean Conflict, in the Marshall Islands.

He and his wife lived on their Mayview farm from 1969 until moving to Meyer Care Center.  He was a livestock and crop farmer and was employed as a postal carrier.  He served on the Zion UCC Council and was a member of its choir.  He served on the Mayview Board of Education, Mayview Special Road District and was a 4-H leader.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Lydia Jaecke.

Survivors include his wife of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, August William Jr., and Judy Begemann, Kansas City, Brett Douglas and Kathy Begemann, St. Louis: two daughters, Julie Laverne Bales, Green Ridge, Jennifer Lou Johnson, Lexington; six sisters, Irene Knehans, Ruby Fleischman, Clara Marie Werning, Grace Werning, Higginsville, Emmaline Janke, Abilene, Kan., Edna Ann Struchtemeyer, Lexington; two brothers, Edward and Martin Begemann, Higginsville; 11 grandchildren and their spouses, August W. III, and Michelle Begemann, Douglas E. Begemann, Brandie L. and Bobby Reilly, Dustin W. Bales, Kylie B. Bales, Patricia M. Begemann, Clint A. Johnson, Andrea L. Johnson, Maria S. Johnson; and a great-grandchild, Dylan A. Begemann.

Services were held Tuesday at the church with the Rev. Debra Valentine officiating; burial in the Higginsville City Cemetery with military honors presented by the American Legion Post 223, Higginsville.

Pallbearers were August W. III, Douglas E., Matthew B., James A. Begemann, Dustin W. Bales and Clint A. Johnson.  Honorary pallbearers were Brandie L. Reilly, Kylie B. Bales, Patricia M. Begemann, Andrea L. Johnson, Maria S. Johnson, William Nuelle, David Wright, Martin Tempel, Jeff Sanders, Dr. L. E. Hanson, Maurice Hoefer and Melvin Cahill.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the VFW National Home for Children and Research Medical Center Foundation, Pulmonary Associates Group, 2316, E. Meyer Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. 64132.

Source: Obituary from an unidentified and undated newspaper; probably the Higginsville Advance, of Higginsville, Missouri.

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