Donald E. Beghtel

Donald E. Beghtel, 85, of Gainesville, FL, and a former resident of Huntington,IN, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Haven Hospice House in Gainesville.

Mr. Beghtel retired in 1993 from the Manatee County School District, where he was employed as a lead mechanic. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, serving during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Bayshore Church of the Nazarene, in Bradenton, FL.

He was born March 6, 1928, in Huntington to William and Mary Fisher Beghtel. He is survived by his wife, Marlene Beghtel.

Additional survivors include two sons, David Beghtel and Mark Beghtel, both of Bradenton, FL; three stepsons, Randy Richardson, Rick Richardson and Mark Richardson, all of Roscommon, MI; a stepdaughter, Kimberly Pennuto, of Ocala, FL; a brother, Walter (Norma) Beghtel, of Huntington; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A service was held on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at the Groover Funeral Home, Ellenton, FL.

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