OBERLIN -- Beldon Jenik, 82, formerly of McDonald, died Tuesday (Dec. 31, 2002) at the Decatur County Hospital in Oberlin.
He was born May 6, 1920, on a farm near Menlo, Kan., to Benjamin and Rose (Volock) Jenik. He was a World War II Army veteran, serving in the 22nd Antiaircraft Search Light Battalion, obtaining the rank of Technical Sergeant.
On Sept. 25, 1949, he married Betty VerJean Edgett at Oakley. They lived in Castle Rock, Colo., for over 20 years, and moved to McDonald in 1987. They moved to Oberlin in 2001 He was a mechanic dealing in farm equipment and auto repair.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Frank, Fred and Alan Jenik; and sisters, Mabel Gaede, Alice Richmond and Hester Ryan.
Survivors include his wife, Betty of Oberlin; one son, Kyle Lee Jenik and wife, Vicki of Westminster, Colo.; three daughters, Karen Sue and husband, Jay Dee Ham of Garden City, Kan., JoAnn and husband, Dan Cleveland of Fort Sheridan, Ill., and Shelley Jean and husband, Bruce Adams of Littleton, Colo.; one brother, Benjamin Jenik and wife, Vi of Visalia, Calif.; and 11 grandchildren.
A memorial service will be Monday, 10 a.m., at Brantley Funeral Chapel in Atwood with Mrs. Eleanor Swihart officiating. A private inurnment will be at a later date.
Visitation is today until 9 p.m., and Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. for register book signing.
Memorials may be given to the Cedar Living Center or the Decatur County Hospital, both of Oberlin.
Brantley Funeral Home of Atwood is in charge of arrangements.