David Wesley Bedeker
David Wesley Bedeker, 79, a winter resident of Fort Myers, FL since 2010, passed away Sunday, April 4, 2021 in Fort Myers. He was born October 11, 1941 in Streator, IL to Raymond and Elizabeth Bedeker, now deceased.
Dave was of the Lutheran faith and served in the United States Army. Dave was a member of Our Savior Lutheran’s Church in Seneca, a member of Church council and was a Sunday School teacher for many years. He also served on both the Seneca Grade and High School Board. Dave was also on the Wolf Creek Cemetery Board.
On Easter Sunday, God needed a good farmer and called Dave to Heaven, Dave was involved in farming for over 65 years. Dave loved the land and enjoyed farming with his family and especially his two sons and grandsons. Dave displayed a true farmers work ethic and firmly believed hard work was the remedy for every ailment.
Dave was an avid lover of farming, fishing and Florida which he shared with his beautiful wife Darlene of 55 years. Dave was a gentle man who lived a quiet life and he will be missed dearly.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Darlene Bedeker of Seneca, IL and Fort Myers; two loving children, Daniel Bedeker (Tracy) of Seneca, IL, and Darren Bedeker (Jean), of Verona, IL; grandchildren, Emma, Bryce, Max, and Justin; as well as a host of special nieces and nephews.
David was preceded in death by six siblings.
Memorial Services will be held Saturday, April 17, 2021 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 300 E. Union St., Seneca, IL 61360 with visitation from 9am-11am with services following. Burial will be at Wolf Creek Cemetery with Pastor Kris Zierke officiating.
Memorial Contributions in memory of David Bedeker are suggested to Wolf Creek Cemetery, or Our Savior Lutheran’s Church.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care.