Life Tribute – William David Beseler

William David Beseler

William David Beseler passed away Feb. 1, 2020, at age 76.

Born to William and Editha Beseler on April 29, 1943, Bill was raised in Susanville, California, along with his sister and brother, Alida and Bob. He attended the schools there and joined the National Guard at age 18.

He married Jacqueline Hansen Dec. 22, 1963, and they had three children, Danielle, Yvonne, and David. Bill, an auto mechanic, owned two auto/truck repair shops and was also employed in equipment and parts sales businesses. He married Penny Rick on Dec. 31, 1980, lived in the Reno/Sparks area, retired from Sierra Pacific Power Company (where Penny was also employed), and in 1985 they and Bill’s mother, Editha (Eddy), moved to Rathdrum, Idaho. They opened an auto/truck repair shop, purchased 10 acres near Twin Lakes, built their cabin, barn and outbuildings, and were (finally) able to have horses, a mule, and dogs. Bill was a volunteer EMT for the Rathdrum/Twin Lakes vicinity. After closing the shop, he was employed for many years in Spokane, Washington (about a 35-mile commute) at equipment and truck parts sales businesses. After 27 years and retirement, they returned to Nevada and lived in Dayton to be nearer to their children and families.

Bill is survived by his wife, Penny; his sister, Alida Craighead; his children, Danielle Simpkins, Yvonne Spiers and David Beseler; his stepchild, Heather Mowery; his grandchildren, Jenica Thompson, Daniel Simpkins, Brianna Sandborg, Christopher Simpkins, Justine Spiers, Jessie Spiers, Mason Beseler, Noah Beseler, Grace Beseler and Johanna Beseler; step grandchildren, Hailey Hougland and Aubree Mowery, great grandchildren, Caleb Thompson, Mikayla Thompson, Robbie Simpkins and Isaiah Sandborg.

Funeral services were held in Fernley at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, which included an honor guard ceremony, followed by a celebration-of-life luncheon hosted by Nona Rick and Renee Knutson.

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