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Curtis E. Beam, 91, Peru, passed away at 5:50 a.m. Saturday, April 8, 2017, at Blair Ridge Health Campus. He was born Aug. 16, 1925 in Miami County, the son of Jesse W. and Echo Anderson Beam. Curt married Thelma Otiker on March 14, 1948 and she preceded him in death March 5, 2009.
Curt was a member of the New Life Methodist Church and was employed as a millwright at Chrysler Corporation retiring in 1990. He was also a Miami County Farmer and a former member of the Peru Moose Lodge and the Peru Maennerchor.
Surviving is a son, Richard Beam and his wife Debra, Peru; daughters, Rita Rayburn and her husband Dennis, Rochester, and Ruth Frazier, Peru; a sister, Vernice Roberts, Mesquie, Utah; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Curt was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Thelma; a son-in-law, Richard Frazier; and two sisters.
A service celebrating the life of Curtis E. Beam will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2017 at the Eikenberry-Eddy Eddy Funeral Home, 84 W. Main St., Peru, with Pastor John Meunier officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mexico, Indiana. Family and friends will gather from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made through the funeral home to the New Life United Methodist Church.
Published on April 8, 2017
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