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  • rebellous_99
    Oct 31, 2003
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      Obituary of John Beseda
      Colorado County Citizen Online
      31 Oct 2003


      John Beseda, 66, of Harker Heights, passed away Oct. 27, in Temple.

      Born Dec. 15, 1936 in La Grange, to John Thomas Beseda Sr., he was
      raised and educated in Eagle Lake. He and Patricia Russek were
      married July 1, 1961 and have resided in Harker Heights since 1966.

      Beseda was an alumnus of Texas A & I at Kingsville as well as the
      University of Houston. He was employed with Killeen ISD since 1966
      and coached 12 years with Killeen High School, 17 years at C.E.
      Ellison High School, six years as athletic director for the school
      district and retired in 2001. Prior to Killeen, Beseda coached in
      Bishop and Alice. He was a member of the Texas High School Coaches
      Association, Texas High School Athletic Association, Killeen Retired
      Teachers Association, and was named Coach of the Year twice in
      District 13-5A. He was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church in
      Harker Heights.

      He is survived by his wife; sons, Scott Beseda of Dallas, Todd Beseda
      of Arlington and Brett Beseda of Huntsville; daughter, Renee Ham of
      Huntsville; sisters, Carol Ann Beseda of Dallas and Patricia Huffman
      of Rosharon; and two granddaughters.

      A rosary will be conducted at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29, from the
      chapel of Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen. Funeral services
      will take place at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, from St. Paul's Catholic
      Church in Harker Heights, with the Rev. Richard O'Rourke officiating.
      Immediately following services in Killeen, the body will be taken to
      Dulany Funeral Home in Eagle Lake. The family will receive visitors
      at the chapel of Dulany Funeral Home from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Graveside
      services and burial will follow at 4 p.m. at Lakeside Cemetery in
      Eagle Lake, with the Rev. Eddie Winkler, pastor of the Roman Catholic
      Parish of the Nativity, presiding.

      For those desiring, the family has requested memorial contributions
      be directed to either St. Paul's Catholic Church Building Fund or
      American Heart Association.