Harold M. Beat, 89, of Attica, passed Wednesday morning, June 25, 2014, at his home, after a brief illness.
He was born Sept. 18, 1924, in Attica, to Michael and Amelia (Hay) Beat. He married Mercedes A. (Graber) Beat Oct. 4, 1947, in Fostoria, and she preceded him in death April 11, 2007.
Survivors include three sons, Jeff Beat of Port Clinton and Gregory (Opal) Beat and Mark (Cindy) Beat, both of Attica; three daughters, Christine (Richard) Hillman of Davisburg, Michigan, Marlene Beat of Avon Lake and Charlene (Fred) Bono of St. Charles, Missouri; a daughter-in-law, Dolores Beat of Bryan, Texas; two brothers, Clarence Beat of Mansfield and Walter Beat of Tiffin; 14 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
Harold was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Anthony; a sister, Catherine Krause; and a brother, Herbert Beat.
Harold was a lifelong farmer, worked as a carpenter, and also drove a milk truck for Ballfinch Dairy, retiring in 1999. He was a member of Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church, Attica, Attica American Legion Post No. 260, Attica Lions Club, Knights of Columbus, the Seneca County Farm Bureau, a 1942 graduate of Attica High School and a former Attica Senior Fair Board member. He also was World War II U.S. Army veteran and served as a guard for Gen. Douglas MacArthur.
His Mass of Christian burial will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church, Attica, with the Rev. Paul A. Fahrbach officiating. Burial will follow at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery, Attica. Attica American Legion Post No. 260 will conduct military graveside services.
Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Friday at Lindsey-Olds Funeral Home, 3085 S. SR 19, Bloomville, where the rosary will be prayed at 1:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to South Care Hospice of Mansfield, the American Lung Association or the American Heart Association.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.lindseyoldsfh.com.