William A. ‘Pete’ Bean
April 26, 1917 ‒ November 10, 2017
William A. “Pete” Bean, age 100, of Chesterville, passed away peacefully Friday morning, November 10, 2017, at the Morrow Manor Nursing Home in Chesterville.
Pete was born on April 26, 1917, in Morrow County, to the late William H. and Ruth (Irvin) Bean. In 1944, Pete enlisted in the United States Army. While serving during WWII; Pete was stationed in Yokohama, Japan where he led a team of cooks as a baker feeding not only the military members but many Japanese kids who tried to sneak in for some bread. In 1946 Pete was honorably discharged after the war had ended.
On October 14, 1950, Pete married the love of his life Pauline “Louise” Lowe, she preceded him in death. Last year they celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary with a special surprise party with their adopted family.
Pete had a love for the great outdoors. His whole life, Pete dedicated himself to his farm and neighboring farms. For many years, Pete raised sheep and grew a lot of crops. A man interested in wildlife, Pete often had various books and watched many T.V. programs on the subject. Pete also dedicated many years as a Chester Township Trustee.
Pete enjoyed playing baseball with some of the local guys and was known for his ability to pitch the ball well. Though Pete didn’t have children of his own, he had a deep love for his extended family. He taught his grandkids many life lessons which included how to properly shoot with a bb gun.
He is survived by a special daughter, Anna (Ben) Mahan of Chesterville; grandchildren: Megan (Lance) Mahan-Bricker and Kailey Mahan; great grandchild, Chloe Yingling; a sister, Mary Jane Schiefer of Galion; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends.
Pete was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Louise; infant son, Richard Dennis Bean; quadruplet brothers; brothers: Francis “Jack” and Robert Bean; and sisters: Harriet Smith and Irene Wynn.
His family will greet friends from 3 to 5 PM, on Sunday, November 12, 2017, at the Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel. 67 N. Main St., Mt. Gilead. Services celebrating his life will be held there on Monday, November 13, 207, at 10:30 AM, with Chaplain Jeff Slider officiating. Burial will follow in North Fork Cemetery.
If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Chesterville United Methodist Church, Hospice of Morrow County, or to the charity of donor’s choice.
Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Pete’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.