|Ernest C. Beehler|
|October 15, 1915 - June 06, 2011|
|of Taylor Ridge, IL, formerly of Buffalo, MO|
|Visitation: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 11, 2011 at Cantlon-Otterness Funeral Home, 931 W. Main St., Buffalo, MO|
|Funeral Service: 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 11, 2011 at Cantlon-Otterness Funeral Home, 931 W. Main St., Buffalo, MO|
|Interment: June 11, 2011 at Red Top Cemetery, Buffalo, MO |
| Ernest C. Beehler, 95, of Taylor Ridge, IL, formerly of Buffalo, MO, died Monday June 6, 2011 at Rosewood Care Center, Moline, IL.|
Services are 10:00 a.m. Saturday at Cantlon-Otterness Funeral Home, 931 W. Main St., Buffalo, MO, where visitation will be one hour prior to services. Burial will be at Red Top Cemetery, Buffalo, MO. Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th Ave., assisted with local arrangements.
Ernest was born October 15, 1915, in White Owl, SD, a son of Lawrence and Mary Nixon Beehler. He married Jeanette V. Rogers in Clinton, IA.
Ernest was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was employed at the Sabula Ordinance Depot for 28 years. Following his retirement, he moved to Buffalo, MO, where he farmed for many years.
He was a member of the Sabula American Legion Post for over 65 years, and while he lived in Missouri, a member of Red Top Baptist Church. Ernest loved gardening and country western music. He enjoyed playing the fiddle, harmonica and guitar.
Surviving are his daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and George Lintner, Zionsville, IN, and Sandra and Robert Vruble, Taylor Ridge, IL; seven grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; and one great great-grandson; his sister, Edna Spurlock, Buffalo, MO; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Ernest is preceded in death by his parents, wife, two grandsons, Jeffrey and Bradley Vruble, and his brother, Howard Beehler.
I used to work at rosewood where I took care of Ernie everyday...I loved that man who loved three muscateers chocolate...I was sad when I changed jobs i never got to go back to see my beloved ernie before he passed. I give very big condolences to the family. I know you loved him so much. RIP ernie I love you I will miss ur kisses on the cheek
-- Jennifer Barker