Thursday, March 19, 2009

Obituary: Joseph Beld - Class of 1934

Joseph S. Beld, 58, of 2029 S. Park St., was found dead Sunday (July 8, 1973) at home.

Death was attributed to natural causes.

He was a lifelong Madison resident, and was a bartender at the Golden Pheasant Tavern for 25 years.

He was a veteran of World War II, and was a member of the VFW and the Eagles Club.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Henry Faust, 169 Talmadge St.; and Mrs. Robert Haessig, Raymond Rd.; and four brothers, Ambrose, 602 Falcon Circle; Fred, 2038 E. Mifflin St.; Stephen, 617 Charles Lane; and William, 3514 Concord Avenue.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Schroeder Funeral Home, 3325 E. Washington Ave., where friends may call from 6 to 9 tonight. Military graveside rites will be held Wednesday at Forest Hill Cemetery.

Note: The above was originally published in the Obituary Section of the Wisconsin State Journal on July 10, 1973. At this time, obituaries were still "news stories," written by newspaper staff, not families.

Joseph Beld's class year is based on information in the 1934 Orange and Black yearbook, where his senior photo is included among those of the June graduates.

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