Brian David Bealor, 63, a lifelong resident of La Porte, Indiana, died unexpectedly Saturday, January 22, 2022 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN., where he courageously fought multiple health battles since early December 2021.
Brian is survived by his mother, Lorraine Bealor of La Porte; sons Daniel Aaron (Shauna Winters) Bealor of La Porte, Christopher James (Stephani) Bealor of La Porte; four grandchildren Xane, Lyla-Rae, Kiaya and Elora Bealor; brother Dale (Carol) Bealor of Cassopolis, MI; sister Patti (Scott Collett) Gierke of Tampa, FL, niece Alexis Bealor; nephews Jonathan Gierke and Aaron Bealor; great-nephews Micah Gierke and Owen Bealor and many cousins.
Brian was preceded in death by his father, David Bealor and his beloved sidekick, his dog Remy.
Brian was born in La Porte, IN on May 17, 1958 to David and Lorraine (Hoskins) Bealor. He graduated from La Porte High School in 1976 where he ran track, excelling at the 400 meters and played alto saxophone in the band, as well as spending over 10 years as an active 4-H member. Brian worked for many years for Sullair in Michigan City and he retired on May 8, 2020 from Boss Industries,LLC in La Porte. Brian was a talented woodworking artist, creating beautiful furniture and gifts for his family and friends. He loved spending time outdoors camping, kayaking and boating. He enjoyed playing darts and socializing with family and friends. Brian had a lot of fun singing Karaoke, the song Brandy being one of his favorites. He loved music, especially the band, Chicago. He was known for his teasing jokes, his big smile and his ability to make people laugh. Brian had a heart of gold!
Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., La Porte, IN where the family will receive friends from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Thursday, January 27, 2022. A Celebration of Brian's Life funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, January 28 at 11:00 a.m., with Pastor Jeff Ziegler, officiating. Interment will follow at the Kingsbury Cemetery. The family requests that masks be worn at all events.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Haverstock Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made at www.haverstockfuneralhome.com.