Frank Beidinger retires


Andrew Beidinger passed away Saturday Dec-12-2009

The viewing service will be from 2-6 PM on Sunday
address : 1926 S Kemble Av, South Bend (South West side of downtown)
Funeral services Monday at 10 AM at Our Lady of Hungary Church (2 blocks away)

Andrew is Frank Beidinger brother

Nov. 25, 1930 - Dec. 11, 2009  South Bend Tribune Newspaper

SOUTH BEND - Andrew Beidinger, 79, passed away in his home surrounded by his family on December 11, 2009. He was born on November 25, 1930, to the late Andreas and Anna (Wukovich) Beidinger in Kroatisch Minihof, Austria. On February 23, 1952, he married Margaret Sonnleitner in Vienna, Austria, who survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Sylvia (Ben) Novoa of Crown Point; a son, Garry (Sharon) Beidinger of New Carlisle; two grandchildren, Andrew Beidinger and Ben Novoa IV; a brother, Frank (Frances) Beidinger of South Bend and Johann (Gertrude) Beidinger Vienna, Austria; and a sister, Gisela Beidinger of Vienna, Austria. Andy worked at Orisich Construction Company. After that he was employed at the University of Notre Dame from where he retired. The family remembers Andy as a kind, caring person who loved spending time with family. The grandsons enjoyed outings to Potato Creek Park, long walks at Notre Dame, visits to the Grotto, and lots of bowling weekends. The family sends a heartfelt "Thank You" to the people at Hospice. Their loving care was very much appreciated. "We could not have done it without you." A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Monday, December 14, 2009, in Our Lady of Hungary Church. Burial will follow at Southlawn Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 2-6 today in the Zahoran Funeral Home, 1826 S. Kemble Avenue, where a Rosary will be recited at 4:00 pm. Memorial contributions may be made Our Lady of Hungary Church or to the Center for Hospice and Palliative Care. To leave the family an online condolence or to share memories with the family, please visit our website

Frank's 70th Birthday party

The party was organized by the "Beidinger girls" with help from their husbands and other relatives

For Frank the day started by attending the annual Notre Dame - Purdue football game in South Bend. The Fighting Irish narrowly defeated the Purdue Boilermakers by a score of 34-21. A last quarter rally by Purdue could not overcome the 31-7 deficit (So it might not have been that close after all, just wishful thinking on the part of the author). One of the exciting moments was a driving rain storm that chased many fans from the stands into the interior of the stadium. Real fans stuck it out and got soaking wet in the process (unless you were prepared and had a rain coat...)

  About fifty relatives and friends joined us at the Beidingers and snack food was served throughout the evening by the "kitchen staff".

More pictures will follow compliments of Frank Crow
From Franks relatives
in Austria
Willy, Frank and Kevin
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Wilma, Peter and Henry
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The ND Band
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The birthday cake resembles his garden. With help from Zachary, Frank's grandson and son of the camera owner (what a coincidence) the cake with 7 candles is being prepared for consumption.
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In the kitchen with Denise
Maureen and Pete
With Kelly, Zach and his
mail bride Fran
Reviewing the
"Lang zal ze leven"
with Al
Kelly and UH
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In-Laws Bruce and Kevin
with Kevin Wynen
Wilma, Delores and
Frank's Brother Andy
Dolores and Florence
Kevin and Nancy
 in the background
Jennifer and Loren
and ?
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Maureen and Stephan Joyce, Mary,
Dolly and Florence
Elizabeth and Teresa Standing room only
Next time. I bring my own chaair
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Margaret and Andy
Frank's Brother and Sister-in-law
Kelly Crow and Jennifer Veldman
Quiz: What do they have in common?
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If we all are winners, why do I always leave with less money?
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Summer 1976 - Frank wins this car as winner of a Sales contest

Happy retirement after 

selling probably more than 5000 automobiles

over a span of 30 years