Beulah Wuestenfeld


Beulah Wuestenfeld, 93, of Columbus, died at 10 p.m. Saturday, April 1, 2017, at Four Seasons Retirement Home.

She was born Oct. 11, 1923, in Pincher Creek, Alberta, Canada, the daughter of John Lloyd and Helen Van Camp. She grew up in East Lansing, Michigan, and West Lafayette, Indiana. She married William R. Wuestenfeld on Nov. 17, 1944, in West Lafayette.

She graduated from West Lafayette High School and from Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree. In her later years, she and Bill lived in Akron, Ohio, and Anchorage, Alaska, before returning to Indiana in Columbus. She was a devoted wife and loving mother, a keen reader of all fiction, especially mysteries, and crosswords. She was a member of the Fairlawn Presbyterian Church and attended chapel at Four Seasons.

She is survived by a son, William M. (Karen S.) Wuestenfeld of Anchorage, Alaska; a daughter, Pamela J. (Michael) Sebrey of Anchorage, Alaska; grandchildren, Katherine (Clint) Hammer, of Newport Rhode Island, Whayne Sebrey of Anchorage, Alaska and Matthew Wuestenfeld of Anchorage, Alaska; great-grandson, Bennett James Hammer of Newport, Rhode Island; and sister, Barbara Marshall of Stuart, Florida

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; her parents; and a brother, Kenneth Van Camp. Memorial services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, at Four Seasons Retirement Center Chapel. Arrangements were made by Hathaway-Myers Chapel. A private inurnment will take place in Anchorage, Alaska.

Memorial contributions may be made to the John Lloyd VanCamp Arboretum at Purdue University or Hospice of South Central Indiana in Columbus, Indiana.

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