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Dennis Beltz

Dennis L "Denny" Beltz

Monday, August 5, 1946 - Sunday, August 2, 2020
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Obituary

Dennis L. “Denny” Beltz, 73 of Anderson died Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020 in Edgewater Woods, Anderson after an extended illness.

Denny was born in Vincennes, IN on Aug. 5, 1946 and was the son of Anthony and Georgia (Miller) Beltz. On June 15, 1968 he married Sharon (Mishler) Beltz.

He was a graduate of Rose Hulman Institute where he earned his Bachelor
of Science Degree. Denny was retired as a Senior Project Manager with Guide Lamp Corp., Anderson for 30 years.

Denny was a member of the Bethany Christian Church where he served as Trustee for many years. and was retired from the Richland Twp. Fire Dept.

Denny was a loving husband, father and grandfather and always enjoyed spending time with his family. He was an avid fisherman and loved camping trips with family, especially the fishing trips he took with his sons Steve and Doug. Denny was a practical joker and had an incredibly unique sense of humor.

Left to carry on his legacy of love is his wife of 52 years, Sharon, his sons, Steve (Jennifer) Beltz and Douglas (Cyndi) Beltz; his sister, Sharon A. Beltz and his grandchildren, Andrew (Sarah) Beltz, Shelby (Lucas) Martin, Cloe Beltz, Zachary Beltz, Chase Beltz and great-grandson Kessler Beltz.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A service to celebrate Denny’s life will be held on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. in Whetsel Funeral Service, 1503 S Park Ave., Alexandria with Rev. Bob Bell officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. The family request that callers come dressed very casually.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations may be made to Bethany Christian Church, 1920 N Rangeline Rd., Anderson, IN 46012 or The Ark Christian Ministries, 3522 N 1000 W 27, Converse, IN 46919.

Denny’s family would like to offer their sincere and deepest gratitude to the staff family at Edgewater Woods for their excellent care of Denny.

Bud & Susan Whetsel are honored to care for our dear friend Denny and the Beltz family.

Out of respect for public safety, social distancing will be observed, and face coverings are required.

For additional obituary information and online condolences visit Denny’s tribute page on our website www.whetselfuneralservice.com.


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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, August 8, 2020 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, August 8, 2020 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location
    Whetsel Funeral Service
    Address
    1503 S Park Ave
    ALEXANDRIA, IN 46001
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  • Service

    Saturday, August 8, 2020 | 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, August 8, 2020 2:00pm
    Location
    Whetsel Funeral Service
    Address
    1503 S Park Ave
    ALEXANDRIA, IN 46001
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Bob Bell

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Bob Tetrick

Posted at 08:57am
I worked many years with Denny at Guide. He was a great guy, good friend and will be missed by many. Bob Tetrick
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Robert Scott Jackson

Posted at 09:56am
Denny continues to be one of the kindest, most encouraging people that I have ever met. During my formative years, Denny served in several church roles, impressing on us all the need for a calm voice in times of trouble. His sense of humor is legendary and those jokes that I did not get as a child, put a smile on my face as an adult. Although I have not seen Denny in several years, he will never be forgotten.

R. Scott Jackson
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Jim

Posted at 09:55am
I took Denny's place at Guide in the Materials R&D area when he retired. I met him before this when I was a vendor to Guide and then spent much more time getting to know more than just stories about him after I left and became a vendor again a year before they shut down.
Denny was a pleasure to know and a character. Some great stories were told and he was part of one of the absolutely best work groups I have ever been been able to work with. We played cards every lunch, and this area was very dear to everyone that worked there and they played for blood, it was so much fun!!
The best story has a history. They told me to not drop the ball, or in this dept. they briefly called it, "Don't drop the Denny". OMG. Apparently not long before I got there, they had a group team building and one was the "Trust Fall". Denny, not being a big guy, fell back into the groups arms, but rebounded so high they thought he was up, and when he fell backwards again they dropped him. He was okay, so no harm done, but this type of thing fit this group and well.
I am sorry to hear of his passing, he and so many others made this a wonderful work place of hard working, very intelligent people, with great humor and sarcastic wit to match. It made the time pass quite well and I learned a lot. I miss that...

Jim Johnson
Sr Project Eng
Guide- 2002 to 2005
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