December 4, 2015

“Earl” Beardsley

gold crossWilliam “Earl” Beardsley, age 93 of Lincoln, passed away at home surrounded by family on Dec. 3, 2015.  Born in Adams, Neb. on Jan. 22, 1922.  He graduated from Lincoln High and the Univ. of Neb. with a Bachelors in Math and Physics, and spent three years in the Navy during WWII.  He was a life member of the American Legion.  Earl owned and operated  a TV Service Shop for 31 years.  He enjoyed bowling, dancing, and cards.

Earl is survived by his wife of 67 years Ruth (Sigsbee) Beardsley; daughter Jane (Steve) Chamberlain; son Thomas (Jill) Beardsley; daughter Julie (Gary) Smith; five grandchildren; two step grandchildren; two great grandsons;  several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents William F. and Blanch (Abbott) Beardsley; and sister Marian Beardsley Paradiso.  Private Family Services.  Condolences at


  1. My Uncle Earl was such a good man. Kind, gentle, patient, loving. As a child, I always loved seeing him and his family, usually during summer vacation. I was so impressed that he could fix TVs and had his very own business! And that he could catch trout for us to eat!
    My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Aunt Ruth for her loss, and to all the family.

  2. “Another Lincoln High Job Well Done.”

  3. I will always have wonderful memories of Uncle Earl from our annual visits to Lincoln – as my sister said so well, he was kind, gentle, patient, and loving. I’m so glad I got to visit again as an adult, and that visit reinforced those memories and added new appreciation of his involvement with family and his pleasure in dancing and bowling. I share your sadness but hope you find comfort in knowing he had a long, full, happy life surrounded by love.


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