John was born on March 29, 1947 in Knox County to Herbert and Ellen Josephine "Jo" (Williams) Begeman.
John was a U.S. Army veteran who served in Vietnam. He was a self-employed truck driver until his retirement in 2002. John had a great desire for hobbies that included speed or power. He was a member of the VFW Post 9827 in Odon, a member of the American Legion Post #245 in Elnora, a member of the 40/8 Association, the Bicknell French Club, as well as a member of the NHRA Drag Racing Association.
John is survived by one son; Eric M. (Yun) Begeman of Evansville; one brother; Dennis H. (Glenda) Begeman of Owensville, IN; and two grandsons; Emerson and Terrence.
John was preceded in death by his parents; Herbert H. and Ellen Josephine "Jo" Begeman; and his sister, Glenda K. Begeman.
Family and friends are invited to a memorial gathering for John at Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel in Linton, on Friday, June 1 from 4-8 p.m. There will be military rites at 7 p.m. on Friday.
The family has requested that memorial contribution be made to charity of your choice. Envelopes will be available at the memorial gathering.
The family has entrusted Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel in Linton, with all funeral arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonpoindexter.com