HAUBSTADT — A memorial service for Dr. John W. Besing, 64, is at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 15 at New Liberty Church.

He passed away Jan. 15, 2017, in Cleveland, Tennessee, from injuries sustained in an accident in 2006.

He was born in Haubstadt and graduated form Indiana State University with a biology degree. His residency in internal medicine was completed at East Tennessee State University. He opened a private practice in Cleveland, Tennessee in 1984 and practiced until 1996. He continued working as an emergency room physician in various hospitals until his accident in 2006.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Esther Besing, and a brother, Robert.

Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Cathy Williams Besing; daughters April Besing and Tania Hart; two grandchildren; sister Nancy (Kerry) Leukhardt; brother Tom Besing, sister-in-law Carol (James) Nevins of Evansville and many nieces and nephews.

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