Nathan James BeiswengerNathan James Beiswenger, 26, of Macon, Georgia, and a Fisher, Minnesota native, died Wednesday morning, September 16, 2009, in Macon. He had gone for an early morning run when struck by a vehicle not far from his home.
Nathan James Beiswenger
Nathan James Beiswenger, 26, of Macon, Georgia, and a Fisher, Minnesota native, died Wednesday morning, September 16, 2009, in Macon. He had gone for an early morning run when struck by a vehicle not far from his home.
Nate was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota on November 20, 1982, the son of Rodney and LuAnn (Dietel) Beiswenger of Fisher. He grew up on the family farm and was baptized and confirmed at St. Francis Catholic Church. Nate attended Fisher Public Schools and played football, basketball, and ran track for the Climax-Fisher Knights. He graduated as a member of the Class of 2001. He enrolled at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education in 2006. While attending UND Nate was employed for several years at the Blue Moose in East Grand Forks, and later worked a few summers for Zavoral and Sons Construction, also in East Grand Forks. In July of 2007 he moved to Macon to teach for the Bibb County School District. He taught 2nd grade his first year and 4th grade his second year at the John C. Heard Elementary School, and this year had just begun teaching at the Skyview Elementary School. He also worked at CJ's Sports Bar in Macon. Nate and his fiancé, Kelly Richey, of Macon, were going to be united in marriage this coming November 21st at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in East Grand Forks.
Nate immediately took to his new life in Macon. Within a few weeks he was playing rugby for a team known as "Macon Love" and having the time of his life. He and his fellow teammates were inseparable and several of them were planning on coming for the wedding. Kelly and her son, Skylar, came into Nate's life and made it complete. They were all excited about the wedding and Skylar was absolutely thrilled. Nate treasured time with his family-hunting, fishing, being at the lake, whether in Minnesota or Georgia, horseback riding, and coaching Skylar's t-ball and soccer teams. Never far from his side was his beloved black lab, "Chev". Nate touched many hearts during his all too brief time on earth, and he will be forever loved, and his memory cherished, by his family and many friends.
Loving family members include Nate's fiancé, Kelly, and her son, Skylar Chase Richey (age 6) of Macon; his mom and dad, Rod and LuAnn Beiswenger of Fisher, MN; brother, Nicholas, and sisters, Jennifer and Kelsey, all of Fisher; and grandmothers, Ruth Beiswenger of Crookston, MN and Ruth Dietel of Fosston, MN. Also left to mourn his passing are several aunts and uncles, Phyllis (Harold) Smeby of Fosston, Jay Dietel of Erskine, MN, Mary Jo (Aaron) Paquette of Faribault, MN, Scott (Paula) Beiswenger of Eagan, MN, Gloria Blazek of Detroit Lakes, MN, and Beverly (James) Britton of Novato, CA; and many great-aunts, great-uncles, cousins, and other extended family. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Lloyd Beiswenger and Orville Dietel. May God bless Nate's memory.
The funeral service for Nathan James Beiswenger will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 25, 2009, in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in East Grand Forks, MN with The Most Rev. Larry Delaney, presiding.
Interment will take place in the Greenwood Cemetery, Fisher, Minnesota, at 2:00 p.m., Friday afternoon.
Visitation will be at the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home in Crookston on Thursday from 5-7:00 p.m., with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service, and also at the Church for one hour prior to the funeral.
Nathan's memory will also be honored at a service being held in Macon, Georgia on Sunday, September 20th.