Todd L. Bearman, 75, of Ft. Wayne, IN, passed away on Thursday, March 11, 2021, at his residence. He was born in Adams County, IN, on July 10, 1945, the son of the late Elmer F. and Pearl G. (Heckler) Bearman. On May 28, 1966, he married Betty J. Oehler.
He was an active member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Soest, where he held various offices throughout the years. He was a 1963 graduate of Hoagland High School.
Todd was a toolmaker and had worked at Harvester for 19 years and then at G.M. for 20 years retiring in 2006.
He was an outdoorsman and enjoyed farming and fishing. He was an avid Chicago Cubs and Bears fan and also enjoyed coaching his sons’ teams. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend.
Todd and Betty cherished their over 20 summers with family and friends on Lake Matinenda in Ontario, Canada.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Betty Bearman of Ft. Wayne; 3 children, Wade (Shannon) Bearman of Hoagland, Greg (Deb) Bearman of Hoagland and Elizabeth Bearman of Ft. Wayne; a brother, Rev. Dean R. (Laura) Bearman of Greenfield, IN; a sister, Mary Ann (Steve) Bruick of Hoagland; 2 sisters-in-law, Jean Bearman of Monroeville and Barb Bearman of Lake James; 4 grandchildren, Sophia, Jackson, Braden and Kyle.
Todd was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Lynn and Ned Bearman
Visitation will be from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 14, 2021 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Soest, 9909 Wayne Trace, Ft. Wayne
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 15, 2021, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Soest, with Pastor Josef Henning officiating. A livestream of the service will be available through our website at the bottom of the obituary. Burial will take place in the Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Soest at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Soest or Hoagland Fire Dept. and EMS.
Arrangements handled by Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home, Decatur, IN.