Bernard Lyle Beatty

September 27, 1927 ~ August 7, 2019 (age 91)

Bernard L. Beatty, 91, of Duluth, passed away peacefully with family by his side, August 7, 2019.  He was born in Duluth on September 27, 1927, to George and Georgiana Beatty.

He enlisted in the Army during WWII.  Upon leaving the service he drove an Ambulance and worked at St Mary’s Hospital. Bernie then started in the car business.  He became sales manager at Plaza Dodge which he eventually bought and retired from in 1992.

He belonged to the Lake Ave Loafers, Arrowhead Civic Club, and the Duluth Power Squadron.  He loved his Harley hill climbing days, was an avid boat enthusiast spending time on his boats his last being the Dodge Buoy.  Most importantly he was a kind, generous and loving family man who will be sadly missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Floy Jeanne; brother, George, Bob, and Jerry.

Bernie is survived by his daughter, Barb (Bud) Didrikson; son Bruce (Jeanette Vogel); and other family and friends.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the owners and the staff at BeeHive Homes, and St Luke’s Hospice for their attentive care of Bernie.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be directed to BeeHive Home in Duluth.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11AM, Friday, August 16, 2019, with visitation one-hour prior, in St James Catholic Church, 715 N 57th Ave W, Duluth, MN 55807.

Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral Home, 2158-727-3555

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