Cover photo for Joseph "Joe" Bebo's Obituary
1936 Joseph 2019

Joseph "Joe" Bebo

May 22, 1936 — September 18, 2019

Forest Lake

Forest Lake

Joseph G. Bebo, age 83, of Forest Lake, Michigan passed away peacefully, surrounded by his daughters and loved ones on Wednesday, September, 18, 2019 at UP Health Systems – Marquette following a brief illness.  He was born in Marquette, Michigan to the late Joseph and Dora (LaValley) Bebo.  Joe grew up in the Forest Lake and fell in love with the outdoors.  He married Geraldine Louise Fulcher in 1957 and together they had three daughters.  Joe and Geraldine moved to Kenosha, Wisconsin for work and to raise their family.  He worked as a mechanic and bus driver before getting hired at American Motors for ten years.  After returning to the UP, Joe became a Police Officer for the City of Munising.  He put his heart into being an officer and wanted to be fair and just with all he did.  Years later, he also worked security for Kewadian Casino in Christmas.  Joe was a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Chippewa Tribe and was proud of his Native American heritage. Joe loved fishing, hunting, and gardening.  He took his passion for the outdoors and lived a self-sustaining life off the land.  He would can his own vegetables, bake bread, and enjoyed cutting and stacking firewood.

Joe is survived by his three daughters – Cherri (Keith) Wachter of Munising, Cathy (Jay) Dunn of Rockford, MI, and Joanne (David) Dahlke of Appleton, WI; grandchildren – David (Nichole) Wachter, Brent Wachter, and Brian Wachter, Whitney (Marvin Anaya) Dunn, Amy (Ray) Dunn, Coltin (Tiffany) Dahlke, Christopher Dahlke, and Connor Dahlke; and eight great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Dora.

Visitation will be on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at the Bowerman Funeral Home from 9:00 until 11:00 a.m.  Pastor Paul Kelto will conduct Joe’s memorial service at the funeral home at 11:00 a.m.

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Saturday, September 21, 2019

9:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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Saturday, September 21, 2019

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