Funeral services for John J. Beldin, 83 year-old retired railroader, who died July 29, at his home, 2403 North Depot street, will be held at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, August 3, at Snodgrass funeral home with the Rev. Floyd White officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic cemetery.

He was born in Ross Grove, DeKalb county, Illinois, March 10, 1861, and had resided in La Grande for the past 55 years. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church and Union Pacific Old Timers Club.

Besides his widow, Helena Beldin and one son, C. F. Beldin of La Grande, survivors include one foster daughter, Helen Sandoz of Portland, a brother, George F. Beldin of La Grande and other relatives.

La Grande Evening Observer, August 1, 1944, Page 5
Contributed by: Sue Wells