John Beld

Obituary of John W Beld

John W. Beld, 81, of North Port, FL and formerly of Louisville, KY passed away on May 13, 2023. He was born on November 1, 1941, in Louisville, KY to his parents John E. and Frances L. Beld. He was a beloved husband, brother, father, and grandfather. John graduated with a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Louisville’s JB Speed School of Engineering. During his education he did a summer internship with NASA for the Apollo Missions. He was always very intrigued with the space program. Joh was instrumental in helping to develop a state-of-the-art incubator for infants at Infacare Inc. in the early 1970’s. He was an entrepreneur and created several businesses throughout his life. He and Donalee retired to Florida in 2017.

John is survived by his wife, Donalee Marilyn Beld of North Port, FL; son, Thomas (Lisa) Beld of Draper, UT; Machelle (Robert) Button of Crestwood Key and Heather Bishop of Sarasota, FL; granddaughters, Britanni Tutt of Grapevine, TX, Hunter Merrell of Salem, UT, Brooke Bishop of Punta Gorda, FL, Aubryn Beld of Colorado Springs, CO, Caroline Beld of Salt Lake City, UT; grandsons, Colt Button of Rebury, ID and Cody Bishop of Sarasota, FL, John Evan Beld of Draper, UT; greatgrandchildren, Harlow Tutt, Sloan Tutt, Kai Murrell, Leo Merrell, Paisley Merrell, Gunner Button, Ranger Button, and Victoria Gilligan; and sister Rebecca Beld of Louisville, KY.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Farley Funeral Home in North Port is in charge of arrangements.

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Funeral Service

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday, May 18, 2023
Farley Funeral Home and Crematory-North Port
5900 S Biscayne Drive
North Port, Florida, United States


2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday, May 18, 2023
Venice Memorial Gardens
1950 Center Road
Venice, Florida, United States
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