Age 61, of Lansing; formerly of Ann Arbor, passed away July 24, 2015. He was born October 26, 1953, in Tucson, Arizona, to Willard and Michi (Endo) Beall. Despite his disabilities since birth, he graduated from Huron High School in Ann Arbor. Wesley became an advocate for the disabled and for epilepsy education to the public and to the State of Michigan Legislators. He was a strong University of Michigan football fan. Wesley appreciated classical music and natural beauty. He enjoyed playing chess and Uno, Canasta, Euchre. Wesley loved knock knock jokes and putting puzzles together.
He is survived by: his mother; one sister, Margaret Beall of Okemos, Michigan; one half-sister, Arlene Herndon of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; one half-sister Carolyn Beall of Louisville, Kentucky; three nieces: Hilary Beall of New York, New York, Arlene Kaczorek of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Carol Giuliani of Avon, Colorado; and two nephews: David Herndon of Pittsburgh and Jim Giuliani of West Bloomfield, Michigan. He was preceded in death by his father; one half-sister, Frances Giuliani; two half-brothers: Waverly Beall and Dale Beall; and one nephew, John Giuliani.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2016. It will begin at 10:30 a.m. at The Willows at Okemos, 4830 Central Park Drive. The chaplain of Compassus Hospice will say a few words, read the names of their patients that passed away during the last year, and present their families with flower bulbs. Refreshments will be served after the service.
Following the service at The Willows, friends and family of Wesley are invited to the home of Margaret Beall and Jan Christensen, 4178 Wabanigo Road in Okemos, for a casual lunch, which will be accompanied by a slide show and music, until 1:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Compassus Hospice and Palliative Care or to the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan.