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Rev. John Bellar

Rev. John R Bellar

Tuesday, March 17th, 1925 - Wednesday, October 28th, 2020
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Obituary

Funeral services for Reverend John R. Bellar age 95 of Norfolk, NE will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at the Beemer Mennonite Church in Beemer, NE. Interment with Military Honors will be in the Beemer Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and will continue on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service, both at the church. Minnick Funeral Home in Wisner is assisting the family with the arrangements..

Masks will be required to be worn while attending the visitation and service at the church. The funeral service will be live streamed on the Minnick Funeral Service Inc facebook page at www.facebook.com/minnickfuneralserviceinc .

John passed away on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk, NE.

John R. Bellar was born March 17, 1925, to John K Bellar and Jenny (Schweitzer) Bellar on a farm five miles west of O’Neill, Nebraska. In 1935, the family moved to Leadville, Colorado, where John finished his schooling. In March of 1943, he entered World War II, joining The United States Navy. He served in the Pacific until the war ended. After being discharged in 1946 from the Navy, he went to Broken Bow where he worked for Custer County Sand and Gravel. In 1950, he went to Indianapolis, Indiana to work for Aero May Flower, driving and moving people all over the United States until 1953. He then moved to West Point, Nebraska, and married Delores Oswald, February 14, 1954, at the Beemer Mennonite Church. God blessed their union with three boys; John, Jay, and Jeff. He worked for Christensen Sand and Gravel of West Point for 14 years. During this time, he finished his bible school courses and became an ordained minister with The Assemblies of God. He pastored the Congregational Church in Beemer for 10 years. In 1968, he accepted the pastorship of The Walthill Assembly of God Church. The family moved to Walthill at this time. He pastored and also drove a school bus for Walthill Public Schools for 27 years. John and Delores retired and moved to Beemer in 1995. John then filled in for the Pender Assembly of God Church for two years. In 2003, he started to pastor the Baptist Church of Beemer, and continued for 10 years. In 2013, they moved to Norfolk to be closer to their sons. Reverend Bellar pastored churches in northeast Nebraska for 50 years, where he walked with many on the road to meet Jesus. He was a faith-filled warrior for Jesus Christ. Well done good and faithful servant!

Survivors include sons, John (Taryn) Bellar of Omaha, Jay (Lori) Bellar of Lincoln, and Jeff (Lorrie) Bellar of Norfolk; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; Brother and sister-in-law Dr Ralph (Gail) Bellar of Harper, Kansas.

Preceding John in death were his parents and spouse; Brothers Clayton, Floyd, Jim, Francis Bellar and their spouses; Sisters Evelyn Wagenfuehr, Ruth Sullivan, Doris Geist, Mary Geist, Millie Stutzman and their spouses.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, November 2nd, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Monday, November 2nd, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Beemer Mennonite Church
    Address
    327 Sherman St.
    BEEMER, NE 68716
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  • Second Visitation

    Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020 | 9:00am - 10:30am
    When
    Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020 9:00am - 10:30am
    Location
    Beemer Mennonite Church
    Address
    327 Sherman St.
    BEEMER, NE 68716
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  • Service

    Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020 | 10:30am
    When
    Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020 10:30am
    Location
    Beemer Mennonite Church
    Address
    327 Sherman St.
    BEEMER, NE 68716
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  • Interment

    Location
    Beemer Cemetery
    Address
    Address Not Available
    Beemer, NE
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Stan Miles

Posted at 11:34am

Jeff, John, Jay, and your families. My wife and I were sorry to hear about the loss of your father. We have no doubt that Rev John Bellar is in Heaven with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I have many memories of the sermons at the Assembly of God church in Walthill Nebraska. It is because of those sermons and his love for Jesus that we serve Him today as our Lord and Savior and look forward to the reunion in Heaven with John and our loved ones that have trusted in Jesus. This earth’s loss is Heavens gain. May God’s peace, comfort, and protection be upon you and your families during these end times on this earth. Love Stan and Lori Miles Keep your eyes on Jesus

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Don & Betty Dammast

Posted at 06:17pm
Jeff, John Jay & Families - We were so sorry to read of your father's passing. We first met him when we delivered Meals on Wheels to him on a number of occasions. We always enjoyed our visits with him each time we stopped there. He was also so friendly and appreciative. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.
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NSAA Staff & Board

Posted at 08:42am
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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Barb Conway

Posted at 09:20am
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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Chuck and Bette Dickison

Posted at 02:52am
Chuck and Bette Dickison are grateful to have met Rev. John as he participated in his granddaughter and our son's wedding in 2010 and delivered heartfelt words of encouragement to the young couple. He delivered strong, passionate, and memorable wisdom. Jen has always had extremely fond and loving memories of Grandpa John and Grandma Delores as they were both pillars to her while growing up. Being a twin himself, Jen always teased him that he was the reason that she had her own set of twins as he visited Houston to meet them when they were born. We wish God's comfort and blessings to his family and know he will be dearly missed as he joins Delores to meet his Heavenly Father.
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