David L. Beals

March 15, 2021

David L. Beals, 75, of rural Michigantown, Ind., died March 15, 2021 unexpectedly at his home.  He was born October 9, 1945 in Hamilton County, Ind. to John & Evelyn (Shelley) Beals.  He married Linda (Unroe) Oberhoulser on June 15, 1974 and she preceded him in death on December 30, 2008.

David was a 1963 graduate of Frankfort High School and a graduate of Indiana Business College.  He retired from ADM in Frankfort after working over 40 years.  He was a long-time member of the Hope United Methodist Church before becoming a member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church.  He was involved in church league softball, and long-time member of the Fun Time Band.  He was also a long-time Frankfort High School videographer for the boys & girls Hot Dog Basketball teams. David enjoyed fishing, golfing, woodworking, gardening, traveling and loved his dog, Daisy Mae.


The funeral service will be live-streamed at 10 a.m. Friday, March 19, 2021.  To participate, click the link below:


Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, March 18, 2021 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Funeral Service will be 10 a.m. Friday, March 19, 2021 at the funeral home. This service will be live-streamed. To participate, please follow the link on our website. Entombment will be in Clinton County Mausoleum in Green Lawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Matthew United Methodist Church, 1951 Wilshire Dr., Frankfort, IN 46041. Out of respect for the health, safety, and comfort of all in attendance, guests will be expected to adhere to current CDC guidelines regarding appropriate social distancing and the wearing of masks.

Survived by:

Daughter: Shelley (Ryan) Perlee of rural Michigantown, Step-Son: Andrew Oberhoulser, Sister: Patricia Ireland of Indianapolis, Nephew: Brian Beals, whom he treated as a son, 7 Grandchildren: Austin (Conner Pierce) Perlee of Muncie, Kade Perlee of rural Michigantown, Joshua Jackson of San Diego, CA, Jake Jackson of Frankfort, Brittney (Reece Mennen) Milner of rural Frankfort, Blake (Kynsey) Milner of Stockwell and Tobin Oberhoulser of Illinois and 8 Great Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a step-daughter, Jane Ann Oberhoulser in 2011 and 2 brothers, Robert Beals and James Beals.


Leave your Condolences

20 Condolences for “David L. Beals”

  1. Joyce Byers March 16, 2021 at 4:23 pm

    So sorry to hear of David’s passing. He was such a nice man & friendly to everyone he met. I’m glad he was part of the Hoffman family. Prayers & thoughts for Shelley & his remaining loved ones. Joyce McMath Byers

  2. Erilda & Ron Coleman March 17, 2021 at 7:35 am

    Dearest Shelley & Family,
    We were so very sorry to hear of your loss. Dave was a great friend all the way through school & life. He will be missed by many. He had a heart for missions and loved you and your family very much. He was such a caring and giving guy.
    Keeping you in our prayers for strength and comfort. He will always be in your heart. God Bless – Ron & Erilda – Foley, AL

  3. Patty Zink March 17, 2021 at 8:48 am

    I am so sorry for the loss of David. I will miss seeing him at church and our class breakfasts.

  4. Andrea Shriver March 17, 2021 at 9:19 am

    So sad to hear of my classmate & friend’s death. Such a good guy & Family man. He will be missed by his family & his dog.

  5. William H Tankersley March 17, 2021 at 9:53 am

    Dave was a good and well liked FSHS class member of mine. He attended many of our annual reunions we had here in Florida. My condolences go out to his family.

    Bill Tankersley

  6. Carol Harrison March 17, 2021 at 11:27 am

    Shelley & family – Was so sorry to hear of David’s passing. It has been a couple of years since I had ran into him and had a nice chat – we were reminiscing about highschool basketball, the spring vacation trip when he & your mom took a bunch of you girls out west, your Mom and Frito days (he always would make the rice krispie treat stuff out of corn flakes with green food coloring shaped into a wreath with red hot “holly berries” -my favorite treat) . Your dad was a very kind, soft spoken and caring man. I never heard him say an unkind word, gossip about anyone, raise his voice or lose his temper. I know you will miss him terribly. Someone told me this when my father died and it made me smile, “HIS LAST BREATH ON EARTH WAS HIS FIRST BREATH IN HEAVEN”. Prayers to you & the family – Carol Harrison

  7. Linda Miller March 17, 2021 at 11:50 am

    So sorry to hear about the passing of David. We had such a good time going out to eat after band practice. We will really miss him. He was such a good guy. I will not be able to attend his funeral because I am in Florida.
    Linda Miller

  8. Harold & Kathy Lashbrook March 17, 2021 at 12:21 pm

    Sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. Such a good guy. Always had a smile.

  9. Iris K. Kingma March 17, 2021 at 2:40 pm

    So sorry to hear of your los. He was such a nice man. Prayers for your family.

  10. Kenny and Sally Mitchell March 17, 2021 at 2:41 pm

    Sorry for your loss prayers for the family at this difficult time.

  11. Susan Davis March 17, 2021 at 3:16 pm

    Shelley and Andy, I am so sorry for your loss. David was a really Nice man and he will definitely be missed. Hugs to both of you.

  12. Susie Brock March 17, 2021 at 3:31 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. David will be deeply missed by all who knew him. We all attended EUB church together for years before it became Hope United Methodist. David was such a good and caring person, every time I saw him, he never failed to ask how my mom was, and the rest of the family. Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. The Fisher family ( Esther, Jeff, Susie, Joylene, and Beverly)

  13. Janice Bradshaw Crouch March 17, 2021 at 6:11 pm

    Shelley and Family,

    Cleo and the Bradshaw family sends our deepest condolences at the loss of your Dad. You will be in our prayers during this difficult time. May God grant you comfort, and cherish the memories you have in your heart.

  14. Sarah Brown March 17, 2021 at 7:02 pm

    So sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. He was such a kind and friendly person and always had a smile on his face. We went to the same church when we were in grade school and high school. It was always a pleasure to see him and Linda at the Class of ‘59 reunions and lunches. Deepest sympathies to his family.

  15. John & Connie Milholland March 18, 2021 at 12:20 pm

    Shelley and Andy, We were so sorry to hear about Dave. He was such a kind and caring man. We have many fond memories of him and your mom…..Hot Dog games, parties and the special cakes. Will always remember his kindness and warm smile. We are in Florida and regret we cannot attend his service. Prayers to you and your families.

  16. Tim & Erin Sullivan March 18, 2021 at 1:58 pm

    So sorry to hear about the family’s loss. We know his Grandson Tobin and his Great Grand Daughter, we know he must have been a man of great character which he passed down to Tobin and Char. Our prayers are with the entire family.

  17. Rob Heimbach March 18, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    So sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. He was a great friend to my mom and dad. Was there to support them when needed. I have fond childhood memories of Hope Church and the friendships that were made. Those memories all include the Beals family. My condolences to the family.

  18. Judy Schilling March 20, 2021 at 12:18 pm

    A beautiful service. Thank you so much for making it available to those of us who couldn’t be there in person. The wonderful poem brings a new meaning to the crosses David sent me just a few weeks ago. Besides my own family members, I shared them with others including clients of an organization where I volunteer. It is called Angel Reach and ministers to young people who have aged out of foster care and are homeless. I think David would be happy knowing that these young people will benefit from his talent, giving them something positive to cling to. Something they haven’t experienced much in their lives. David and I are “cousins-in-law”. Our spouses (who went before us) were very close. We all shared special family moments and memories. Even after our spouses reunited in heaven, David and Daisy Mae would drive from Indiana to Oklahoma to share Thanksgiving at our cabin. He would sit by the campfire and whittle for hours. The eternal chain, candle sticks, so many items. He made one of the canes for my husband who suffered with ALS. I treasure that and used it myself a couple of years ago. I could go on and on but reverend said it best. David will continue to walk with us who loved him.

    Hugs and prayers for Shelley, Ryan, Austin and Kade

  19. Marilyn Lenhary March 23, 2021 at 9:23 am

    I am so sorry to lose another friend. David has been very active in the class of ‘59. We will miss him. You have my condolences.
    Marilyn Hazel Lenhart

  20. Shan Sheridan March 23, 2021 at 9:25 pm

    Very sorry to hear about David! What a wonderful, generous genuine person! Prayers for peace and comfort! He is enjoying Glory for sure!

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