Lance Bedini

Obituary of Lance Craig Bedini

Lance Craig Bedini, 72, of Urich, Missouri passed away Tuesday afternoon, February 11, 2020 at the Ellett Memorial Hospital in Appleton City, Mo. He was born December 23, 1947 in Lake County, Illinois, the son of Americo Anthony Bedini and Anna Mae (Meyer) Bedini. He was a graduate of the Buena Park High School in Buena Park, California; Waubonshee Community College in Sugar Grove, Illinois; and Rock Valley Community College in Rockford, Illinois. He was a member of the Oath Keepers, Guardians of the Republic and National Rifle Association. Lance enjoyed life. He lived all across the United States and various parts of the world. His favorite spot was Alaska. He was well rounded, jack of all trades. He was a self employed aircraft mechanic in Alaska, Illinois, Arizona, Tennessee and Missouri; a Registered Nurse in Illinois, Alaska and Arizona; a police officer in Illinois and Arizona; a carpenter in Colorado and Illinois; and a rancher and farmer in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana and Illinois. In his spare time he acquired his private pilot's license. Lance was a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving during the Vietnam War, stationed at the Takhli Air Base in Thailand. Surviving are four sons, Brendan Matthew Bedini (Erika), White Lake, Michigan, Brian Craig Bedini (Wendy), White Lake, Michigan, Brad Norman Bedini (Dusty), Goodrich, Michigan and Douglas John Bedini, Belvedere, Illinois; three daughters, Lisa Marie Bedini, Antioch, Illinois, Lynette Renee Johnson (Timothy), Sugar Grove, Illinois and Jennifer Lynn Gray (Scott), Plano, Illinois; his mother and stepfather, Anna Mae and John Cudahy, Campton Hills, Illinois; his faithful four legged companions, Gus and Trigger; and numerous friends. He was preceded in death by his father; one son, Daniel Patrick Bedini on February 9, 1979; and one sister, Robin Renee Bedini. Per Lance's wishes, he will be cremated and taken back "home" to Alaska. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. Condolences may be left online at
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