Fred Beguhl

September 14, 1935 ~ October 3, 2021 (age 86)


Freddie Lee Beguhl, age 86, of Jerome, died on Sunday, October 3, 2021 at St. Luke’s hospital in Twin Falls, Idaho due to complications with Covid. He was born September 14, 1935 to Herman Carl Beguhl and Mary Edith Smith in Caldwell.

Fred graduated from Caldwell High School, class of 1952. In 1953, he married his grade-school sweetheart, Alberta, at the Deer Flat Free Methodist Church. They celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary last August.

Fred worked on the Boise Project Board of Control and for Home Dairies, including playing on their softball team. In 1965, he jumped into the bowling-alley industry, purchasing Bulldog Lanes in Nampa, then Caldwell Bowl, then Reedsport Lanes, and finally Jerome Bowl in 1980. For 23 years, Jerome Bowl was a central part of the community, drawing crowds of all ages. Over the years, he bowled 13 perfect games.

In 2003, he and his wife retired, spending their new-found time traveling the world, patronizing the auctions, and collecting sports cards.

Fred was preceded in death by his siblings, Emil, Charles, Marvin, Mildred, Kenneth, and Dean; his son Butch; and his grandson, Andrew McFadden.

He is survived by his wife, Alberta Evelyn; daughters, Katherine Denise, Christie JoAnn, and Amber Noel; grandchildren, Stephen, April, Shauna, and Brandon; eight great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.

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