Belden "Bill" Besse

February 17, 1948 ~ February 3, 2020 (age 71)


Belden “Bill” Besse II, 71, of Findlay, Ohio passed away Monday, February 3, 2020 at the Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay.

Bill was born on February 17, 1948 to the late Belden and Frances (Milner) Besse. He married Sharon Long on January 26, 1980 and she survives in Findlay. Bill is also survived by his children: Tiare (Robert) LaRiche of Findlay, Donald (Rita) Taylor of Lafayette, Tennessee and Clayton (Kahlia) Besse of Acworth, Georgia; grandchildren: Justin LaRiche, Bryce Taylor, Amber and Ryan LaRiche, Kerrigan Besse, Morgan Taylor, Kaitlyn McCafferty, Kylar, Kinkyad and Knox Besse; 4 great-grandchildren; a sister Dr. Ellen Callis and brother Dr. Thomas Besse. He was preceded in death by a brother David Besse.

Bill was a salesman in the health care industry and an avid collector of various items. He was also an avid reader and movie watcher. He loved all sports, especially cheering on the New York Yankees and loved dressing in fun shirts and ties. Bill was a family man, he truly loved his family, especially when his grandchildren came to visit. He always had a piece of chocolate in hands reach to hand out to anyone who came by.

Per Bill’s request services will be private.

Memorial contributions may be gifted in Bill’s honor to Home away from Home, 2213 Cherry St., Toledo, Ohio 43608

Arrangements have been entrusted with the Hanneman Funeral Home, Findlay.

Online condolences, as well as a fond memory maybe sent to Bill’s family by visiting


Full obituary will be published soon.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Belden "Bill" Besse, please visit our floral store.


You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or by planting a memorial tree in the memory of Belden "Bill" Besse
© 2020 Hanneman Family Funeral Homes & Crematory. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA