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Greg P. Bedel

Service Date: May 23, 2021
Visitation Info: Linnemann Funeral Homes Burlington
Interment Info: Mother of God Cemetery
Service Info: Linnemann Funeral Homes Burlington
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Gregory Paul Bedel “Greg”, 61, of Hebron, KY passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 16, 2021. He was born March 23, 1960 in Covington, KY to the late Edward and Rita Bedel. Greg was a loving family man with a huge heart; he always made his family a top priority. He was a proud father and grandfather, and being with them brought Greg true joy. Greg was a faithful man, he was a member of Crossroads Church in Florence, KY and he lived his life with Christian values. He enjoyed the outdoors, and he loved to ride his motorcycle. He enjoyed working on cars and doing projects around the house, especially the ones that would lead him to Menards, which was his favorite store. Greg enjoyed walking his granddogs with his daughters. He also liked to relax with a glass of Bourbon. Greg enjoyed playing Euchre and he would never turn down an all-you-can-eat fish buffet. He also enjoyed going to the beach with his family for summer vacations. Greg is survived by his loving children: Tony (Ashley) Bedel, Allie (Anthony) Gerken, and Megan (Jason) Pelgen, his loving friend and mother of his children: Sue Bedel, his cherished grandchildren: Esther and Solomon Bedel, his dear siblings: Cindy (Bernie) Dusing, Al (JR) Bedel, Ed Bedel, his identical twin, Gary Bedel MD, his beloved granddogs: Layla and Domino, and several other loving nieces, nephews, and friends. A visitation will be held for Greg on Sunday, May 23, 2021 from 12:00 PM until 3:00 PM at Linnemann Funeral Home, 1940 Burlington Pike, Burlington, KY 41005. A service will be held following the visitation at 3:00 PM at the Funeral Home. Greg will be laid to rest alongside his parents at the Mother of God Cemetery in Latonia, KY privately. In lieu of flowers, Greg’s family requests that memorial contributions be made to Crossroads Church at 828 Heights Blvd, Florence, KY 41042 in Greg’s honor.

Sunday
23
May
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Linnemann Funeral Homes Burlington

1940 Burlington Pike
BURLINGTON, KY 41005
Sunday
23
May
3:00 pm

Linnemann Funeral Homes Burlington

1940 Burlington Pike
BURLINGTON, KY 41005

Mother of God Cemetery

Address: 3125 Madison Ave Latonia, KY 41015
Thursday
1
January
12:00 am - 12:00 am

Greg P. Bedel


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Prayers for the Family

Prayers for the peace that surpasses understanding. Beautiful family. God bless, Mere (Meredith Easton)


To D with all my love

Dad, you are literally half the reason I am the woman I am today. Everything from my love of hiking and spaghetti, to my constant need to be around my family came from you. I loved sharing so many things with you, like music and stargazing, and I wish we could’ve done more photography together. You had an amazing eye with the camera. You weren’t just my Dad, you were my best friend. I loved you with all of my heart and I always will. You and Mom were the best parents my siblings and I could’ve ever asked for. You both are the epitome of what it truly means to be a parent, by always putting us first and loving us no matter what. I feel like I’ve lost half of myself, but I’m blessed to still have your clone here on this earth, to keep your memory, smile, and laughter alive. I love you, I love my family, and I love the life you’ve given me. All of me is because of you. I love you so much, and I know you will always be with me.


Dad

Throughout my life, you have been my Superman, the embodiment of strength, patience, and selfless, unconditional love. You were always there for my sisters and I, for anything from an afternoon spent together to a move 500 miles away. And you welcomed my wife and brothers-in-law into your life as if they were adopted sons and daughters. Nothing in this world meant more to you than your children and grandchildren. You of course also shared special relationships with friends and other family members. But the bond you shared with your twin brother is something truly special. You two knew each other beginning even before birth and shared so much of your lives with each other. I always laughed hardest and best when I was around you two. In a beautiful way, your humor, stories, and passion for family live on through your twin brother.

Most boys begin saying at a young age they want to be like their Dad when they grow up. That was certainly true of me; I wanted to be strong, have courage to try new things, and model a spirit of compassion for others, just like my Dad. And now, as a father myself, I still want to be like my Dad. When my kids see me, I want them to see strength, safety, peace, patience, fearlessness, laughter, and a love that transcends any love in this world with the lone exception of their mother. Those are all things my God blessed my sisters and I with in our father. I praise God that I got to know my Dad these past 33 years. It’s hard letting go of you, Pops, but I know and rest in the knowledge that you are now home, with your Lord and Savior. Thank you God for my Superman – my Dad – and the light he brought to this dark world.

All my love, Tony


Friend

Greg’s laugh will be with me forever. Our paths go back to St Augustine as children growing up serving mass and playing basketball together. My sympathies to all the family.


Uncle

Though it has been many years ago, for me, you were one of the two “fun uncls” that took us on long bike rides on hot sunny days that ended in shakes at the local drive up dairy bar. You and Gary brought us fishing which then made for endless stories both fish related and other. Despite being busy with your own lives you entertained Mike and I with ball tossing, holiday humor, dnd joy rides and so much more. Your friendship and deep devotion to family never left us without stories of laughter and foolishness. I remember visiting the “idiot” house but was always amazed at how smart “my uncle” was showing off the remote cara and other engineering like things in your room. I watched you grow and mature and become a man of deep conviction and peace, never without a smile and always deep love for your family. Your passing is oh, so soon. You will be missed my dear uncle. All our love and prayers to you and your family.


My D

D, you ARE and will always be my best friend! You brought out the best of me and are someone who I relate to on a deeper level than anyone else! I am truly going to be without a piece of myself without you! I will never stop reminding Esther and Solomon and future grandkids of their pawpaw. I cannot imagine a better, more intentional, whole hearted, generous, loving and serving dad. All I ever wanted to do was be like you in every way! I only hope to be a fraction of the parent I had in you! I love you with everything! Love love love, Allie


Love Jenna

Greg, my amazing dearest Uncle Greg, second father- literally my Godfather.. gone way too soon. I love you so very much. This is a deep pain, a terrible loss I will never understand. I am at peace knowing the Lord welcomed you into his golden gates. I’m so very thankful for the time, laughter and memories with you. I’m blessed to have so many memories with you and your children. You were always a phone call away, and your hugs were cure alls. You had an infectious laugh and the greatest smile that will forever be in my memory. From the bottom of my broken heart, I love you, I always, always will. Love, Jenna


With love, from Rica

I want to start by saying that I love you. You are my fathers twin and with that, you have become a second father figure to me during my life. You and Dad have taught me what it means to be a sibling. Seeing this intense bond between you two that is completely unparalleled to any friendship I’ve ever seen is truly remarkable. You and Sue have taught me what a co-parent relationship should look like and it has been extremely admirable to witness over the years. Your partnership with Sue is what every parent should strive for. You both have always wanted the best for Tony, Allie, and Megan and never let anything get in the way of that. You have taught me how to fight when the odds are against me. You overcame illness and traveled to Gulf Shores to celebrate life; with your brothers of course. You taught me what it means to value family over everything. You do everything for your family and I am so proud of you. You have raised incredible children that honor you, appreciate you, and love you with everything they have. You’re an incredible human being and I am honored to have the closeness that I do with you. Your smile lights up a room and your laughter fills me with joy. You will forever reside in my heart and I will always love you with each passing day.


To my friend

To my friend
I met Greg at UD August 1982 when I moved into the girl’s side of the “Idiot” house in the Ghetto. He became my friend, my boyfriend and my husband. Thank you Greg for giving me our three beautiful children and for staying my friend through the years. I loved being parents and grandparents together…so much joy!! I will continue our work with our family and your grand babies now and in the future will know their Pawpaw. I love you, Sue


From Tim – A friend forever

I met Greg way back in 1979, when I was a transfer student from NJ. Greg, was in my Univ. of Dayton dorm building and his humor and energy really made me feel at home. Later we became housemates in the infamous “Idiot” house (complete with fraternity style letters). As you can see from the pictures, he reveled in the house parties and events we would hold there. I had the most fun of my life with Greg and these crazy bunch of young men and women “Idiots” – back in Dayton. We even had had a few reunions and get togethers over the years – both in NY and Dayton. Every time it was like coming home again. I miss seeing my friends, but now I will miss even more not seeing Greg’s smile, boisterous laugh, and enjoy his playful spirit. Greg was taken from us way too soon, but I am comforted knowing he is with his God, and that he is watching over us. Rest in peace my friend.

Tim O’Connor


My friend Big G from Regina a.k.a Gmoney (Meyer Tool)

I truly miss u my friend u always stayed true and honest with me I never saw u get angry or mad u never took sides u was cool with everybody I will always remember our saying (not at this time) that would always make me laugh u are gone really too soon but I guess God knows what’s best my condolences to the family and I will always keep u in my thoughts and memories my friend Greg a.k.a Big G.


from Gary

Just a note of support for everyone as we struggle through this most difficult ordeal. Greg enriched our world, touched each of us in a way no other could. He embraced Love Life and Family in all he did. His memory will live in each of us for all time. I remain Forever Blessed by God’s handiwork to have had Greg by my side as my One Unconditional Life Partner since our simultaneous birth 61 years ago. He has been my Fortress my Rock my Beacon my Guiding Light my Compass my North Star. He has Always provided me a comfortable ride despite the obligatory tough terrain and rugged landscape encountered while navigating Life’s Highway. Despite all this we have maintained our focus on the destination while living in the journey. Greg has provided all of us with a deep sense of Family, a never-ending Fountain of Love which will Never run dry. God now garnishes him with wings of gold, he is wrapped in Light. Greg was taken from us way too soon but I remain sincerely thankful for the precious time we were provided. I will forever Love Admire and Respect this Mountain of a Man.


From Cindy

Oh Greg we will all miss you greatly. We still don’t know why, and probably never will. We all must live now and count on our memories with you and of you. May you Rest In Peace Greg. Our love to you always.


Remembering Greg

So very sorry for all the family. I will always remember him for the times he and Gary switched places. Sending love and hugs to all the Bedel’s. Jeannie Jaeggi