Andrew Bedegi, 71, died suddenly and unexpectedly October 21, 2020 in Riggins, Idaho. He was born June 16, 1949 in Spittal, Austria in a displaced persons camp after World War II. The Bedegi family had endured five long years in the DP camps of Europe. At six months old, the family was sponsored to go to America to begin a new life, in Nampa, Idaho. The Bedegi family arrived in Nampa on Christmas day, 1949. It was the most glorious Christmas for the family.
Andrew grew up in a family of four brothers with many camping and outdoor trips during his grade school and high school years in Nampa. He was a very good sportsman excelled at football and track.
After high school he became an apiarist, beekeeper, for many years. He especially liked the outdoors and an opportunity to work in the mines of central Idaho opened up for him to move to the mountains. He enjoyed hunting and especially fishing. His favorite was the Salmon River near Riggins. He bought himself a trailer and moved next to the river enjoying the steelhead fishing nearby.
With his mining experience he was able to move to Wyoming and get a job in the mining of the coal fields. There he met the love of his live, Sandra.
He is survived by his beloved wife Sandra, of Gillette, WY, brothers Laszlo J. Bedegi of New Meadows, ID, Peter Bedegi of CA and Paul Bedegi, of Eagle, ID; along with many friends, especially long-time friend Tom Anderson of Riggins, ID.
A Memorial Service to celebrate Andrew’s life will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, November 6, 2020 in the McCall Funeral Home, Heikkila Chapel, 155 S. Samson Trail, McCall, ID 83638. Following the services, a special committal will be held in Riggins at one of Andrew’s favorite places near the Salmon River.
A Memorial Service to celebrate Andrew's life will also be held in Gillette, WY, time, date and place will be announced when scheduled.
Online condolences may be left at www.mccallfunerals.com
Arrangements in care of McCall Funeral Home.
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