Obituary: Jonathan David Bekemeyer

Obituary: Jonathan David Bekemeyer, 67, longtime area resident, died July 13, 2023.

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Jonathan David Bekemeyer, age 67, passed away from a brief illness on July 13, 2023. Jon was born at West Orange Memorial Hospital in Winter Garden, Florida, to Fred and Mildred Bekemeyer. He was the youngest of four (4) children, Carol Ann Bekemeyer, Pam Bloodworth (Jerry) and Fred Bekemeyer (Gwen).

Jon attended Winter Garden Elementary and Dillard Street Elementary and graduated from Lakeview High School.

Jon received his Bachelor’s Degree in Theology and later received his Master’s Degree in Biblical Studies from Luther Rice Seminary. Jon started two (2) local churches, Fellowship Bible Church, in Metro West, and Grace Community Church, in Clermont, where he served as Pastor for 29-and-a-half years before retiring in July 2022.

In 2004, Jon and his wife, Amy, founded Family Matters of Central Florida. This nonprofit has assisted over one thousand (1,000) children and families in Lake County through its counseling and tutoring programs .

Services will be held at the Grace Community Church in Clermont, 14244 John’s Lake Road, Clermont, Florida 37411 at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 17, 2023. The family will be receiving guests at 10:30 a.m.

Donations to: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Family Matters of Central Florida (; or Family Matters of Central Florida, 387 Seminole St., Clermont, Florida 34711.

Arrangements by: Cremation Choices, Minneola.  (352) 394-8228.


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