Todd J. Beatty, age 51, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, January 22, 2023. He was born on February 20, 1971 in Richland Center, to Buzz and Jean (Longseth) Beatty. Todd graduated from Richland Center High School in 1989. He and his former spouse, Jacki (Faber) Heideman had 2 children together, Alyssa (24) and Nicholas (21), who he adored. He proudly served in the United States Army with the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment in the Persian Gulf War and received many awards including the bronze star. He enjoyed fishing, hunting for morel mushrooms, supporting Wisconsin sports, and listening to music. He was a great storyteller with a one-of-a-kind sense of humor. Todd is survived by his 2 children; his father, Buzz; his sisters, Sally (Jerry) Zogg and Vickie (Dan) Hopkins; his brother, Brian (Leanne) Beatty; many nieces and nephews including great nieces and nephews, and his furry friend Billy. He was preceded in death by his mother, Jean Beatty; and his brother, Gary Beatty. A memorial gathering will be held at Stafford Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 from noon – 3:00 P.M. followed by Final Salute and Military Services held by the Local Veterans Military Memorial Honors Unit. Wearing Wisconsin sports attire to the memorial is encouraged. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Todd’s children. Pink Floyd said it best Dad – we wish you were here. Online condolences available at www.staffordfuneralhomes.com. The Stafford Funeral Home in Richland Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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