||AXEL BELLINGHOVEN, Homeroom Treasurer 4.
Bellinghoven, 76, of Fredericksburg, Virginia, passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017 at his
home. Axel was born January 28, 1942 in Berchtesgaden, Baveria, Germany.
Beloved son of Walter and Charlotte Louise nee Moschansky Bellinghoven. Beloved
step-son to Walter Beers. Beloved half-brother of Linda Beers Buie. Beloved
former husband of Sandra Levane nee Colton Bellinghoven, his high school sweetheart.
Loving father of: Michael W Bellinghoven, and David Wayne Bellinghoven. Loving
grandfather to seven grandchildren.
Axel grew up initially in Germany and met his father only once. His father was, a
Master Sergeant in the German Army during WWII, was captured by the Russians while he was
enroute home to see his family at the end of the war, and spent seven years in a Russian
POW prison camp. Upon his release, Axel's father Walter, visited his wife and son
just once. Axel met him in the kitchen of the place he and his mother lived at that
time. Axel's mother had moved on with her life in the years that Axel's father was
Axel's mother eventually married Staff Sergeant Walter Anthony Beers of the US Army and
emigrated to the United States settling in Arlington County, Virginia, where Axel attended
and graduated from Wakefield High School in 1960.
Axel served in the United States Air Force as a Radio Operator. After Axel separated
from the Air Force he made a career as a independent commercial sign painter.
Axel married Sandy and together they had two sons, Michael and David. Sadly their
marriage ended in divorce.
For many years Axel lived with his girlfriend Karen; their relationship ended after Axel
needed major medical assistance for a long-term illness, and was chiefly cared for by his
second son David.
Axel apparently died peacefully at his residence in Fredericksburg, Virginia in his sleep
overnight and was found by his son David.
Cremation pending with possible spreading of ashes at Treasure Island, Warren County,
Virginia; Axel's favorite fishing place.
Covenant Funeral Service