Karl Spencer Bessey

5/25/1957 ~ 8/12/2018

Karl Bessey Obit photoCropKarl Spencer Bessey, 61, of Ephraim died Sunday August 12, 2018 after a brave seven month battle with cancer. He was born May 25, 1957 in Mt Pleasant, the only son of Douglas Lee Bessey and Sibyl Olsen Bessey of Ephraim.In 1977 he married JoAnn “Lita” Loosle in Las Vegas, NV. They had 4 children together. In 2018 he remarried to Cathy Noel Werking at the Sanpete County Courthouse in Manti.
Karl was employed at Deer Creek Mine for 22 years where he was a certified electrician and fire boss and was well loved by his coworkers for his work ethic and sense of humor. Karl served his community and fellow workers as an EMT and first responder and was the first rescue crew member to reach the bodies of 27 miners who died in the Wilberg Mine fire of 1984. He brought out the first body recovered in the tragedy. Karl was a member of the United Mine Workers of America.
In his 40s Karl began a second career in marketing and cofounded Wealth Masters International, a wealth education company that impacted tens of thousands of people in over 100 countries. He later served as Chief Operating Officer of Lifestyle Design International, an online business education company.
He leaves behind his beloved wife Cathy and her children Lauren and Josh of Middletown, MD, his first daughter Jaqueline and her husband Jeff Lerner and their children Braxton, Jace, Jada, and Stella of Santa Clara, UT, his second daughter Rachel and her husband Mayk Wienkötter of Stuttgart, Germany, and his son Sean and his wife Katie and their children Joah and Smith of American Fork. He also leaves behind his mother Sibyl, his sister Lynda and her husband Jeff Gallagher of Las Vegas, NV and his sister Joan of Portland, OR. He was predeceased by his son Adam who passed away as an infant.
Karl loved sports and was a talented athlete as a youth. He had a true passion for the outdoors and was often found hunting, fishing, camping, or spending time “on the mountain.” He was much loved by his community and his home was always open to his “extended family” made up of his many dear friends. Among many remarkable traits, Karl was known for his habit of showing interest and kindness to strangers. He will be missed.
Funeral Services are planned for August 25th at Snow College Eccles Center for the Performing Arts, 300 E Center St, Ephraim. The family will receive visitors beginning at 10 am followed by a life celebration service at 11 am. Online condolence at rasmussenmortuary.com

9 Responses to “Karl Spencer Bessey”

  1. John Plummer says:

    I am very sorry to hear about the passing of my childhood friend. Karl was extremely talented in a variety of ways and was a born leader. My sincere condolences and best wishes to all his family.

  2. Dear Family it is with great sorrow we send this message as we have learned of Karls passing. He was a friend to many.May God be with you all at this time of sorrow

  3. Karl Spencer bessey says:

    Karl you will be missed you were a special friend and coworker Dennis A

  4. Mark Plummer says:

    So sorry to hear of Karl’s passing. He was such a vibrant man and I have fond memories of him growing up. I always admired his positive attitude and strong opinions. My deepest sympathies to his family.

  5. Russ Packham says:

    I only spent a brief amount of time with Karl, but there was something about him that made him seem like an old friend. He will be truly missed. My condolences to his family and friends.

  6. Chris & Julie Chojnowski says:

    It is with great sorrow to hear of Karl’s sudden passing. He was a true inspiration for us as we knew him from 2007 to 2010 as we travelled to several Wealth Masters events worldwide. His jovial personality was unmistakable and “true grit” all the way. He always made you feel at home wherever you were……Thank you Karl for your hard work and your continual upbeat attitude and undeniable leadership over the years…You will always be remembered.
    The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26

  7. Paul Larson says:

    I was saddened to hears of Karl’s passing. At Deer Creek he was one of the best. I enjoyed his friendship and sense of humor. Karl always worked hard, he just knew how to get things done easily and quickly. He was always a good friend to me and I will miss him.

  8. MH says:

    My deepest sympathy to the Bessey family. May you cherish the blessing he was in your lives and keep him close to your hearts and minds. Psalm 34:17,18

  9. Richard "Rit" Nuzzo says:

    My sincere sympathy to Karl’s family especially his wife Cathy who I got to know through Wealth Masters. They were a great loving couple and two of the finest people I met. May Karl rest in peace, and my hope is Cathy is well, and in time will remember the wonderful time they had together.

    Rit from Connecticut