~ IN MEMORY ~
Dr. Roger James Beldt
June 11, 1948 - July 16, 2012
Notification of the passing of NWA/DL pilot Dr. Roger J. Beldt, age 64. Dr. Beldt hired on with Northwest 02-06-1978. To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at
Survived by his wife Gisele personal condolences may be sent to the family at
3895 Sandprint Drive, Destin FL 32541-3214 ... (850) 837-1816
Dr. Roger James Beldt (1948 - 2012)
Dr. Roger James Beldt, 64, of Destin, Fla., passed away peacefully in his home on July 15, 2012.
Roger was a graduate of the University of Florida and Emory University School of Dentistry. He was an accomplished pharmacist, dentist and spent most of his life working as a commercial airline pilot, most recently for Northwest Airlines/Delta. He was a member of Destin United Methodist Church.
Roger was born June 11, 1948 in Freeport, Ill., the son of the late Raymond E. Beldt and Gladys Rust Beldt.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 18, at 2 p.m. at Destin United Methodist Church with the Rev. Barry Carpenter officiating. The family will receive visitors beginning at 1 p.m.
Roger was preceded in death by his mother, Gladys Beldt; and his father, Raymond E. Beldt. Roger is survived by his wife of 34 years, Gisele; daughter, Lindsey Beldt Alvarez (A.J.) of Tampa, Fla.; son, Bret A. Beldt (Megan) of Atlanta; brother, Richard E. Beldt of Cheyenne, Wyo.; and beloved feline friend, Hannah.
Rogers's true love was flying. He wanted to fly forever and a day.
We can now say he is well on his way . . . flying west.
Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted on line at http://www.mclaughlinmortuary.com/
.Published in Northwest Florida Daily News on July 17, 2012
Visitation: July 18, from 1:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Destin United Methodist Church
200 Beach Drive
Destin FL 32541