|Birth: ||Aug. 22, 1930|
|Death: ||May 6, 2010|
From the May 9, 2010 edition of the Dubuque Telegraph Herald
Flora Lue (Louise) Beecher, 79, of Ennoble Manor, was peacefully called home to join our Lord Thursday, May 6, 2010.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 10, at Resurrection Catholic Church, with the Rev. Steve Garner officiating. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. today at Hoffmann Schneider and Kitchen Funeral Home, 3860 Asbury Road, where there will be a parish scripture service at 6:30 p.m.
Flora was born on Aug. 22, 1930, in Tennyson, Wis., daughter of William and Bertha (Hinderman) Morgan. She married John "Jack" Beecher on June 2, 1952, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Dubuque; he preceded her in death on Feb. 14, 1967.
She worked at the former Farley and Loetscher Company, at Target, and at Beecher's Ice Cream Shop. However, her real devotion in life was raising her six children. She served as a den leader for the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. Flora was a member of Resurrection parish.
Her favorite pastimes were playing cards and board games. She was known to have a very inventive and winning Scrabble vocabulary. "Grandma Kitty," as she was known to her grandchildren, was also an accomplished painter. Her painted sleds were things of beauty.
Surviving are sons, Duane (JoAnne) and John (Claudia), both of Dubuque, Mike (Connie), Sedalia, Mo., Marty (Sandy), Okinawa, Japan, and Joe (Vicki), Oskaloosa, Iowa; a daughter, Chris (Tom) Baron, Joliet, Ill.; grandchildren, Tim (Molly), Jeff, Andy (Jen), Ed Beecher and Mary and Cole Beecher, all of Dubuque, Jonathan Beecher, Sedalia, Mo., Jennifer (Justin) Hubbs, Fremont, Neb., Kara (Josh) Weishaar, Coralville, Iowa, Katie and Josie Beecher, Oskaloosa, Mitchell and Bobby Baron, Joliet, and Matt, Meagan, Morgan, Madison, Michelle, Melody, and Molly Beecher of Okinawa; great-grandchildren Evan, Emily, Allison, Sam, Bailey, Madeline and Norah; and sisters, Dorothy Montag and Velma Jean VanOstrand, both of Dubuque.
She also was preceded in death by a grandson, Neil Beecher; sisters, Delores Flogel, Ella Mae Avernarius and Lorraine Cardy; and a brother, Bill.
Mount Calvary Cemetery
Created by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye
Record added: May 09, 2010
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