Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Beachs in:
 • Memorial Cemetery
 • Le Mars
 • Plymouth County
 • Iowa
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
John William Beach, Sr
Learn about upgrading this memorial...
Birth: Sep. 2, 1897
Spink
Union County
South Dakota, USA
Death: Nov. 24, 1977
Le Mars
Plymouth County
Iowa, USA

John W. Beach, 80, who lived in Le Mars since 1947, died unexpectedly on Thanksgiving day at his home, 301 6th Ave. SW.

He was born Sept. 2, 1897, near Spink, S.D., to Joseph and Elizabeth Beach. He lived there as a child then moved to Akron and later to Brunsville. He moved in Le Mars in 1974 and had worked until his retirement as a general laborer.

He was preceded in death by his four wives, Sarah Davis in 1936; Doris Pearson, 1942; Gladieth Franke, 1948 and Rita Duxberry, 1967. He was also preceded in death by two sons, Marlowe and Delbert.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Mauer funeral chapel with Rev. Ray Jennings of the Nazarene church in Le Mars officiating. Burial will be in Le Mars Memorial cemetery under direction of the Mauer funeral home.

Survivors are four sons, John W. Beach, Jr., Le Mars; Robert Leo Lux, California; Gary Lee Beach, Emmettsburg, and Michael Beach, Des Moines; three daughters, Mrs. Andrew (Darlene) VanVoorst and Mrs. Leslie (Eilene) Sanow, both of Le Mars and Mrs. Forrest (Dorothy) Martin, Rock Rapids; 22 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.

 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Joseph Martin Beach (1852 - 1931)
  Mary Elizabeth Taylor Beach (1863 - 1930)
 
 Spouses:
  Doris June Pearson Beach (1915 - 1942)*
  Sarah Mae Davis Beach (1906 - 1937)*
  Rita L Duxberry Beach (1924 - 1968)*
 
 Children:
  John William Beach (1925 - 2007)*
  Darlene M Beach Van Voorst (1928 - 2008)*
  Eilene J Beach Sanow (1929 - 1997)*
 
 Siblings:
  Carrie Belle Harkness (1877 - 1966)*
  Bertha Beach Hambright-Carpenter (1896 - 1978)*
  John William Beach (1897 - 1977)
  George Martin Beach (1899 - 1982)*
  Lottie Irene Beach Coleman (1904 - 1990)*
  Viva L.. Beach Jack (1906 - 1979)*
  Leo Elmer Beach (1908 - 1975)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: John Married Sadie M. Davis on May 30, 1923 in Elk Point, SD
 
Burial:
Memorial Cemetery
Le Mars
Plymouth County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Block 11-C
 
Created by: Michael Tighe
Record added: Dec 21, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 63176495
John William Beach, Sr
Added by: Michael Tighe
 
John William Beach, Sr
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Paula Curcio
 
 
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- Troll's Bridge
 Added: Aug. 1, 2012
 
 
 Advertisement

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service