|Birth: ||Nov. 18, 1929|
|Death: ||Sep. 24, 2016|
Obituary of Bartie Beek
Bartie Beek, Jr., only son of Bartie Beek, Sr. and Grace (Kruger) Beek, was born November 18, 1929 in Sheldon, IA. Bartie spent his early years in the George, IA area. At the age of 6, he moved with his parents to a farm between Sibley, IA and Melvin, IA. He began his education at a country school in Goewey Township, eventually graduating from Melvin High School in Melvin, IA.
On February 7, 1950, Bartie was united in marriage to Alice Carol Benz at First English Lutheran Church in Spencer, IA. The couple farmed together near Melvin where they raised their five children: Danny, Kathy, David, Leisa, and Michael. Agriculture was Bartie's life-blood; he thoroughly enjoyed all things growing, the changing seasons and the challenges that came with them. He was a life-long member of the American Lutheran Church in Melvin where he served as a council member.
In February of 2001, Bartie and Alice left the farm, relocating to Sibley, IA to take life a little easier. Alice passed away on August 5, 2002. Bartie continued living in Sibley until entering the Sibley Rehab and Nursing Home in September of 2013, where he passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at the age of 86.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Bartie Sr., and Grace; his beloved wife, Alice; three sisters in infancy; and his grandson, Scott William Beek.
Thankful for having shared his life are his children: Danny (Darla) Beek, Kathy (Ron) Wynja all of Melvin, IA, David (Judy) Beek of Sibley, IA, Leisa (Michael) Mayer of Lake City, IA, and Michael Beek of Phoenix, AZ; eight grandchildren: Amy Beek of Sioux Fall, SD, Kevin (Juile) Wynja of Dell Rapids, SD, Kami (Christopher) Schulz of Denison, IA, Nicole (Brandon) Axdahl of Sioux Rapids, IA, Kristin (Dave) Pedley of Ocheyedan, IA, Nate (Angie) Mayer of Melvin, IA, Jessica Mayer of Los Angeles, CA, and Jacob Mayer of Tempe, AZ; 13 great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews other relatives and friends.
Celebration of Life
Bartie Beek, Jr.
Born ~ November 18, 1929
Died ~ September 24, 2016
Age ~ 86 years 10 months 6 days
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
American Lutheran Church
Clergy ~ Pastor Barbara Kopperud
Organist ~ Fay Schall
Processional ~ "On Eagle's Wings" #779 WOV
"Abide With Me" #272
Recessional ~ "How Great Thou Art" #532
Kevin Wynja Christopher Schulz Brandon Axdahl
Dave Pedley Nate Mayer Jacob Mayer
Harold and Judy Riemersma
Baker Township Cemetery
(Prior to the service)
Bartie Beek (1897 - 1985)
Grace Kruger Beek (1898 - 1979)
Alice Carol Benz Beek (1931 - 2002)
'Parents of Danny, Kathy, David, Leisa, Michael'
Note: Still living
Baker Township Cemetery
Plot: Row 5 NtoS, WtoE Plot 12 South section
Created by: Nancy Lawson
Record added: Aug 11, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20895875
Bartie Beek Jr.SIBLEY, Iowa | Bartie Beek Jr., 86, of Sibley, died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at Sibley Specialty Care Center in Sibley...............................................Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at American Lutheran Church in Me...(Read more)|
Added: Sep. 26, 2016