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Dick Beemer

August 31, 1931 April 4, 2018
Dick Beemer
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Obituary for Dick Beemer

Graveside Memorial Services for Richard "Dick" Dee Beemer, who passed away April 4, 2018 in Corning, Iowa, will be held Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 2 PM at the Washington Cemetery in Gravity, Iowa. Casual dress is requested by the family. Memorials of the donor's choice may be given in his name. Cummings Family Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements for Mr. Beemer. Memories and Condolences may be shared with the family at under Obituaries.

Dick Beemer was born August 21, 1931 on a farm in Taylor County, Iowa. He was the second son of Hudson Dewey and Mary Ellen (Garrett) Beemer. Dick attended his elementary school years in Taylor County country school and Prescott school. He attended high school in Gravity. Dick married his childhood sweetheart, Jean Akers, on December 23, 1947. Together they began a lifetime of farming east of Gravity. To this union two daughters, Dixie and Diane, were born.

In the early 1960's the family moved to Gravity and Dick worked as a parts man at the John Deere dealership and scale master at the Bedford Sale Barn while continuing to farm. While working at John Deere he enjoyed playing some spirited croquet matches at Bibbins park during his lunch hour. Dick also enjoyed "family get-togethers" and watching his grandchildren grow up. While living in Gravity Dick also served 30 years as mayor and a councilman.

Left to cherish the memories of a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather are his wife of 70 years Jean; daughter Diane (Scott) Sheffield of Gravity; grandchildren Troy (Jacque) Weeda, Kristie (Eric) Sapp, Cory (Carrie) Weeda all of Lee's Summit, Missouri; Todd (Jen) Sheffield of Pella, Iowa; Trent (Angie) Sheffield) of Albia, Iowa; Tracy (Jesse) Gerlits of Des Moines, Iowa; great-grandchildren Danielle (Mathew) Dey; Trey Weeda; Mikhayla Sapp and fiancé Ryan Land; Paige (Phillip) Maggio; Brianne Weeda; Katelyn Weeda; Travis Sheffield, Adam Sheffield, Olivia Sheffield, Brooklyn Sheffield, Jaden Gerlits and many other family and friends.

Preceding Dick in death were his parents Hudson and Mary, father and mother-in-law Frank and Jessie Akers; brother Dean; daughter Dixie and son-in-law Roy Weeda.

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Graveside Memorial Service




2:00 PM 4/14/2018 2:00:00 PM - 2:30 PM 4/14/2018 2:30:00 PM
Washington Cemetery

Gravity, IA

Washington Cemetery
Gravity IA
United States

Cemetery Details


Washington Cemetery Final Resting Place

Gravity, IA

Gravity IA
United States

Memorial Contribution

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be directed to:

the donor's choice in his name.

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