Michael Beebe

Michael Allen Beebe

Sunday, August 17th, 1958 - Friday, August 23rd, 2019
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Michael A. Beebe, 61, of Independence, IA died on Friday August 23, 2019 at UW Health University Hospital in Madison, WI.

Michael was born on August 17, 1958 in Independence, IA the son of Paul D. and Merilyn L. (Payne) Beebe. He attended the Independence community schools and was a member of the 1977 graduating class. From a young age he learned a strong work ethic; while in school he was a member of the Boy Scouts of America and earned the honor of becoming an Eagle Scout before graduating high school. In 1979 he received an Associate of Science Degree in marketing from Hawkeye Tech in Waterloo, IA. While at Hawkeye Tech he was a member of the Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA). He worked for many years at the Fareway Grocery Store in Independence and entered their management program. Fareway transferred him to different stores throughout Iowa including Waverly, Marshalltown, and Osceola (Assistant Manager). Kimberly and Michael met while volunteering together with adults with disabilities. He married Kimberly A. Summers on July 23, 1988 at the First United Methodist Church in Marshalltown, IA. They made their home in Independence, IA in 1992 when Michael accepted a job as a Sales Representative with Tombstone Pizza/Nestle USA.

Michael was an avid outdoorsman, loved to go fly fishing, and camping with his family. He also shared his passion for the outdoors with his sons and all the members of Boy Scouts of America, Troop 47. His faith in God was an important part of his life and he was very active in his church with different ministries. He served on the board of directors for the Backbone Area Youth for Christ. For over a decade, he helped organize Christian Concerts that were held at the Independence High School. Michael served with two different prison ministry groups: Returning Hearts at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola and with the Living Last Supper at the Correctional Facility for Women in Mitchellville, IA.

He is survived by his wife, Kimberly Beebe, Independence, IA, two sons; Joshua Beebe, Gainesville, GA, and Matthew Beebe, Waukee, IA, two sisters Diane (Glenn) West, Wiesbaden, Germany, and Kathryn, Beebe, Woodstock, IL, two brothers Bret Beebe, Independence, IA, and Jon (Wendy) Beebe, Independence, IA, many nieces and nephews, and two great nieces.

Michael is preceded in death by his parents Paul and Merilyn Beebe, and an infant sister Nancy Ann Beebe.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, August 29, 2019, at the Hope Wesleyan Church in Independence, IA, with Rev. Robert Solon presiding. Burial will be held at Wilson Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 PM until 8 PM on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at the Reiff Family Center in Independence, IA.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Reiff Family Center - Independence
    216 3rd Ave SE
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  • Service

    Thursday, August 29th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Thursday, August 29th, 2019 10:30am
    Hope Wesleyan Church
    505 4th Ave NE
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    Rev. Bob Solon
  • Interment

    Wilson Cemetery
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Gary F. Wilson

Posted at 02:06pm
Kimberly and family.
I am so sorry to hear about Michael. We don't get the paper so we didn't know of his death. We would have been at his funeral if we had known. My heart and prayers go out to you. I had a love for your family, for your Christian faith and love. It really showed!
Michael was so cheerful and inviting, and I will miss his smile. I know that he is smiling down on us all from heaven. WE WILL SEE HIM AGAIN...PRAISE GOD!

Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you.
God bless you and your family.

Gary F. Wilson

Billie Jo tonn

Posted at 11:10am
To The Beebe Family,
So sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed visiting with Michael when he was out and about with his job delivering. He always had a big smile on is face, and had a kind word to say.. Wishing you peace and healing during this difficult time..God bless, Billie Jo

Connie Hamilton

Posted at 10:21am
Michael is a sweet honest, courageous man that I had the privilege to know only for only a short time. He was a devoted Christian, husband, father and brother who loved his family, and friends. He loves God, has a strong faith and now is with him. Peace and sympathies to his beloved wife, Kimberly, sons, family and friends.

David Larson

Posted at 12:03am
Mike was a GREAT family man.....Great worker,,EXCELLENt laborfor the work for Jesus Christ, Prayer to yo all your family, He will be missed. Loves and Hugs to you all

Dixie Hansen

Posted at 10:43pm
Mike was involved within his community through many ways (including Boys Scouts, Band Boosters, Sports Parent, along with Church programs). He will be missed by many family and friends. I have known him, Kimberly (as well one of his sons- Joshua) for many years. Prayers for Kimberly, Joshua, Matthew as well his whole family during this time of grieving.

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