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BEVING, Dick J. 1877-1951


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/27/2015 at 12:11:06

Pioneer Business Man Passed Away July 20

Funeral services were held on Monday at the Wellsburg Reformed church for Dick J. Beving, 73, who died suddenly Friday of a heart attack at his home in Wellsburg. Mr. Beving had suffered a stroke two years ago and had been in failing health since. Burial was in the Reformed church cemetery.

Dick J. Beving was born Sept. 6, 1877, in Grundy county and died at his home Friday, July 20. He was the oldest son of Jan and Margaretha Sents Beving. He attained the age of 73 years, 10 mo. and 14 days.

Dec. 13, 1905, the deceased was married to Miss Lena Boomgaarden. This union was blessed with five children. One daughter, Margaret, preceded her father in death in 1918.

Mr. Beving, altho born and raised on a farm, became a business man. This calling he followed faithfully until 1945. He began as an employee in the business career; first, in the elevator at Cleves, later in the hardware store in Wellsburg. In 1905 he began as a proprietor in business in the hardware line. Being a man of vision and initiative, he started to expand and felt the need of a partner to do efficient service. Fortunately, by contacting John Flessner, they entered into partnership in 1910, and carried on this enterprise with good measure of success. In 1945 the partnership was dissolved and Mr. Beving entered into retirement.

The departed was a member of the Wellsburg Reformed church, which he and Mrs. Beving joined Sept. 25, 1910. For 30 years he served as a Sunday School teacher; 13 years, as deacon; and 5 years as elder. On Sundays he was faithful in attendance at divine worship, and in later years to his adult class in Sunday School. As a supporter he did well for his local church and the church at large. Beside, it was their privilege to give one son to the ministry of the Gospel.

Mr. Beving, as far as his physical well being was concerned, did not enjoy perfect health. Already in younger days he was troubled with an asthmatic condition. By God's mercy he was able to enjoy a fair measure of health and strength; he performed his duties in life faithfully, and his accomplishments were many more than expected. But, in later years, other complications became apparent, so that he was not permitted to be active and therefore became confined to his home. He realized that his days were numbered. By faith in his Lord, he gave heed to much preparation for the adventure to his heavenly home.

Those who mourn at his passing are: his deeply bereaved widow; 3 sons: John and Raymond of Wellsburg and Rev. Richard Beving of Osceola, Iowa, one daughter, Luella, at home; 7 grandchildren; 3 brothers, Rev. Fred Beving of Rushmore, Minn., John and Aeilt of Ackley; 4 sisters, Hattie, Mrs. John Flessner, and Margaret, Mrs. John W. Lindaman of Wellsburg; Anna, Mrs. Dick Arends of Ackley, and Mrs. Mary Behrends of Slayton, Minn., besides many other relatives and friends. Preceding him in death were two sisters, Tena, Mrs. Henry Geerdes and Maggie, Mrs. John Flessner.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 26 July 1951, pg 8


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