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James B Beeson

1945 - 2021


James B. Beeson, 75, of Geneseo passed away April 5, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

DUE TO FAMILY EXPOSURE TO COVID, SERVICES ARE POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES. Private burial will be at Rock Island National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to UPH Trinity Cancer Center, Gilda’s Club, or any cancer treatment center.

James Bernard Beeson was born October 3, 1945 in Fort Dodge, IA the son of Edward and Anna Mae Beeson. He graduated from Bishop Garrigan Catholic High School in Algona, IA in 1963, Iowa State University in 1972, and Texas A&M in 1974. He married Barbara Jean Bennett June 1, 1968 in Fort Dodge, IA. Together they had four children. James served in the US Navy completing 1 tour of duty in Vietnam and worked at the Rock Island Arsenal for 33 years. James loved golfing and any excuse to eat Moose Tracks Ice Cream; but most especially he just loved being with his grandkids.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 52 years Barbara; children David (Tamara) Beeson of Colona, IL, Jessica (Jeremy) Johnson of Erie, IL, Nicole Beeson of Colona, IL, and Arron (Jennifer) Beeson of Elmhurst, IL; nine grandchildren Veronica (Timothy), Alicia, Katherine, Madeline, Jaden, Kira, Ethan, Amelia and Eloise; siblings Julie (late husband Gordon) Lonning, Gerry (late husband John) Pedersen, Tom (Betty) Beeson, Ann (Gary) Malkhasian, and Patricia (Dan) Chandler and in-law Diane Beeson.  He is also survived by many loving in-laws, nieces, nephews, and a host of great friends including his best bud Dave Luciani and longtime friends Jay and Judy Matlock.

James was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Mike, Kathy, Jack, and Therese Beeson.

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April 15, 2021 2:00 PM

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Don Johnson

April 9, 2021 6:14 PM

Don and Jan Johnson
Want to give you and your family our sympathy.
Jim was a good friend and Don enjoyed playing golf with him. He will be missed ❤️

Robin Montoya

April 9, 2021 9:27 AM

I remember Jim Beeson because he was the only one who came to my rescue when I could have died. He was taking a break outside Building 104, along with others who were standing around and I was on my way to lunch. My Ford malfunctioned and the accelerator stuck as I was forced to try and control a 3000-pound vehicle in a parking lot full of cars and missed a propane truck by inches as the vehicle flung my 155-pound self toward traffic and coming to a stop at last! I was shaking uncontrollably and still cannot recall how I put it into Park, but someone opened the door and quietly talked me out of my vehicle and helped me to get my bearings and it was Mr. Beeson. Needless to say, I didn’t go to lunch; but his response gave me the strength in my knees to walk back to my desk when everyone else just stood there looking at me. I am forever grateful, and I pray for your hearts in the family’s loss. 

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