In Memory of

Beverly Irene Paeper

July 6, 1945 - February 25, 2019
From: Cherokee, IA

Beverly Irene (Waterman) Paeper was born in Sac City, Iowa on July 6, 1945, the daughter of Paul and Iva (Geary) Waterman. She attended the local schools and graduated from Sac City High School.

She was united in marriage to Darwin D. Paeper on October 11, 1963, and the couple lived in several northwest Iowa communities before making their home in Cherokee in 1978. In addition to taking care of the home and raising her family, Bev worked at K Products for 25 years. She also helped out at Carey’s restaurant part time for many years.

 Leisure time for Bev was spent putting puzzles together, watching Western movies, taking road trips and shopping. She loved family time, including games with the grandkids, camping and fishing.

 Following Darwin’s death in 2015, Beverly made her home in Milford, Iowa, to be closer to family. It was there that she passed away unexpectedly on February 25, 2019, having reached the age of 73 years, 7 months, and 19 days.  She was also preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Marvin, Lutheran and Larkin Waterman.

 Survivors include her children: Larry (Lisa) Paeper of Cherokee, Mike (Laura) Paeper of Terrill, IA, and Lisa Westcott of Milford, IA; one brother, Paul (Julie) Waterman, Jr. of Carroll, IA; a sister-in-law, Sylvia Waterman of Litton, IA; her grandchildren: Christopher Mitchell, Amanda Paeper, John Friedrichsen, Brooke Archuleta, Trent Sutter, Josh (Mesidhe) Sauter, James Westcott, Michael Paeper, Jr., Dana (Lindsey) Wendt, Ashley (Matt) Cooke, and Sara Meyer; 15 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

Tribute Video
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 4, 2019, at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee, Iowa.
Pastor Michelle Spitler
Joshua Sauter
James Westcott
Patrick Jans
Dana Wendt
John Friedrichsen
Michael Paeper, Jr.

Public visitation will begin at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, with the family present from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Sunday night at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.

"Amazing Grace"
"You'll Never Walk Alone"
Oakland Cemetery
Sac City, Iowa


Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 10:02 AM
“So sorry to hear of the sudden loss of your mom/grandma. Our prayers are with you.”
- Kurt and Joyce Rasmus
Monday, March 4, 2019 at 9:07 AM
“Sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.”
- Kevin and Kris Van Roekel
Monday, March 4, 2019 at 9:07 AM
“Lisa and family, Jeremy and I are very shocked to hear about the passing of Bev. She will be missed by all. She was such a sweet lady when we were living at the Lewis apartments. I know your dad was greeting her at heaven doors with a big hug. Your family just gained another gardian angel for life. ”
- Lindsay M Pelletier
Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 12:45 PM
“Sorry for your loss. I worked with Bev in Marcus. Very nice lady.”
- Mary Haselhoff
Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 9:14 AM
“Lisa, I am so sorry about your Mom Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. She was such a sweet person and will greatly be missed.”
- Paulette Kroll
Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 9:14 AM
“Lisa and family, I am so sorry about your Mother. She was such a sweet lady and will be greatly missed. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with. you all. Paulette Kroll”
- Paulette Kroll
Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 9:14 AM
“Sorry for your loss,she was a wonderful lady to know.She will be missed by all who knew her”
- Melissa Eberly
Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 9:14 AM
“My prayers are with you. It was a pleasure working with Bev for many years. She was such a nice lady.”
- Cathy Smith
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 10:00 AM
“Our sympathy for the loss of your loved one. She was a wonderful lady. ”
- Jacob and Amanda Jordan
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 10:00 AM
“So many memories growing up with Beverly. ”
- Shirley perez
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