In Memory of

James "Jim" Allen Beck

February 17, 1938 - May 11, 2021
From: Cherokee, IA

James “Jim” Beck of Cherokee, IA passed away at the age of 83 on Tuesday afternoon May 11, 2021, at Cherokee Regional Medical Center.

 Jim was born on February 17, 1938, at Ruthven, IA to John and Faye (Whitford) Beck. He graduated from Brooke High School in 1956. He was married to Shirley (Jones) Beck on February 17, 1960 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at Aurelia, IA. They were married 61 years!

 After graduation, Jim worked at Lundell Manufacturing Company in Cherokee, IA for 20 years. He worked as a tool and die expert for several years. He was a perfectionist at his job! He then decided to join the Mental Health staff and work at the power house doing many tasks. He received a degree from Central College as a boiler operator. He worked at MHI for 23 years.

 Jim was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church at Cherokee, IA, and was on the Alter Committee for several years and Finance Committee for many years. He was a huge Kansas City Chiefs fan as well as NASCAR, with Jeff Gordon being his favorite.

 Jim was preceded in death by his parents, John and Faye Beck; sister-in-law, Lila Beck; and in-laws, John and Lucille Jones.

 He is survived by his wife, Shirley Beck of Cherokee, IA; son Al (Kim) Beck of Cherokee, IA; five grandchildren, Jordan Beck and fiancé Amberleigh Brown of Des Moines, IA, Jack Beck of Cherokee, IA, Dace Bruns of Spirit Lake, IA, Colton Trent of Atlanta, GA, and Wanda (Luke) Naslund of Alta, IA; three great-grandchildren, Micah, Lena, and Nellie Naslund of Alta, IA; brothers, Don Beck of Fort Dodge, IA, Roger (Beverly) Beck of Larrabee, IA, and sister, Jane (Roger) Stoner of Peterson, IA; brothers-in-law, Jerry (Sherry) Jones of Spirit Lake, IA, Dean Jones of Cherokee, IA, Tom (Carla) Jones of Aurelia, IA, and Dave Jones of Cherokee, IA; sisters-in-law, Marie (Jerry) Jones of Cherokee, IA, Millie (Tim) Bruhn of Cherokee, IA; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.

Tribute Video
SERVICES
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 15, 2021, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cherokee.
OFFICIATING
Pastor Jonathan Riggert
CASKET BEARERS
Jordan Beck
Amberleigh Brown
Jack Beck
Wanda Naslund
Luke Naslund
Dace Bruns

Honorary Bearers
Jim Colvert
Mick Koeppe
Bud Morrow
Bill Gordon
Mike Thompsen
Colton Trent
VISITATION
Visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m. Friday, with family present from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Friday night at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cherokee.
MUSIC
"On Eagle's Wings"
"Here I Am Lord"
"In The Garden"
"Just a Close Walk With Thee"
INTERMENT
Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Aurelia, Iowa

Condolences

Monday, May 17, 2021 at 12:06 PM
“Shirley so very sorry to hear that your husband Jim has passed! My deepest sympathy to you and your family! Debbie ”
- Debbie Courtright
Monday, May 17, 2021 at 12:06 PM
“Shirley, I am so sorry for your loss. Sympathy and prayers for you and your family. ”
- Kaye Carlson
Monday, May 17, 2021 at 12:06 PM
“Shirley I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and all of your family. May your memories of 61 wonderful years together help you through the weeks and months to come. Sending healing thoughts and prayers. ”
- Jackie Stutz
Monday, May 17, 2021 at 12:06 PM
“Shirley and family we are so sorry for you loss.”
- Trish and Harlan Curtis
Monday, May 17, 2021 at 12:06 PM
“Thinking of you Al and Jordan!”
- Steve Conley
Monday, May 17, 2021 at 12:06 PM
“Shirley, so sorry for your loss, I enjoyed my conversation with the both of you last week. May God comfort you during this difficult time🥰
I’m here if you need anything ”
- PattySue Flint
Monday, May 17, 2021 at 12:06 PM
“Al and family so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers ”
- Dale “Bubba” Woltman and Ester Millikan
Friday, May 14, 2021 at 12:12 PM
“Shirley and Family sending you our deepest sympathies and prayers 🙏🏻 May God give you peace and comfort at this difficult time.”
- Doug and Tamie Mummert
Friday, May 14, 2021 at 12:12 PM
“Shirley and family: Sorry to hear of Jim's passing. You have our sincere sympathy.”
- Verle L Matzdorff
Friday, May 14, 2021 at 12:12 PM
“Shirley, Al and family, I am so lost for words but want you all to know you are in my thoughts and prayers.”
- Debbie Nelson
Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 3:52 PM
“Shirley and Family, so very sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of working with Jim at MHI. He was such a easy-going and funny man. Many fond memories. ”
- Barb Perrin
Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 3:52 PM
“What a shock! Sending prayers asking God to give you strength.
- Arleen & Roger Hultman
Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 3:52 PM
“Shirley, Al and family...Jim will be missed. One of the few cousins I knew..love and prayers to all.”
- Sue Whitford Klimes
Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 11:14 AM
“I'm so sorry for your loss. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you Shirley and your family. Hugs ”
- Diane Thomas
Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 11:14 AM
“Shirley, we will be out of town . I am so sorry my dear friend. Hugs and more hugs.”
- Barbara Downing Evans
Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 11:14 AM
“Just sending prayers for you and your Family”
- Mary Morris
Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 11:14 AM
“Shirley and family I am so sorry to see that Jim passed away. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.”
- Pam Sturgeon
Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 11:14 AM
“Rest Easy, Jim!!
- Ron and Jan Witcombe
Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 11:14 AM
“Shirley sorry to here of Jim's passing. Thinking of you.”
- Carroll Pingel
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