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Dick Beving

Saturday, April 10, 2010

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Funeral services for Mr. Dick Beving, 90, of Spencer, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 12, at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer. Rev. Chuck Kellogg will officiate the service.

The family will greet friends from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.

A military flag presentation will be conducted by Glen Pedersen Post 1 in Spencer following the services at the church.

Interment will take place at a later date.

Mr. Beving passed away Thursday, April 8, 2010, at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer.

Dick George Beving, the son of George Antone and Alta (Winterboer) Beving, was born Nov. 11, 1919. He attended rural schools and graduated from Okoboji Consolidated High School. In January of 1942 he enlisted in the Navy and served in the Pacific until September of 1945. In the summer of 1948, he met Beverly Kohn at a dance at the Roof Garden, and they were married on Jan. 25, 1949. To this union three girls were born, Jill, Nancy and Lois.

Dick farmed the family farm two miles west of Fostoria until they retired to the Wahpeton canal in 1988. Farming was his life, and although mainly a grain farmer, for some years, he had hogs and cattle. The family farm became a century farm in the summer of 2008.

In 1997, they moved to the Highlands Retirement Complex in Spencer. Dick will be remembered for his gentle, friendly and thoughtful nature, which made an impact and brightened the day of those who he came in contact with. He served as school director and trustee for Summit Township. He also was a member of a local investment club OBS and always enjoyed financial and farming trends. Dick proudly served on the Board of Directors of the Farmers Savings Bank of Fostoria for 41 years, a bank co-founded by his grandfather, Dirk E. Beving.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and daughter, Jill.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Beverly of Spencer; children, Nancy Duck and her husband, Gene of Oklahoma City, Lois Benson and her husband, Paul of Spencer; son-in-law, Gary Roach of Wayne, Pa.; grandchildren, Sarah Burkhart and her husband, Joshua of Oklahoma City and Dirk Benson of Spencer; other relatives and friends.

Warner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.