Beek, Bernie

Date of Death: Dec 24, 2015
Beek, Bernie
[highlight_text]1931-2015[/highlight_text] Bernie Beek, 84, of Waupun, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Thursday, December 24, 2015.


[leftcolumn] Bernie was born October 18, 1931 in rural Brandon, the son of Ralph and Winnie Konings Beek. On April 6, 1951 he married Angie Homan at Alto Christian Reformed Church. The couple resided in the Waupun/Brandon areas all their married lives. Bernie farmed for a couple of years and then drove truck for Moorman’s for 38 years and worked part-time for Waupun Truck Lines. Bernie was a member of First Reformed Church where he was a deacon, elder, and taught Sunday School. Bernie enjoyed pheasant hunting with his sons, shooting clay pigeons, camping, and enjoying family time together.

Bernie is survived by seven children: Cliff Beek of Waupun; Gary (Jan) Beek of rural Brandon, Rick (Karen) Beek of rural Waupun, Patricia Medema of Waupun, Brian (Deb) Beek of rural Brandon; Curt (Pam) Beek of Waupun, Cindy (Brian) Schmidt of Appleton; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; a sister, Annice (Elmer) Hopp of Waupun, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; Audrey Beek of Ripon; Catherine (Charley) Jansma of Waupun, Edwin (Flora) Homan of Waupun; Pat Homan of Waupun, Kenneth (Elaine) Homan of Waupun, and Carolyn Homan of Grand Rapids, MI; and several nieces and nephews.

Bernie was preceded in death by his wife, Angie Beek; an infant son, Gary; a grandson, Dustin Medema, a son-in-law, Randall Medema, a brother, Earl Beek; brothers-in-law: Gerald Schouten, Richard Homan, and Harry Homan, and a sister-in-law, Mary Homan.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Visitation: [/highlight_text] Friends and relatives may call on the family on Tuesday evening at First Reformed Church from 4-7 p.m. and on Wednesday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Services: [/highlight_text] Funeral services for Bernie Beek will be held Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at First Reformed Church in Waupun with Rev. Bruce Wilterdink officiating.

[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Burial: [/highlight_text] Burial will follow at Forest Mound Cemetery in Waupun.



  1. Joel White Says: December 27, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    I had the privilege of meeting Bernie through work. Words like christian, faithful, professional, dedicated, loyal, honest, leader, inspiring, dressed for success… do not describe him. A man men wish we could be more like. I’m a better man and thankful for having know him.
    I thought it appropriate that he would celebrate Christmas with Angie in heaven. My condolences.

  2. Elton & Sharon Posthuma Says: December 28, 2015 at 8:20 am

    Our condolences for the passing of Bernie. May God be with you all on this day and in the days ahead.

  3. Richard and Carol Donnermeyer Says: December 28, 2015 at 9:19 am

    Please accept our sympathies on the passing of your brother and uncle. We hope your precious memories will console you in your time of need. Blessings to you and your families on the loss of a wonderful brother and uncle.

  4. Phil Buteyn Says: December 28, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    I was fortunate to have Bernie as a Sunday School teacher back in the sixties. I’ll just say this about him: He was a good, good man. His children and grandchildren should be very proud of the life he lived….

  5. Joanne Kahl Says: December 29, 2015 at 8:14 am

    My sympathy to the family of Bernie. Sorry I will not be able to attend the service because I am in Vermont, but my thoughts and prayers are with you.

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