Kenneth Beem Obituary

Kenneth W. Beem
Kenny Beem
Kenneth W. Beem

August 11, 1936 - March 30, 2012
Born in Des Moines, IA
Resided in Ankeny, IA
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Kenneth W. Beem, 75, of Ankeny died Friday, March 30, 2012, at Iowa Health Hospice Taylor House. A memorial visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, April 2, at Iles Funeral Home-Grandview Park Chapel. Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, at the funeral home followed by burial of his urn at Oakwood Cemetery in Pleasant Hill.

Ken was born on August 11, 1936 in Des Moines to Carroll and Wilma (Cody) Beem. He attended Des Moines Technical High School before entering the U.S. Army to serve during the Korean War. After being honorably discharged and returning to Des Moines, he worked at Armstrong Tire and Rubber retiring in 1988. Ken was a member of the Elks Lodge, Masonic Lodge, Des Moines Consistory and Za Ga Zig Shrine.

Ken was preceded in death by his parents; first wife of 30 years, Leola (1988); two brothers, Leonard and Gary Beem; and step son, Michael Stewart. He is survived by his second wife of 23 years, Donna; son, James (Sandy) Beem; daughter, Carol (Larry) Dewey; step-daughter, Michelle (Raymond) Johnson; six grandchildren, Jeremy Beem (Ashley Warner), Kristin (Chris) Gordon, Stephanie Beem (Grant Garland), Jeffrey Beem, Michelle Beem and Kailie Johnson; eight great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family members.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to the John Stoddard Care Coordinator Program.

Ken's family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to the staff of Taylor House Hospice for their compassionate care and concern.

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Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Monday, April 2, 2012
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
10:00 AM
Oakwood Cemetery
Pleasant Hill, IA US
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
11:00 AM


John Stoddard Care Coordinator Program
1221 Pleasant Street, Ste 590
Des Moines, IA 50309