Elfrieda Beik

Died: Sat., Mar. 11, 2017


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Mon., Mar. 20, 2017
Location: Dudgeon-McCulley

Funeral Ceremony

11:00 AM Mon., Mar. 20, 2017
Location: Dudgeon-McCulley

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Elfrieda Marie ‘Frieda’ Beik, age 101, of Wapello, died Saturday morning, March 11, 2017, at the Colonial Manor in Columbus Junction.  The daughter of William and Emma Friedrick Bartenhagen, she was born on May 22, 1915 in Muscatine County, Iowa.  She married Keith H. Beik on July 22, 1936 in New Era.  He preceded her in death on December 18, 1996.

Elfrieda graduated from Grandview Consolidated High School in 1933.  She was a homemaker and lived on the family farm until April of 2015.  She had been a member of the Grandview Federated Club, the Lone Tree Aide, and the Keep Pace Club.  She was known for her great sense of humor and she enjoyed dancing, travelling, and her family especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by a son, Bill & Sharon Beik of Wapello; 3 grandchildren, Kim Burkamper of Muscatine, Lora Rash of Granger, and Greg & Michell Beik of Muscatine; 7 great grandchildren; and 2 great great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Keith; 4 brothers, Albert, Clarence, Walder, and Henry Bartenhagen; and a sister, Ella Schmidt.

The funeral ceremony for Elfrieda Beik will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, March 20, 2017, at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello where the family will also meet with friends prior to the funeral from 10:00 to 11:00 AM.  Rev. Darryl Erickson will officiate and burial will follow at the Grandview Cemetery.  The family and friends will gather for a lunch fellowship at the Grandview Community Bible Church Fellowship Hall following the burial.

Memorial gifts will benefit the Wapello Rescue Unit.

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Kathy Kahn
   Posted Mon March 13, 2017

TRADITIONAL FUNERAL BASKET was sent by Kathy and Cliff Kahn, Judy and Gene Kossmann, Cliff Schmidt.

To our beloved Aunt Elfrieda with much love. Her memory is a blessing...

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