Warren R. Beebout
Warren Ray Beebout, 65, Stevens Point, died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, at his home following a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born Nov. 1, 1951, in Chariton, Iowa, the son of Evelyn (Shepard) Beebout of Iowa and the late Kenneth Beebout. He grew up on the family farm in Columbia, Iowa.
After attending schools in Columbia and Knoxville, he attended Iowa State University, obtaining a bachelor’s degree in agricultural business. Immediately after graduation in 1973, he was hired by Del Monte Foods.
Mr. Beebout loved his job, admired his growers and enjoyed his 42 years of employment as a field supervisor. Even after his retirement in March of 2016, he still wanted to play in the dirt and went to work for one of his growers for a few months.
His marriage to Janice Fletcher took place Feb. 27, 1982, at the Buena Vista United Methodist Church. She survives.
He was a faithful member of the Columbia United Methodist Church in Iowa and joined the Buena Vista United Methodist Church after his marriage. Known to his grandchildren as “Papa Beebs,” among his top lessons were always make a list, work hard and come home with a smile.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name will be established at a later date.
Survivors include his wife Janice; his three children, Jami Jo (Brian) Strnad, Stevens Point, Nikki Lyn (Mike) Marvin, Chetek, Wis., and Geoff Beebout, Stevens Point; five grandchildren, Lakoda, Cheyenna, Sawyer, Zakary and Bradlee; his mother, Evelyn Beebout, Knoxville, Iowa; mother-in-law, Marcia Fletcher; two brothers, Wayne (Joyce) Beebout, Grafton, and Charles (Mary) Beebout, Colorado Springs, Colo.; two sisters, Mary Beebout, Newton, Iowa, and Cheryl Beebout Booth, North Richland Hills, Texas; one sister-in-law, Karen (Tom) Jones; and many nieces and nephews and his napping partner and best four-legged friend, Driver.
He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth; a sister, Nancy Beebout Phillips; brother-in-law, Maurice Booth; and his father-in-law, Maurice “Muggs” Fletcher.
Funeral services will be at noon Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, at the Pisarski Community Home, Plover, with Pastor Jim Verkest officiating. Burial will follow in Liberty Corners Cemetery, Plover. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Pisarski Funeral Home, and again from 11 a.m. until time of services Sunday.
The Pisarski Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.pisarskifuneralhome.com.