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Every attempt is made to provide up-to-date service information. Notices listed here may or may not have an obituary posted on our site due to family wishes. On-line condolences are open to send up to a few days following services, and obituaries are kept on-line to view for about six months.

If you wish to view an obituary not posted or if you have other questions, please give us a call 715.830.5470, or send a us an email.

Eau Claire Community Outreach Events

UW-EC STUDENTS TOUR EVERGREEN
Students from the UW-Eau Claire toured our funeral home in November. Participants make up students from both the nursing and social work programs at the University. We host this tour annually for both the fall and spring semesters.

If you have a group or are an individual that would like a tour of our funeral home, please contact us either by sending an email or by calling at 715-830-5470.

Comments from past participants:
"I have been excited for this field trip since before the semester even started. ...I feel the Beede's are very careful to respect the dignity and worth of an individual even after death."

"..the tour was extremely interesting. Jeff showed us a lot behind the scenes I would never have been able to see otherwise. He demystified the whole funeral process and made it less scary."

"The funeral home tour was fun for me. It really shot down the wrong ideas that I had associated with them."

"I liked the fact they do everything in their funeral home when someone has chosen cremation. I think that gives families a sense of ease that they don't need to worry about where their loved one is."

Expression of Thanks

Family of Cory Astrup
Jeff and Kelly,
Thank you for the care you gave us and continue to give us during this rough time. The Astrups

Family of Adele and Arthur Carlson
Jeff and Kelly, I must say you two not only excel at your business, but do it in a spirit of kindness and compassion. Things are settling into "normal" pace here. You made that easier, turning grimness into warmth, and mourning into a smile!
Thank you, Dave and Sue Carlson

Family of Harlan Ness
Dear Jeff and Kelly, Once again our family is writing to THANK YOU for your wonderful care of our family. We are thankful you do what you do... death is hard enough, but having you as director make it all easier. Thank you again.

Donald Lee Family
Thank you so much for all your help with Don's memorial service. You are so great at making a difficult situation very much easier. Thanks again!

Family of Caroline Wirkus
Thank you Jeff and Kelly, I appreciate your generosity and thank you very much for carrying me through a tough time in my life. You lightened my load and I thank you for that. Augie Wirkus

Family of Aubie House
Jeff and Kelly, Thank you for the caring and supportive guidance you provided during the loss of Aubie. You did a wonderful job of making sure every detail was in place.

Family of Fred Price
Jeff and Kelly, Thank you so much for your kindness and compassion shown to us in planning and caring out of the service and luncheon for the end of life services for Fred. It was greatly appreciated.

ASHER, Nadine J., age 67
Died: Thursday, January 26th, 2017
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ASTRUP, Cory S., age 28
Died: Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
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BERG, Leslie "Les" E., age 60
Died: Sunday, January 22nd, 2017
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BROWN, Donald D., age 81
Died: Saturday, March 4th, 2017
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CARLSON, David R., age 81
Died: Thursday, February 16th, 2017
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CHRISTOPHERSON, James E., age 58
Died: Monday, February 20th, 2017
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DASCHER, Lois M., age 95
Died: Friday, April 7th, 2017
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DEGEN, Daniel J., age 52
Died: Monday, February 6th, 2017
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FIELD, Robert "Bob" T., age 88
Died: Monday, February 6th, 2017
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GOFF, Phyllis N., age 91
Died: Monday, April 3rd, 2017
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GOTTER, Cyndy L., age 58
Died: Thursday, April 20th, 2017
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GUMMERSON, Charmaine L., age 67
Died: Thursday, January 5th, 2017
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HEIMSTEAD, William L., age 78
Died: Sunday, January 29th, 2017
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HOLT, Bernice M., age 96
Died: Thursday, May 25th, 2017
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KNAUF, Joan C., age 87
Died: Saturday, February 4th, 2017
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KRAUSE, Mildred "Millie" I., age 90
Died: Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
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LAHR, Eugene J., age 86
Died: Friday, February 3rd, 2017
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LEE, Lawrence D., age 78
Died: Sunday, January 22nd, 2017
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LEITZKE, Violet B., age 87
Died: Monday, April 10th, 2017
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LEITZKE, Willard "Bud" C., age 91
Died: Saturday, February 18th, 2017
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MAYPARK, John "Jack" R., age 72
Died: Monday, January 9th, 2017
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NICHOLS, Beryl M., age 81
Died: Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
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NISSALKE, Gary L., age 72
Died: Saturday, May 27th, 2017
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PARRETT, Raymond R., age 83
Died: Thursday, January 12th, 2017
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PATRAZ, Duane "Buzzy" W., age 80
Died: Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
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PINGEL, Alice M., age 82
Died: Sunday, January 8th, 2017
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POPE, LouAnn C., age 81
Died: Friday, May 5th, 2017
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SCHMIDT, Ervin "Erv" F., age 89
Died: Friday, March 31st, 2017
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SCHULTZ, Jessie B., age 85
Died: Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
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SEWELL, Melvin C., age 87
Died: Thursday, April 27th, 2017
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SHERMAN, Thomas R., age 95
Died: Tuesday, April 18th, 2017
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STANGEL, Michael D., age 70
Died: Monday, April 17th, 2017
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WAHLSTRAND, Owen L., age 72
Died: Wednesday, March 29th, 2017
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WALTMIRE, Richard K., age 91
Died: Monday, April 17th, 2017
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