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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

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 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

The Heaser Family
Unlike the joy of birth, death brings sadness and loss into our lives. In these times it is important to have knowledgeable and professional people dedicated to help families facing loss. You both helped us so much and are so appreciated. Thank you again for helping us through this, and into the stage where memories begin to fill the void. Sincerely, Gwen and William Heaser Children

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.

Dorothy McCorison family
Dear Jeff and Kelly, There just are not enough words to express our thanks for all you've done to help us through Mom's passing. Your sincere caring and expertise are second to none, and we will be forever grateful.

Children of Edith George
Jeff and Kelly, Thank you for all you did for Mom and the whole family. We cannot thank  you enough.

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.

Family of Roger Fraser
Your kindness is appreciated more than words can say. Thank you so much for going our of your way and helping us [through this difficult time].

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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BEAUDETTE JR., Leonard "Buck" J., age 75
Died: Thursday, December 22nd, 2016
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BERG, Leslie "Les" E., age 60
Died: Sunday, January 22nd, 2017
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BERGUM, Kenneth R., age 87
Died: Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
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BORGWARDT, Darrell D., age 83
Died: Thursday, October 20th, 2016
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BROWN, Donald D., age 81
Died: Saturday, March 4th, 2017
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CARLSON, Adele A., age 89
Died: Sunday, September 18th, 2016
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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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DEGEN, Daniel J., age 52
Died: Monday, February 6th, 2017
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EDENBORG-GORMAN, Patricia J., age 64
Died: Tuesday, November 8th, 2016
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FIELD, Robert "Bob" T., age 88
Died: Monday, February 6th, 2017
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FIELD, Yvonne "Vonnie" L., age 88
Died: Tuesday, October 18th, 2016
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GILBERTSON, Allen "Al" C., age 90
Died: Sunday, September 18th, 2016
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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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HOUSE, James "Butch" F., age 78
Died: Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
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JOHNSON, Herman "Herm", age 63
Died: Saturday, December 10th, 2016
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KNAUF, Joan C., age 87
Died: Saturday, February 4th, 2017
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KOENIG, Beverly A., age 70
Died: Monday, October 10th, 2016
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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, Willard "Bud" C., age 91
Died: Saturday, February 18th, 2017
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LINDOO, Max L., age 100
Died: Friday, October 14th, 2016
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MAYPARK, John "Jack" R., age 72
Died: Monday, January 9th, 2017
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OSBORN, Charmaine M., age 84
Died: Sunday, November 13th, 2016
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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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WHIRRY, Joyce R., age 66
Died: Friday, October 7th, 2016
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