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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

Volume One BEST of
best of logoThe annual Volume One "BEST OF The Chippewa Valley" voting starts tomorrow!(11/27)

For the past 20 years we have been blessed to serve our community. We are grateful for the families who have placed their trust in us to be here for them at a difficult time. As well as those who have placed their trust in us to serve them in the future by pre-planning and pre-funding their funeral.

We would be honored to receive your vote this year at the "Best Funeral Home" of the Chippewa Valley.


It is that time of year again for the annual UW-Eau Claire tour of our funeral home. Students are from the nursing, social work and business programs at the University. We host this tour 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. We would also be happy to come to you to talk with your group.

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

The family of Allen and Pat Schwoerer
Dear Jeff and Kelly,

Thank you so much for taking the time to make sure everything was so nice for our Mom. Everyone commented how wonderful everything was and we couldn't have done it without you. Take good care - Greg and Deb

Family of Rodger Stolp
Jeff and Kelly,

Thank you for your generous grace, service, and compassion as you guided my family through my father's end of life journey. Your presence made our process so comfortable. May God bless you on your path to assist others through their journey. Sincere thanks, Pam

Dear Jeff and Kelly,

Heartfelt thanks from all of my family for your efficient - and more importantly - compassionate handling of all the arrangements for Rodger's transition to eternal life! Your calm presence and attention to detail through the visitation and funeral was greatly appreciated. You indeed are a blessing and I wish you God's greatest blessings as you continue this caring ministry.
Peace. Jo and family

Helen Doyle's family
Dear Jeff and Kelly, Thank you for everything you did for my family. Both of you are such sweet people & made a very difficult time a little easier to handle for all of us. We appreciate your guidance and kindness. So very grateful for your service and friendship.

Family of Jim Leonard
Jeff and Kelly, Just wanted to send you a note to thank you for all of your assistance with our husband/father/grandfather's service. You made a difficult time so much easier and eased our burden so much. Everything was lovely for his memorial and we appreciate all you did to make it so.

The family of Ed Rhodes
Dear Jeff and Kelly,
A heartfelt thank you for all you did helping us with the funeral arrangements for Ed. The two of you are very good in what you do as a business and are both professional as well as warm & compassionate. You made our difficult journey easier. Thank you so much.

Bill Dresden's Family
Dear Jeff and Kelly,
Sometimes there just aren't enough words to describe the appreciation. Thank you for the care and expertise in helping to honor Bill's final moments. Your assistance to our family was very much appreciated.

Family of Chuck Peterson
Dear Jeff and Kelly,
I just wanted to let you know that you did a terrific job with my dad's service. I appreciated the manner in which you combined professionalism with sensitivity. I know my mom appreciated everything also. Sincerely,  Shawn Peterson

The family of Gary Gunderson
I (we) just wanted to thank you for all that you did for my family during this sad and difficult time. We have known each other for a long time and it meant so much to get that extra hug from Kelly and to hear Jeff say "Don't worry, we'll take care of that". Your friendship and kindness we so appreciated - Thank you.

Lyle Woodford's family
Jeff and Kelly, thank you on behalf of our entire family for your help with our family and Dad's memorial service. Everything went so smoothly, and I especially appreciated your directing us when and where to go. Personally, my mind was in a fog some of the time.

BACKSTROM, Gage J., age 20
Died: Friday, July 5th, 2019
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BOWMAN, Dione M., age 58
Died: Friday, November 1st, 2019
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BROOKSHAW, James J., age 91
Died: Wednesday, August 7th, 2019
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CABLE, Pauline, age 89
Died: Friday, October 4th, 2019
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DOYLE, G. Helen, age 92
Died: Saturday, December 22nd, 2018
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ERICKSEN, Marlene J., age 87
Died: Thursday, February 21st, 2019
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EVERSON, Gloria J., age 79
Died: Friday, May 24th, 2019
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FISCHER, Alice A., age 83
Died: Monday, December 31st, 2018
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FLAIG, Gilbert T., age 85
Died: Thursday, October 17th, 2019
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FREID, Harold C., age 95
Died: Saturday, July 13th, 2019
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GOHDES, Fay M., age 88
Died: Saturday, March 9th, 2019
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HANSON, Celia H., age 100
Died: Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019
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HANSON, Mary Jane, age 93
Died: Monday, November 25th, 2019
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HANSON, Ronald D., age 83
Died: Friday, March 29th, 2019
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HAUCK, Thomas E., age 80
Died: Tuesday, November 5th, 2019
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HOLMES, Marilyn E., age 82
Died: Wednesday, June 19th, 2019
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JACOBS, Mary H., age 80
Died: Friday, September 27th, 2019
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JOHNSON, Heather A., age 42
Died: Thursday, November 28th, 2019
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JOHNSON, Sandra M., age 69
Died: Saturday, November 2nd, 2019
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JONES, Violet J., age 95
Died: Thursday, September 5th, 2019
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KEATON, Dottie S., age 91
Died: Sunday, June 16th, 2019
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KNUTSON, Martin "Sonny" O., age 92
Died: Thursday, April 4th, 2019
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MAGADANCE, J. Larry, age 79
Died: Thursday, June 6th, 2019
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MOELTER, Eugene N., age 82
Died: Thursday, May 9th, 2019
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OTTO, Adele L., age 97
Died: Tuesday, January 8th, 2019
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PATRIE, Judy C., age 73
Died: Sunday, July 28th, 2019
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PETERSON, Larry E., age 83
Died: Sunday, June 23rd, 2019
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PETERSON, Travis L., age 34
Died: Friday, February 1st, 2019
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POPPE, John P., age 67
Died: Monday, March 25th, 2019
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RAHR, Clara M., age 101
Died: Monday, October 28th, 2019
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RATHKE, Steven P., age 74
Died: Sunday, January 13th, 2019
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ROSENBAUM, Joseph F., age 71
Died: Friday, September 13th, 2019
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ROWE, Conrad D., age 84
Died: Wednesday, January 30th, 2019
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SCHWOERER, Patricia C., age 77
Died: Monday, September 2nd, 2019
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SHAFER, Jesse I., age 41
Died: Thursday, August 22nd, 2019
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SOLBERG, Arlene M., age 95
Died: Friday, May 10th, 2019
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SOREBO, Joan M., age 84
Died: Tuesday, August 27th, 2019
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STOLP, Rodger J., age 88
Died: Friday, August 16th, 2019
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SWENSON, Velda L., age 94
Died: Friday, October 18th, 2019
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THIRY, Grayson L., age 0
Died: Friday, September 13th, 2019
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THOMSON, Sandra B., age 64
Died: Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
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TOMASETTI, Paul R., age 47
Died: Monday, October 14th, 2019
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WALTMIRE, Vivian B., age 94
Died: Tuesday, August 6th, 2019
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WARNER, Charles C., age 70
Died: Thursday, January 3rd, 2019
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