James Beeler

Service

Date: Fri, October 7, 2016
Start time: 11:00 am
Location:
Grace Lutheran Church
Address:
3010 52nd St, Des Moines
Arrangements By:
Merle Hay Funeral Home

Visitation

Date: Fri, October 7, 2016
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location:
Grace Lutheran Church
Address:
3010 52nd St, Des Moines

James Beeler

June 13, 1924 - September 30, 2016

James Robert (Bob) Beeler, 92, passed away September 30, 2016 at the VA Community Living Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Bob was born in Putnam County, Missouri on June 13, 1924 to Grace (Minks) and Noah Beeler. The family soon moved to Des Moines, Iowa where Bob and his 8 siblings were raised.
Bob enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1942 and proudly served during WW2. He was owner and operator of Mauger’s Bakery on the east side of Des Moines. On June 7, 1947 he married Margaret Olander and they enjoyed life together until her passing in 2001. Bob was a long time member of Grace Lutheran Church. He was an avid golfer, a passionate Hawkeye fan and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Survivors include his children, Jim of Urbandale, Iowa, Cherie (Jon) of Urbandale, Iowa; his grandchildren, Robbie of Des Moines, Iowa, Jessie Rissman of Urbandale, Iowa and Austin Lawrence of Des Moines, Iowa. He is preceded in death by his wife, Margaret, and daughter-in-law, Gigi, as well as several brothers and sisters.
A visitation will be held on Friday, October 7 at 10:00AM at Grace Lutheran Church in Des Moines with funeral service at 11:00AM. In lieu of flowers memorials would be appreciated to either Grace Lutheran Church or the VFW Foundation.

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