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Iver Beckstrom

September 5, 1940 May 12, 2019
Iver Beckstrom
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Obituary for Iver Beckstrom

Iver was born September 5, 1940 in Oakland, Nebraska, to Walter and Mabel (Olson) Beckstrom. He passed away May 12, 2019 at his home in rural Craig, Nebraska, surrounded by his family.

Iver lived in rural Craig (past village of Bertha) his entire life. He attended Bertha Country School and Lyons High School. Throughout his life, he worked as a hired hand for area famers, raised sheep, hogs, and cattle. He worked at Swanson Motors in Decatur, Nebraska (where he first met Sheila), farmed in the “Connealy Valley” and attended many auctions with Carlee Osterndorff - a few auction items he would then resell.

Iver married Sheila Tenney on March 1, 1969 and had four children. He enjoyed farming, raising sheep, driving his tractors, talking about auctions, talking about the auction items he bought, driving to many area coffee spots to visit with friends, eating dinner in town (especially at the HiWay Café for hot beef), driving to the Swaburg Cemetery and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and the love of his life, Sheila, who passed away in 2013.

He is survived by his children: Jeffrey Beckstrom of Omaha, NE, Marcia (Robby) Pickell of Decatur, Jill (Lael) Holliday of Malcolm, NE, Dale (Kim) Beckstrom of Oakland, NE; grandchildren: Katelynn, Josephine and Sidney Holliday, Kalter and Raymond Beckstrom; brothers, Kenneth (Linda) Beckstrom and Alfred Beckstrom all of Omaha; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; many nieces and nephews.


Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

16

May

5:00 PM 5/16/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:30 PM 5/16/2019 7:30:00 PM
Pelan Funeral Services Oakland

310 South Charde Avenue
Oakland, NE 68045

Family will be receiving friends. Prayer Service will be held at 7:30 pm.

Pelan Funeral Services Oakland
310 South Charde Avenue Oakland 68045 NE
United States

Funeral Service

Friday

17

May

10:30 AM 5/17/2019 10:30:00 AM
Uehling Auditorium

224 3rd Street
Uehling, NE 68063

Uehling Auditorium
224 3rd Street Uehling 68063 NE
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Swaburg Baptist Cemetery Final Resting Place

US-77, Hooper, NE 68031
Hooper, NE 68031

US-77, Hooper, NE 68031 Hooper 68031 NE
United States

Memorial Contribution

To the family for future designation.

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