Jean Beek, age 90 of Pillager, MN formerly of Westbrook, MN died Sunday, January 29 at Riverside Assisted Living in Pillager, MN. A gathering of friends and family will be held on Wednesday, February 1 from 12:00-1:00 P.M. at Emblom Brenny Funeral Service in Little Falls, MN. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery north of Little Falls, MN.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 2 at 11:00 A. M. at Immanuel Baptist Church in Westbrook, MN with Rev. Rob Adams officiating. A gathering time will be held on Thursday from 10:00-11:00 A.M. on Thursday at the church in Westbrook.
Jean Beek was born August 7, 1926 in Sibley, IA to the late Arnold and Emma (Goedtke) Klinkkammer. She grew up and attended school in Sibley, IA. She was united in marriage to Arnold Beek on February 23, 1945 in Sibley, IA. The couple made their home in Sibley from 1945 until 1947. In 1947, the couple moved to Westbrook, MN where they resided until moving to Pillager, MN in 2015. Jean worked at the following businesses: Fingerhut in Windom, MN and as a cook at the Good Samaritan Home in Westbrook, MN. She farmed with her husband, Arnie for 41 years in Westbrook. She was a faithful member of Immanuel Baptist Church and the VFW Auxiliary in Westbrook. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, cooking and spending time with her family.
Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 71 years Arnold Arnie Beek of Pillager, MN; daughters, Cindy (Chuck) Brey of Cushing, MN, Lanette (Mark) Tracy of Oxford Junction, IA, Sheila (Keith) Ruka of Kerkhoven, MN; brother-in-law, Henry VanDrunen of Sibley, IA; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, June VanDrunen and a granddaughter, Melanie Ruka.