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Edward Beazley

Edward J. Beazley, 90, of Correctionville, Iowa, passed away Saturday morning July 29, 2017 in the Correctionville Specialty Care.

Memorial services will be held on Friday, August 4 at 11 a.m. at the Grace Lutheran Church in Correctionville. Iowa. Pastor John Riebhoff will officiate. Burial with military rites will be in the Sunset View Cemetery at Washta, Iowa, directly following the church service.

There will be a family prayer service at 10:45 a.m. at the church on Friday. Visitation will be on Thursday from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. with the family present from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, Iowa.

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Ed was born June 9, 1927 near Washta, Iowa to Jack & Edwina (Flisher) Beazley. He attended Washta Schools. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy on the USS Miami CL 89.

Ed was married to Lila Backhaus on December 3, 1947 at the Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Quimby, Iowa. He farmed all his life, retiring in 1997.

He was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Correctionville where he had been Sunday School Superintendent for many years. He was also a member of the Washta American Legion.

He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, playing cards, animals on the farm until they got outside the fences, watching the Minnesota Twins and spending time with family and friends.

Ed had been a resident of Correctionville the past 4 years, and prior to that, he lived on a farm north of Correctionville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Paul and Donald Beazley; three sisters Goldie Butcher, Donna Joseph and Julie Beazley; a daughter-in-law Pamela Beazley.

He is survived by his wife Lila, four children: Jerry Beazley of Cherokee, Iowa; Patrick (Rose) Beazley of Cherokee, Iowa; Bill Beazley of Correctionville, Iowa; Karen (Bill) Gold of Moville, Iowa; six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren: Nicole (Allen) Campbell and their children Hannah and Mason; Brandon Beazley and his son Ashton and step-daughter Destiny Ohrtman; Charissa (Jason) Overmohle and their children Dylan, Evan and Elise; Trent (Savanna) Beazley; Jasmine Gold and Chris Gold.

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