Tony E. Beaber, 72, of Mt. Pleasant, died Saturday, July 9, 2022 at New London Specialty Care in New London, IA.
A funeral service for Tony will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, July 15, 2022 at the Oakland Mills Community Church, rural Mt. Pleasant. Pastor Rick Moorman will officiate. Burial will be in the White Oak Cemetery, rural Rome, IA. Visitation was Thursday at the Kimzey Funeral Home, 213 N. Main St., Mt. Pleasant. The family greeted friends from 5-7 PM Thursday evening.
Those considering an expression of sympathy may direct memorials to the Mt. Pleasant Little League Baseball Association or the White Oak Cemetery Association. Online condolences may be directed to www.kimzeyfuneralhome.com.
Tony Eugene Beaber was born August 11,1949 in Mount Pleasant, IA. He was the son of Ledru Wesley and Wanda Maxine (Bonser) Beaber. He attended school in Rome and Mt. Pleasant and was a member of the Mt. Pleasant High School Class of 1967. On October 11, 1969, Tony was united in marriage to Dolores Marie Welcher at the Biggsville United Methodist Church, Biggsville, IL.
Tony worked for the H. Eugene Smith Construction Company. For 14 years, he was employed in the Water Department of the Mt. Pleasant Municipal Utilities.
A founding member of the Skunk River Coon Hunting Association, Tony loved to fish, trap, hunt and hunt for mushrooms. He was a huge fan of the Chicago Cubs Baseball Team, seldom missing a game being broadcast. One year, his devotion to baseball led him to be named the Volunteer of the Year by the Mt. Pleasant Little League Association.
Those thankful for sharing in Tony’s life include his wife of 52+ years, Dolores; 3 children – Edward (Sandy Wolfe) Beaber of Trenton, David (Mindy) Beaber of Rome and Suzanne Beaber of Mt. Pleasant; a sister – Karen (Gene) Wenzel, nephew Todd Smith of Mt. Pleasant and niece Angie (Charles) Boecker and their 2 sons of Ames; grandchildren – Blake (Amie) Beaber, Allison (Cody) Washburne, Sydney (Wolfgang) Schumacher, Shariah Collins, Reese Beaber, Alex Beaber, Manaysha (Quayson Talton) Minner, Nehemiah Minner and Trevor Beaber; great grandchildren – Louie & Augie Beaber, Dulahni Collins, River Washburne and Torrin Thele; step granddaughter – Brittany (Alex) Howe; step great grandchildren – Elliott and Landon Howe; a special niece – Kelly (Kurt) Hand and family and several other cousins, nieces and nephews.
His parents and a brother Terry Wesley Beaber precede Tony in death.