Jerold D. VanBeek Sr., age 73, of the town of Sioux Creek, rural Chetek, Wis., died peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, at his home with his wife, children and grandchildren by his side.
He was born Nov. 12, 1946, to Adolph and Olga (Amundson) VanBeek in Washburn County, Wis. On July 2, 1983, he was married to Pamela Albertson at Independence, Mo.
Jerold was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Pamela VanBeek; children, Jerold VanBeek Jr., of Chetek, Chris Swartz, of Ramsey, Minn., Jeanette (Lee) Swanson, of Red Wing, Minn., Piper Mcleod, of Independence, Mo., Marya Hitch, of Pleasant Hill, Mo., and John (Candace) Swartz, of Blue Springs, Mo.; 18 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; siblings, Marg Steadham, of Tallahassee, Fla., Larry (Donna) VanBeek, of Ocala, Fla., and John Sr. (Lucille) VanBeek, of Eau Claire. Wis., as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
A celebration of life will be held from 2–5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Rausch-Lundeen Funeral Home in Dallas, Wis. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the American Lung Association.
Arrangements are with Rausch-Lundeen Funeral Homes, Dallas and Cameron.