Vida E. Beem

Vida E. Beem, 91, of Merriman, NE, died June 27, 2014, at the Gordon Countryside Care Nursing Home. 

She was born September 28, 1922, in Fairfax, SD to Orlando and Anna (Stenerson) Delaney. She was the youngest child of a family of five brothers and four sisters, who have all preceded her in death. 

In her childhood, she attended school at Star Valley School in Fairfax and lived on a farm where they raised a large apple orchard and grains. 

Vida and Dick Beem were united in marriage at the beginning of World War II. 

She was a member of Our Redeemers Lutheran Church in Martin. Vida’s great enjoyment was gardening and caring for her yard and reading. 

Survivors include her sons, Arnold of Rapid City, and James of Corn Creek, daughter Vivian of Mission, SD, four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews. 

Funeral Services were held Wednesday July 2, 2014, 10:00 AM, at Our Redeemers Lutheran Church in Martin with Pastor Matthew Krenke of Valentine officiating. Burial was held in Merriman Cemetery, Merriman, NE. 

Pallbearers were Patrick Beem, Charles Olson, Owen Olson, Jacob Wike, Ken Wike and Pat Carlow. Honorary Pallbearers were all of Vida’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

A lunch was served by the Merriman Senior Citizens Center and family members. 

Bennett County Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.

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