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Harold A. Beikmann

February 1, 1941 — February 20, 2014

Harold Andrew Beikmann, Palmer, KS, died Thursday, February 20, 2014 at Manhattan, KS. A funeral service will was at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 25, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Linn. Rev. Richard Rikli officiated. Amanda Beikmann was organist and the congregation sang "What a Friend We Have in Jesus", "I heard a Voice of Jesus Say", "Go My Children With My Blessing" and "Abide With Me." Pallbearers were Kevin Schotte, Bill Schotte, Bob Stohs, Chris Stohs, Ronald Richardson and Kevin Richardson. Burial was in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. Harold was born Febuary 1, 1941 to Theodor and Velma (Timme) Beikmann of rural Clifton, KS. He was baptized February 5, 1941, and was confirmed on April 3, 1955 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Linn, by Rev. John Kovac. Harold attended Immanuel Lutheran School and graduated Linn High School in 1959. He served two years in the US Army, 1962 to 1964, and spent the rest of his life as a member of Palmer Legion Post #383. On August 6, 1967 he united in marriage to Arlene Helms at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Linn KS. This union was blessed with 4 children, Mel, Mike, Bernita and Mark. Harold was a lifetime member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, where he was a member of the choir, and held several positions on the church council. He was a member of Linn Lutheran School Assn and served on the school board. Harold raised hogs and cattle in rural Palmer perfecting the art of silo packing. He operated HB Corral Construction, serving stockman in surrounding states for several years, until his retirement. Harold never really retired. After moving to Palmer, he spent his days building his Model A, restoring antique tractors, and creating a scale model of the Linn-Palmer community in the former barber shop. He also enjoyed gardening, keeping Arlene in a constant supply of rhubarb for her world famous pies. Retirement was also interrupted each week with a trip to Clay Center where Harold and Arlene operated the Sale Barn Cafe. Harold was preceded in death by his twin brother, Darold August; parents, Theodor and Velma (Timme) Beikmann; nephew, Timothy Schotte; brother, Kenneth; and sister-in-law, Elvera Richardson. Survivors include his wife, Arlene; three sons, Mel (Lori) Beikmann, Hanover, KS, Mike (Kristy) Beikmann, Clifton, KS, Mark (Amanda) Beikmann, Palmer, KS; daughter, Bernita (Rick) Myers, Dallas, TX; seven grandchildren, Christopher, Micaella, and Brandt Beikmann, Kaitlyn and Emily Beikmann, and Ava and Emma Myers; sisters, Ruth (Richard) Schotte, Bremen, KS; Velinda and (Rick) Wilson, Washington, Marsha (Jerry) Stohs, Bremen, KS; sister-in-law, Marian Beikmann, Marysville, KS; brothers-in-law, Lennis Helms, Linn, KS; Donald Richardson, Fairbury, NE; several nieces and nephews. A memorial fund has been established to the church building fund or to the church playground fund. Contributions may be sent in care of Ward Funeral Home, PO Box 157, Washington, KS 66968. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Harold A. Beikmann, please visit our flower store.


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