Benjamin E. “Ben” Beebe

Jul 3, 2020
Beebe, Ben web


10:30 am on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at Lighthouse Baptist Church, 300 Ralston Rd, Waterloo.


4:00 pm – 7:00 pm on Monday, July 6, 2020 at Lighthouse Baptist Church; and for 30 minutes prior to the service on Tuesday at the church. 


Garden of Memories Cemetery


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Karen Beebe for a future church project


Benjamin E. “Ben” Beebe, 83, of Waterloo and formerly Quasqueton, died Friday, July 3, 2020 at home with his loving wife by his side. 

He was born November 5, 1936 in Independence, the son of Howard and Nona (Miller) Beebe.

Ben served in the United States Army from January 7, 1954 until his honorable discharge on December 5,1955. 

He married Karen Schildmeier Hoop on February 6, 1987 in Waterloo.

Ben was employed at John Deere & Co. for over 30 years until his retirement in 1998.

Ben was saved on Father’s Day 1979, he continued to serve his Lord as a faithful member of Lighthouse Baptist Church (formerly Waterloo Baptist Temple), until his passing. He filled many positions at church, serving as treasurer, janitor, bus captain, and Mr. Fix-it for many years.

 Survivors include his wife, Karen Beebe of Waterloo; three sons, Scott (Colette) Beebe of West Branch, Daniel Beebe of Waterloo, and Christopher Beebe of Waterloo; two step-daughters, Lisa Kohler of Springfield, MO and Renee Hoop of Waterloo; six grandchildren, Tiffany, Christyn, Dustin, Cory, Cameron, and Alex; seven great-grandchildren; and a brother, Jack Beebe of Phoenix, AZ.

Preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Bonnie Carson; and three brothers, Dick, Russell, and Jim Beebe.

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  1. Susan Sands | Jul 06, 2020

    To Karen and Family:

    Very thankful to have known Ben.

    His prayers along with WBT were part of

    bringing me to Christ.  Praying God

    will give you strength and comfort.

    Susan and Mike

  2. Shari Van Etten Andersen | Jul 06, 2020

    As I read Ben's obituary I was reminded of good memories at Pine Creek Baptist Church. I am so thankful for that body of believers who had such a profound influence on my life. My condolences to all of Ben's loved ones.





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