EAGLE GROVE - Shirley Ann (Anderson) Beck, the daughter of Omer A. and Daisy M. (Mosher) Anderson, was born on April 4, 1939, on the family farm in Webster County, Iowa between Thor and Vincent. She attended school in Thor and Eagle Grove, graduating from Eagle Grove High School in 1957.
On September 6, 1957, Shirley was united in marriage to Larry Edward Beck at Ullensvang Lutheran Church in Thor. The couple had three children and made their home in Thor.
Larry preceded her in death on March 14, 1978. In 1979, Shirley started working at Fashions Unlimited in Eagle Grove. Shirley was married to Frank Patterson from 1984 to 2013.
SHIRLEY A. BECK
Shirley was a member of Ullensvang Lutheran Church and the Cruisin' Eagle's Car Club a proud owner of a 1955 red and white Chevy! She also enjoyed crafts, sewing and quilting. Shirley belonged to quilting clubs in Eagle Grove and Goldfield and volunteered and found donors for Freedom Quilts which was founded by a couple from Fonda, Iowa in 2001 and they create unique, personalized quilts for family members who have lost a loved one in the line of duty all across the country.
Shirley passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2014, at Rotary Senior Living in Eagle Grove, at the age of 74 years, with family at her side. She was also preceded in death by her parents.
Shirley is survived by her three children: Shelby A. Pedersen (Darrell) of Eagle Grove, Gary A. Beck (Kenda) of Fort Dodge and Cory A. Beck (Sabrina) of Eagle Grove; nine grandchildren: Nicole Ahrens (Nick), Derek Beck, Tanner Beck, Ryan Pedersen (Rachel), Tyler Pedersen (Jenna Stingley), Alyssa Pedersen (Drew Dooley), Lexis Beck, Brady Beck and Dylan Beck; five great-grandchildren: Natalie Pedersen, Gavin Pedersen, Trevor Pedersen, Hayden Pedersen and Nolan Ahrens.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at Grace Evangelical Free Church in Eagle Grove with Pastors John Nett and Dr. Fran Pettigrew officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Foust Funeral Home in Eagle Grove. Burial in East Ullensvang Cemetery in Thor.
Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.