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Richard Bean

A graveside service with full military honors for Richard K. "Boomer" Bean, 81, of Ainsworth will be held Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Oregon Township Cemetery in Ainsworth, with Pastor Jason Collier officiating.  Visitation will be held Monday, June 8 from 5 – 8 PM at the Beatty Funeral Home in Washington.  A memorial fund has been established for Ainsworth 1st Responders and Washington County Hospice.  Richard Bean died Friday, June 5, 2015 at his home in Ainsworth.

Richard Keith Bean was born September 15, 1933 in Haskins, IA, the son of James C. and Dorothy (Wall) Bean.  He graduated from Ainworth High School and served his country in the United States Army from 1954 – 1956.  He also served in the Army National Guard from 1975 – 1982.  Richard was united in marriage to Carol Conklin on November 21, 1956 at the United Methodist Church in Lisbon, IA.  He sold auto parts for many years, working for Breese's Auto Parts in Iowa City and later for Capper Ford in Washington.  Boomer was able to take the Honor Flight in 2012.  He enjoyed cleaning cars, cooking, doing things for others and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife Carol of Ainsworth, three children: Doug (Janice) Bean of Westerville, OH, Angie (Steve) Harris of Iowa City, IA, Jeff (Genea) Bean of Wellman, IA, eight grandchildren: Nathaniel, Lucas, Joachim, Matthias, Emmanuela, Dominica and Alex Bean and Courtney Harris, two step grandsons: Drew and Blake Albright, and one brother, Donald (Donna) Bean of Marion, IA.

Preceding Richard in death were his parents.

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Dear Carol and family,We are thinking of you and were glad we saw you recently.Our sympathy and prayers are with you.Wally and Shirley

Wally and Shirley Burlingame Jun 9 2015 12:00 AM

Carol and family -- My deepest sympathy to you on your loss.It has been many years since "Boomer" and I worked together at NAPA.My fondest memory is of the day he announced he had been elected Mayor of Ainsworth the previous evening.Inquiring as to his campaign platform, Boomer replied, "I didn't have a campaign.I was just late to the Council meeting.," Boomer had a great sense of humor, loved his family deeply and will be missed.God bless.

Tom Breese Jun 8 2015 12:00 AM

Carol, Angie, Steve and Courtnie--so sorry to hear of this sad news.Please know my prayers and thoughts are with your this time.Keep your memories close to your heart....he will be with you always.Patty and Mike Beal

Patty Beal Jun 7 2015 12:00 AM