Homer Jefferson Ikerd
Mildred C. Watson
Lois Lavonne Ikerd


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1. Leonard J. Beeker

Lois Lavonne Ikerd 1 2 3

  • Born: 14 Aug 1914, Westville, LaPorte, IN, USA 2
  • Marriage (1): Leonard J. Beeker on 9 Jan 1945 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN 1
  • Died: 6 Oct 1998, Saint Joseph, Berrien, MI, USA at age 84 2 3
  • Buried: 9 Oct 1998, Bridgman: Graceland Cemetery, Berrien, MI, USA 2 3

   FamilySearch ID: LKFB-DTR.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1950 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN. 4 The 1950 census recorded at 4520 Marcy Lane in Apt. 30: Leonard L. Beeker, traveling salesman for wholesale oil refinery, 44, living with wife Lois L., 35; and son Randy J., born Sep 1949.

2. Arrival: 1957, in Bridgman, Berrien, MI, USA. 3

3. Residence: 3344 Cedar Lane, Bridgman, MI on 23 Nov 1972 in Bridgman, Berrien, MI, USA. 1

4. Obituary: The Herald-Palladium: obituary of Lois L. Beeker on 7 Oct 1998 in Saint Joseph, Berrien, MI, USA. 3 Lois L. Beeker
BRIDGMAN Lois L. Beeker, 84, of Bridgman died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1998, at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 9, at Olivet Congregational Church, Bridgman, with the Rev. Russell Panico officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, Bridgman. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Boyd Funeral Home, Bridgman. Memorials may be made to American Heart Association.
Lois was born Aug. 14, 1914, in Westville, Ind., and had been an area resident since 1957. She had worked for many years at the Ben Franklin Store in Bridgman. She was a member of Olivet Congregational Church and was the church organist. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Beeker, Nov. 23, 1972.
Survivors include: a daughter, Sue Shore of Lafayette, Ind.; son, Randy (Nancy) Beeker of St. Joseph; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was also preceded in death by her son, Ned Beeker, in 1991; and two sisters, Sue Waters in 1986, and Frances Ellis in 1983.

Lois married Leonard J. Beeker, son of Randa Beeker and Nellie May Downing, on 9 Jan 1945 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN.1 (Leonard J. Beeker was born on 9 Aug 1906 in Battle Ground, Tippecanoe, IN,1 5 6 died on 23 Nov 1972 in South Bend, St. Joseph, IN 1 3 5 and was buried on 27 Nov 1972 in Bridgman: Graceland Cemetery, Berrien, MI, USA 1 5.)


1 "The News-Palladium (Benton Harbor, MI)," 25 Nov 1972, page 12. Obituary of Leonard J. Beeker.

2 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/52875851.

3 "The Herald-Palladium (Saint Joseph, MI)," 7 Oct 1998, page 9. Obituary of Lois L. Beeker.

4 "1950 United States Census," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6XLF-KZ23 Leonard L. Beeker Indianapolis IN.

5 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/52875821.

6 FamilySearch.org, Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2Q4J-LTK Leonard Beeker and Pearl Barnett, 22 Oct 1930; citing Marriage, Hamilton, Ohio.

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