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Gerald Dean "Jerry" Beacom

February 27, 1938 — October 26, 2023

South Sioux City, NE

  Gerald Dean “Jerry” Beacom, 85 of South Sioux City passed away Thursday, October 26, 2023. A funeral mass will be 10:30 A.M. Saturday, November 18, 2023 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Father Gary Rush will officiate. Visitation will be Friday, November 17, 2023 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. with a rosary at 4:30 P.M. and a vigil service at 7:00 P.M. at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. Private family burial will be at St. Michael Cemetery. Online condolences may be directed to meyerbroschapels.com.

  Jerry was born the son of Paul and Kathline (Dailey) Beacom on February 27, 1938 in Sioux City, Iowa. He graduated from Heelan High School in 1956 and attended Regis College in Denver, Creighton University, and the University of Nebraska. Jerry married Carol Ann Johnson on November 21, 1961, and to this union six children were born.

  Jerry was Postmaster in South Sioux City during the Kennedy administration and then worked at the post offices of Boys Town and Sioux City before opening the Beacom Insurance Agency in South Sioux City, which he owned and operated for 40 years. Jerry was always on the go and always had a side hustle. He had several rental properties that he enjoyed tinkering on even in his old age. He also built houses with Mike Gill and Dick Sokolovske for many years. He was proud of the hard work that he did to provide for his large family and help pay for his children’s education.   

  Jerry enjoyed spending time with his family and watching Notre Dame football. Bishop Heelan held a very special place in his heart. He was a huge supporter of Catholic education and Heelan athletics. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Siouxland Notre Dame Club. He was lovingly called “The Jer” by all who knew him.  

  In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Knights Foundation which supports Heelan student tuition or to Bishop Heelan High School. Jerry would appreciate finding a way to come up with “a few nickels” for Heelan.

  Jerry is survived by his children, Jeanne (Kent) Hennings of Cedar Falls, IA, Jackie Reller of South Sioux City, NE, Dr. John (Jesse) Beacom of Chicago, IL, Carrie (Jim) Cunningham of Sioux City, IA, Dr. Betsy (Rob) LeRoux of West Des Moines, IA, and Katie (Jon) LaFleur of Dakota Dunes, SD; brother, Paul Q. Beacom of Westminster, CO; grandchildren, Ryan Reller, Weston Reller, Jon Hennings, Kaitlyn Creger, Ally Cunningham, Erin Cunningham, Ellie Sigler, Mason LeRoux, Vivian LeRoux, Abbie LaFleur, Emma LaFleur, Lauren LaFleur, and Madelyn LaFleur; great-grandchildren, Julia, Bay and Banks Reller, Jameson, Rose, and Theodore Hennings, and Jaxson Creger; and many nieces and nephews.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Mary Kneifl, Joann Boyens, Veronica Frost, and Dick Beacom; and grandson, Jonathan LaFleur.

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Service Schedule

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Rosary

Friday, November 17, 2023

4:30 - 5:00 pm (Central time)

Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel

3220 Stone Park Blvd, Sioux City, IA 51104

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Visitation

Friday, November 17, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel

3220 Stone Park Blvd, Sioux City, IA 51104

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Prayer Service

Friday, November 17, 2023

7:00 - 7:30 pm (Central time)

Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel

3220 Stone Park Blvd, Sioux City, IA 51104

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Memorial Service

Saturday, November 18, 2023

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

5010 Military Rd, Sioux City, IA 51103

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