James "Jim" George Beaman was born August 1, 1947 to George and Ione (Nicholson) Beaman in Denison, Iowa. He received his early education in Deloit and graduated from Denison High School with the class of 1968. Throughout high school, Jim participated in 4-H and football.
On January 6, 1969, Jim was drafted in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Shortly after his deployment, he was injured out on patrol in Vietnam. Due to the serious injuries, he was honorably discharged on March 12, 1970.
After returning from the war, Jim farmed with his father, George until they retired. After George's passing in 1999, Jim moved to Denison with his mother, Ione in 2001. He was very devoted to his faith and was a longtime member of the United Methodist Church in Denison. Jim loved his community and you would often find him participating at Bingo night or attending any Denison Monarchs sporting events. He was a member of the Denison American Legion Post No. 8 and the Booster Club. One of Jim's greatest enjoyments were his 2006 Mustang Convertible, attending the Sturgis Mustang Rally, area car shows and parades.
Jim passed away Friday, December 18, 2020 due to complications of pancreatic cancer at Eventide Lutheran Home attaining the age of seventy-three years. He was preceded in death by his father, George.
He is survived by his mother, Ione Beaman (she passed away on December 13, 2021); sisters, Joan and her husband Roger Reinking of Kingsley, Iowa, Linda and her husband Eldridge Drury of Holstein, Iowa; nieces and nephews, Mark Reinking and his wife Lisa of Ankeny, Iowa, Dean Reinking and his wife Jessica of Ankeny, John Borchers and his wife Connie of Aberdeen, South Dakota, Julie Borchers and her special friend Rob Stelle of Alexandria, Virginia; cousins, great-nieces and nephews and many friends.
Private Graveside Service with Military Honors by Denison American Legion Post No. 8 and the Iowa Army National Guard was held on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 in the Deloit Cemetery.
Celebration of Life will be at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 28, 2022 at the First United Methodist Church in Denison. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.