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David Bearman

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David Lee Bearman, age 68 of Nashua, IA, died Sunday, August 9, 2015, at his home due to complications from the Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Funeral Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday August 12, 2015 at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Nashua with Pastor Bill Nielson presiding. Interment will be at Sunnyside Memory Gardens in Charles City, IA following the service. Pallbearers will be Cody Bearman, Jake Flattum, Gary Schneider, Billy Bearman, Bruce Bearman and Jim Bearman. Friends may greet the family 4 - 8 p.m. Tuesday August 11th at the Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home – Olson Chapel in Nashua. Further visitation will be one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the church. David Lee Bearman was born August 2, 1947 in New Hampton, IA, the son of Harry and Evelyn (Soukup) Bearman. He attended Cresco Jr. High and then went on to Fredericksburg High School where he graduated in 1965. Shortly after graduation, David was drafted into the U.S. Military and was in the service for two years. After his time in the service, David met the love of his life, Joyce Eckenrod. The couple was married shortly after meeting on January 15, 1972 at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Sumner, IA. To this union four children were born. David worked many different jobs throughout his life. He worked at Oliver White Farm in Charles City, the Sumner Co-op buying hogs, AMPI where he drove the milk truck, Hostess, and Five-Star Co-op in New Hampton where he drove semi as well. He enjoyed driving semi for the various companies he worked for. David was an avid outdoorsman. He loved to do anything outdoors; especially fishing, hunting, camping, trail riding and chuckwagon racing. One last lap around the track was all he wanted in his last days. Along with being outdoors, David enjoyed traveling with his family. Often they would not have a destination in mind, but would just go where the road took them. David was a member of the American Legion in Nashua and also served on the St. Johns Lutheran Church council. Family always came first for David. You could often catch him bragging about his family to others because he cared for them dearly. David is survived by his wife of 43 years, Joyce Bearman of Nashua; three sons, Billy (Jenni) Bearman of New Hampton, Bruce Bearman of Sumner, Jim (Amanda) Bearman of Nashua; 7 grandchildren, Jake, Cody, Taylor, Tori, Ty, Wyatt, Walker; his mother Evelyn Bearman of New Hampton. He was preceded in death by his father, Harry Bearman; one son, Joseph in 1982.

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  1. Just heard about Dave. I worked with Dave at hostess. I teamed with him to Wilma MN for a year and a half. He was a very good driver and taught me alot. Dave was always a positive cheerful guy. Just as everyone knows Dave truly was a great guy that loved his family. Sorry for your loss , Dave will be missed..

  2. I didn’t know David, but I wanted to send my deepest sympathies to his family. I lost my father, Kip Johnson, to Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease just a few weeks ago, on July 21, 2015. I was struck by how much David and my dad had in common… my dad was 70 years old and a truck driver. His route used to include a stop in Ionia. He loved his children and grandchildren, and took immense pride in bragging about them. Like my dad, I’m sure that David will be missed greatly. Peace and comfort to you all. ~Stephanie Johnson PS – David and my dad’s dad shared a birthday. Such a small world!

  3. Joyce and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time. With deepest sympathy, Lee and Mary Pries

  4. We love you all and wish we could support you in person at this time. Sending peace and a box is coming to you tomorrow. Cynthia & Sena D. in Phoenix

  5. Evelyn, Joyce and Family, It has been several years since we had seen Dave but we have many fond memories of him and his laugh! You are in our thoughts and prayers-God’s peace be with you all. Mike and Nancy (Gitch) Petersen

  6. I was saddened to hear of Dave’s illness and death. My sympathies to the family. I knew Dave as a truck driver for many years.

  7. I am sorry for your loss. Dave was a nice guy. I knew Dave from Fburg school. We had lots fun together when Dave had his fire bird convertible. I liked Dave’s convertible so much I went out and brought one. I enjoyed seeing Dave over at Bucky’s in Lawler when he was trucking. We would have a nice talk. Fred Stange

  8. Dear Joyce, Billy, Bruce and Jim ~ Pastor Joann and I were shocked and deeply saddened to hear from Norm G about Dave’s death. We didn’t realize that he’d been ill. We have wonderful memories of your family from our years at St. John. We grieve with you and will hold you in prayer. Thanks be to God for Jesus’ victory over death and assurance of Resurrection! Yours in Jesus ~ Pastor Dave Kramer

  9. Klenzman Tire-Travis Poock & Jeremy Price purchased the Sweet Sincerity for the family of David Lee Bearman.

  10. Joyce & family, Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you at this very difficult time. We will always remember Dave as a happy go lucky guy who loved to brag about his kids. We loved hearing him talk about them & will keep him in our hearts. Wishing you God’s strength in the coming days, weeks, months & years. We are here for hugs & a shoulder to lean on. Kenton & Zenda

  11. Billy, sorry for your loss. we have been through the same, but it never made it any easier when we learn that a friend has lost their loved one. With prayer time will ease the pain. You and your family are in our prayers. Bob &Julie Mether and family

  12. Joyce and family sending thoughts and prayers at this sad time to hope you find peace and comfort in your great memories..

  13. Evelyn, Joyce and family, It indeed was a shock to learn of David’s illness and passing. Life can change in an instant but now he is with our Lord and we wait until we can be together once again. Until then, our Lord will wrap His arms tightly around you and hold you up when you feel like you are falling. I first got to know David well in eighth grade although I remember him earlier when we went to Cresco for Basic Skills tests. It was rather ironic then when I met and married Orin that I learned he was a friend of the Ellingson’s too. In years following we would meet at Kent banquets. Who would have guessed when we saw him at Ann’s visitation that would be the last time. There are lots of ‘who would have guessed’ in this world and it would be a sad world if we knew all those things ahead of time. My heart grieves for your family now and in the months ahead.

  14. Evelyn, Joyce & family. Our deepest sympathy to you. We were so shocked to hear the news, so happy that we got to see Dave & Evelyn last Nov. Our thoughts & prayers with you all in the difficult days ahead. Love to all. Carmen & Dorothy Ellingson

  15. Joyce and family… I am so very sorry to hear of a David’s death. I remember him as such a kind person and a loving family man. My heart goes out to you. Blessings and my sympathy. :heart: Jane (Silby) Helgeson, Mason City.

  16. Eric Lori Lohmann and Kids purchased the Full Of Love Bouquet for the family of David Lee Bearman.

  17. Joyce & family, Our deepest sympathy to you all. Dave was truly a nice man! He will be missed. May God hold you all in his loving arms during this difficult time. LeeRoy & Diane Reuscher

  18. Our deepest sympathy to all of Dave’s family. We pray that you will feel God’s loving arms around you in the days ahead. Kris and Cary Griffith

  19. Joyce and family so very sorry for your loss. May God wrap his arms around you. Just know Dave is in a better place. Orlin and Deb Sudol

  20. My sympathy to Joyce & family. Dave outrode for my dad (Arnold Vetter) years ago during chuckwagon racing season. Dave often asked thru Joyce how Denny was doing during his cancer ordeal. Rest in peace Dave. You are joining some great people in Heaven.

  21. Family was so important to your Dad, he always spoke of his Son’s with such pride. May he be granted peace.

  22. David and I go WAY back! He was a neighboring playmate that use to ride his tricylce down the crushed rock road to our farm and want to play, until his Mom found him. He tried it again and successfully found all my mud pies and had lot’s of fun breaking all of them. I was a little freckled redhed and he soon found out that I could show my temper and he never tried it again! We always had a good time together whatever we were doing. His parents were very good friends of my parents so we spent alot of time seeing each other. I want to send loving prayers to all of the family and please know that he is in God’s hands and pain free. Larry and Diana Huffman Hirsch

  23. David was always so full of life it was a real sock to hear from Evelyn. You have our thoughts and prayers with you. The Wiedenman’s from Leonards family

  24. Evelyn, Joyce and family. So sorry to hear about David. He came to Mom’s funeral and we talked for a long time. He brought Evelyn with him and it was great to see them and catch up. Our prayers are with you. Connie Ellingson (Vogel)

  25. So sorry to hear of your loss – My sympathy and prayers for your family – May God wrap you in His Loving Arms and hold you close in the days ahead. Sincerely – LuAnn Meyer

  26. Joyce, Billy, Bruce, Jim and families: Dave was such a good man, and so proud of his family. He loved you guys so much! May God wrap his arms around you at this very difficult time and comfort you in your sorrow. Our heartfelt sympathy, Linda and Rick Drewelow

  27. Joyce and family: sending heartfelt sympathy. Dave was a wonderful man, friend, and loved his family. May God give you comfort and peace during this difficult time. Gary and Joan Lore

  28. Joyce, Billie, Bruce, Jim and family, Our sincere sympathies to you all. God chose a special man to enter his kingdom. Dave’s love will be held within your hearts forever. The memories created through the years will hold you close. May you all find comfort from those that will surround you through the days ahead. God bless. Larry and Cindy Shoemaker and family

  29. Joyce and family, we are so sorry to hear about Dave. You have lost a wonderful husband and father. The rest of us have lost a great friend. He always took the time to chat with everyone. I will miss those chats. Our prayers are with all of you. Wayne, Carol, and family

  30. Dave was always a pleasure to talk to and could never talk enough about his family. He was very proud of you all. He will be greatly missed. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort knowing he is in God’s hands.

  31. We want you all to know that we all feel the loss of a wonderful man. Dave was very proud of his whole family when visiting with him. He was such a hard worker also. I always wondered when he got any rest. He will now be remembered for all the memories that we all have of him. Many of those have been thru our sons growing up together. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

  32. Sorry to hear of Daves passing he was always so friendly and enjoyable to talk to. Sendding prayers and hugs to you all. Love Bob and Joyce Beck ,

  33. Dear Joyce, Billie, Jim, Bruce and families, We were deeply saddened to hear of Dave’s passing. May you find loving comfort in God’s arms during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Cherish those beautiful memories and Dave will live on in your hearts forever.

  34. Dear Joyce, Billie, Bruce, Jim and families- We are so sorry for your loss you are in our thoughts and prayers. May Dave enjoy his ride in heaven on the horse of his dreams. Let us know if you need anything. Josh & Steph Fuerstenberg and girls

  35. My heartfelt sympathy to Joyce and family. I will always remember Dave from his Chuckwagon racing days with my Dad (Doyle Johnson). May Dave and all the other ‘good old boys’ from our Chuckwagon days reunite in heaven and have ‘another great ride’ My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family may Dave rest in peace. Dan & Patty (Johnson) Bilharz

  36. Thoughts and prayers to all of you during this difficult time. Cherish the memories as they will last a life time. Dave always had a great smile and loved to chat no matter what it was about and will be missed by many. Marv & Kelly Christensen

  37. Dear Bearman family–so many people with so many beautiful memories of Dave will help give you comfort in the days to come. Dave was always interested in other folks and how things were going for them–his kindness will always be remembered, along with his genuine love of family and friends. Laurie Kristiansen

  38. Dear Joyce and Family, you may not remember me but I believe that we worked together at Fayette County DHS many years ago. When I read this, I believe that this was your family. Please accept my sympathy and my sincere hope is that your Faith and Memories will give you strength and comfort as you all continue life’s journey! God’s Blessings to All!

  39. Our deepest sympathy to all the family. We will miss his smile and laughter on the trails. Jack and Vicky Rusthoven

  40. Joyce Billy and Family So sorry to hear about the loss of David my thoughts and prayers are with you remember you while living in Oakwood and me going hunting with David in the Roseville area Chief Lou Staudt Shell Rock


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