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Frances Beeck

December 1, 1948 — April 14, 2022

Sheboygan Falls

Francis "Jeanne" Beeck of Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin lost her courageous battle with ovarian cancer and went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, April 14th, 2022.

Jeanne was born on December 1st, 1948, to the late Darwin and Gladys (Zorn) Immel in the town of Empire, Wisconsin.

Jeanne graduated from Sheboygan Falls High School in 1966. She also married the love of her life that year, Ronald Beeck. They entered into the union of marriage on November 5th, 1966.

Jeanne played many roles during her life’s journey. She was a: daughter, sister, cousin, wife, mother, and most importantly Grandma. She was affectionately known as Nana, not only to her grandchildren but to the other countless children in her life.

Jeanne also had many careers throughout the course of her life. She was a cakemaker, small business owner, quality manager, and was the chief cook and bottle washer for the ‘Kernel and the Old Maid’ family kettle corn business. Of all her jobs and careers, she was the proudest of being a daycare provider for many.

Her many hobbies included: gardening, camping, decorating, dancing the polka, and spending time with all of the children who called her Nana.

Jeanne is survived by her husband of 57 years, Ronald; and her two daughters, Kelly (Scott) Waier of Sheboygan and Sara (Travis) Smallwood of Sheboygan Falls.

Her grandchildren include Travis Jr (Annie) Smallwood, Jacob (Becky) Immel, Ashley Smallwood, Brandon Waier, Molly Waier, Claire Smallwood, Abby Smallwood, Sophie Smallwood, and great-grandchild, Luke Smallwood.

Her siblings include Dave (Luanne) Immel, Ellen (Lee) Guenther, Dennis (Linda) Immel, Dan (Yvonne) Immel, Cindy Immel, Glorian (George) Erhman, Shirley (Aaron) Mertes, Fred (Juanie)Beeck, Judy (Jim) Krolnik, Rosie (Dave) Baranczyk, Don (Andrea) Beeck, and Mary (Jerry) Miller.

She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. She is survived by many in the community, including those she babysat, worked with, and customers served from the kettle corn business.

Jeanne is preceded in death by her parents Gladys and Darwin Immel as well as her parents-in-law Willard and Clara Beeck as well as siblings: Harold Beeck, Alvera Beeck and Bernice Beeck.

A Celebration of Life will be held for Jeanne at 1:00 PM on Sunday, April 24, 2022, at Zimmer-Westview Funeral and Cremation Care Center (W2132 Garton Road, Sheboygan, WI 53083) with Jim Parker officiating. A public visitation will be held from 11:00 AM until the time of Jeanne's service at the funeral home. Private burial will take place at St. Mary's Cemetery in Sheboygan Falls.

The family wants to thank the caring and compassionate staff at Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice in Sheboygan Falls. They would also like to thank the host of other doctors and nurses who served her during her cancer journey, including those that cared for her at Banner University Cancer Center in Tuscon, Arizona.

The family also wants to thank the community for the well wishes, thoughts and prayers. We rest in the comfort that Jeanne is being embraced in Heaven by her Lord and savior, Jesus Christ. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Sharon Richardson, Make a Wish foundation, and/or the Sheboygan Boys and Girls Club.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Sunday, April 24, 2022

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Zimmer Westview Funeral and Cremation Care Center

W2132 Garton Rd, Howards Grove, WI 53083

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Celebration of Life

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Zimmer Westview Funeral and Cremation Care Center

W2132 Garton Rd, Howards Grove, WI 53083

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