Jay F. Beerman
Jay F. Beerman, 77, of North Platte died Feb. 5, 2001, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte.
He was born Dec. 20, 1923, at Ingham to Floyd and Esther Flannagan Beerman. He graduated from Farnam High School in 1941.
On Nov. 19, 1942, he joined the U.S. Navy, where he served as aviation machinist’s mate, second class, until his discharge March 25, 1946.
On Jan. 1, 1951, he married Barbara Farley in Farnam, and in 1953, they moved to North Platte.
He worked for the North Platte Police Department and was a security guard for the Armour Packing Co. He later was a chief deputy for the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, retiring in 1972. He was also a gunsmith at Allen’s Self Service and what was then called Gibsons-True Value. He enjoyed retrieving Civil War relics at Fort McPherson.
Mr. Beerman is survived by his wife; a daughter, the Rev. Shannon K. Smith of North Platte; two sons, Jay Steven (Debra) of Kearney and Randall C. of Alaska; four grandchildren, Jennifer and Dustin Beerman, Sara (Stephen) Marker and David (Brenda) Carter.
He was preceded in death by a son, Michael Shane Beerman, Nov. 2, 1988, and two sisters, Violet and Lola.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Episcopal Church of Our Savior with the Rev. John Schaefer officiating. Burial will be in Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell with military honors.
The North Platte Telegraph, February 6, 2001
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