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Nathan "Jay" Beck

Byron, MN - Nathan "Jay" Beck of Byron, MN (formerly Ames, IA and Ankeny, IA).

Visitation will be 1-4 PM Sunday 7/15/18 with time of remembrance at 4 pm at Byron Funeral Home in Byron, Minnesota.

Celebration of life will be 1-4 pm on Saturday 7/21/18 at the Ankeny Legion Hall 521 SW 3rd St Ankeny, Iowa 50021.

Jay passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on 7/11/18. The day before he was taking care of his garden, feeding his fish, rebuilding a deck and enjoying his favorite sandwich. His loss leaves a big hole in every heart that he touched. Family was most important to Jay and he was always willing to lend a hand to anyone who needed help.

Jay was born on 6/6/52 to Joseph B Beck and Mary Ann (Teig) Beck in Story City. Jay graduated from ISU with a bachelors in dairy science. He taught at Iowa Lakes Community College 1979-1983, managed the ISU dairy research farm for 20 years and recently retired from Genex. Jay was well respected in the dairy industry and served as a judge for many years at the Polk County Fair.

Jay would have been married to Carol A (King) Beck for 45 years in August. He is survived by daughters Lisa Yenzer, Julie Beck, and Kim (Mark) Rutkowski. Grandchildren Andrew and Allison Yenzer. Siblings Joan (the late Mark) Fellom, Tim (Dyanne) Beck, Mary (Sandy) Steinbach, Kristy (Kevin) Kirkus, and Ken (Val) Beck. Many nieces, nephews, and friends he loved as family. Preceded in death by his sister Teresa and parents.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Jay Beck Memorial Fund at First Alliance Credit Union in Byron, MN.
Published in Des Moines Register from July 14 to July 15, 2018
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