Beukelman, age 77, of Corsica, SD was called home to his faithful savior Jesus
on Friday May 19, 2023. Funeral services are Monday, May 22, 2023 at 10:30 in
Grace Reformed Church in Corsica. A committal Service with Military Honors will
follow at the Graceland Cemetery in Corsica. Visitation will be at Grace
Reformed Church on Sunday, May 21, 2023 from 5-7 with a 6:30 prayer service.
was born October 27, 1945, to Arie and Nellie (Klein) Beukelman near Joubert,
SD. He graduated from the 8th grade. On September 7, 1966 he married Patricia
(Pat) Vlietstra in Edgerton MN.
At the time they
got married Bernie and Pat lived in Platte and he worked for Meyerink
Construction and was involved in the Army National Guard. From there they moved
to Corsica and worked at the Corsica Bakery. Eventually he started to work for
another construction company. Bernie and Pat started their own business in
Corsica called the Economy Center on main street. After the Economy Center
closed shop, Bernie and his brother, Harold started their own business called
Beukelman Construction. After retirement from construction Bernie and Pat bought
Spud’s IGA and turned it into Bernie’s Market and ran it for 10 years. After the
store he started working for Trail-Eze (Petro) for 15 years until his
Bernie was an
active member of the Grace Reformed Church serving as elder and deacon for many
years. He was also a member of the Everson-Beukelman American Legion post 274.
He enjoyed going to coffee up town visiting with men from the community.
During the years
together, Bernie enjoyed motorcycle trips and camping trips with family and
friends. He enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, and
great-grandchildren. He spent many road trips with each of his kids.
Grateful to have
shared his life is his wife of 56 years, Pat of Corsica. His Children Teri
(Jerry) Wisdom of Corsica SD and Brenda (Jeremy) Iedema of Platte, SD. His eight
Grandchildren Kelcie (Chris) Stahl, Kyla Beukelman (Brad Cranny), Kolby
(Brittney Edwards) Beukelman, Marlina (Tallon) Stunes, Styler (Wopela) Wisdom,
Kayla Wisdom, Taylor Iedema, and Madison Iedema. His 11 great-grandchildren
Conner, Brysen and Kenzie Stahl, Jocelynn Cranny, Aidan and Quinn Stunes, Roman
and Mila Wisdom, Kasch and Elias Beukelman. Brother Harold (Betty) Beukelman,
three sister-in-laws Chris Fey, Judy (Andy) Brummel and Sandy (Ron) Brands.
preceded in death by his parents Arie and Nellie Beukelman, in-law Nick and
Margaret Vlitstra, 2 sons Leslie and Curtis Beukelman, brother John (Jack)
Beukelman, and brother-in-law Al Fey.