Nicholas T. Beelman

Nicholas T. Beelman, 51, Mt. Union, died Saturday, December 9, 2017 at home.


Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 15 at Elliott Chapel, New London, with Pastor Matt Yaley officiating. Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. until time of service. Burial will immediately follow. A memorial has been established. Online condolences may be left at


He was born October 27, 1966 in Ft. Madison to Jack and Ruth Elizabeth Hoenig Beelman. March 5, 1994, he married Lara Marie Reid at Harmony Bible Church. He was Salutatorian of his class at Aquinas High School, attended SCC, and graduated from Iowa State. He was a professional forester and arborist, owning Good Steward Forestry and Tree Care. He was of the Christian faith; enjoyed fishing, bicycling, his hobby farm and time with family. He loved research and expanding his mind.


He is survived by his wife and son, Joshua, Mt. Pleasant; two grandsons; his mother, Ruth Coffey, Wever; brothers, David of Montrose and Patrick of Farmington; sisters, Rebecca Marriott of The Woodlands, Texas, and Deborah Beelman of Burlington; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandparents; father; brother, Stephen Beelman and stepfather, Fred Coffey.

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