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Grace Marie Beck

CHATSWORTH, IOWA ~ Grace Marie (Anderson) Baker-Beck, 93, of Chatsworth, formerly of Hawarden, passed away under hospice care at her home in Chatsworth on Monday, August 30, 2021.

Her family will be having a family gathering to celebrate her life at a later date. The Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden is assisting the family.

Grace was born October 16, 1927, in rural Beresford, South Dakota to Ray and Ruth (Stoen) Anderson. She was raised on the family farm. She attended Brule Grade School and graduated from Beresford High School in 1945.
She was united in marriage to Glen T. Baker from Sioux Falls, South Dakota on December 21, 1949. They lived in various states during Glen’s Naval career. To this union 5 children were born, Terry, Dara, Kim, Tom, and David.
Grace later married Fredrick “Fritz” Beck from Hawarden on August 18, 1961. They lived in Hawarden and Chatsworth areas and to this union 2 children were born, Jennifer and Lisa. They later divorced, but still remained close friends.
Grace was a seamstress and employed at other various jobs through out her life. Her most important job was being a mom, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She loved spending time in Chatsworth where her children grew up and visiting her neighbors where she lived. Grace had many friends and was called “Mom” by many of her children’s friends and others. She had a tremendous and generous kind heart and would help out anyone she could in any way, whether it be with food, a ride, or place to stay.
Grace enjoyed going to Winn Star World Casino in Oklahoma and Hard Rock Casino in Sioux City. Her most favorite was The Argosy Boat in Sioux City. She enjoyed traveling to different states when the chance arose. Grace would spend several months at a time in Texas with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
She will be missed greatly by her family and friends, and all who knew her.
Grace is survived by her 7 children, Terry Baker of rural Beresford, South Dakota, Dara (Robert) Witzka and Kim Barkley all of Chatsworth, Tom (Tae) Baker of Killeen, Texas, David (Deb) Baker of Dunlap, Iowa, Jenny Beck of Melvin, Iowa, and Lisa (Bart) Klein of Dunlap, Iowa; 15 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-granddaughter; also, many nieces and nephews, and her special fur babies, Lilly Rose and Mia Taya.
Grace was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Jean Kelley; brothers, Dale Anderson, Don Anderson, and Merlyn Anderson; granddaughter, Amy Jean Baker; great-grandson, Keion Johnson; and son-in-law, David Barkley.
Rest in peace momma. We love you. Our memories we have of you will live on forever in our hearts.

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A candle was lit in memory of Grace Beck

Jenny Beck Nov 27 2021 4:55 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Grace Beck

Ray Harry Sep 9 2021 10:56 PM

My thoughts & prayers are with the whole family. (Especially Lisa Klien as we were classmates).So sorry for your loss.Keep her memories close to you in your hearts.

Cindy (Wilken) Havelaar Sep 6 2021 9:28 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Grace Beck

Cindy (Wilken) Havelaar Sep 6 2021 9:25 PM

Sorry for your loss guys. 50+ yrs we've known each other. So So many memories. Riding around getting in mischief. lol And you're right. Could always crash on Grace's couch. RIP Grace! Love all you guys like family!

Denny Davis Sep 5 2021 9:40 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Grace Beck

Denny Davis Sep 5 2021 9:04 AM

When dad was here we talked everyday and he always asked "Hows Gracie"..and everytime I saw Grace she asked how Dad was! They were old schoolmates and Dad always said how pretty she was and a wonderful dancer..I will forever treasure her cards for my birthday, Jordan and Dad. I know she took great care in choosing the perfect one. That means so much, because she took the time to think of me! Each of you carry a piece of her with you that is a treasure too.! Imagine the Rejoicing when Amy and Keion met her. Praying for your hurting hearts..

Dawn Merrick Sep 4 2021 6:52 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Grace Beck

Renee Danielson Sep 4 2021 9:10 AM

Every time I talked to dad he would ask "Hows Gracie"? And when I'd see her she would ask me "Hows your dad"? They were school mates in Beresford.Dad said she could really dance! A couple of my treasures are the cards she gave me for Jordan and my Dad. Heartfelt words, not just any card. I know she took her time picking them out. I see her resting in the arms of Jesus and smiling..

Dawn Merrick Sep 2 2021 7:02 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Grace Beck

Lisa Klein Sep 2 2021 6:07 PM

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