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Deanna D. Beem

March 12, 1938 - October 13, 2019



Deanna D. Beem of Cadillac passed away Sunday, October 13, 2019 at Sunnyside Assisted Living in Cadillac. She was 81. Deanna was born on March 12, 1938 in Jacksonville, Illinois to Clarence D. & Lois M. (Brockhouse) Williams and they preceded her in death. On April 30, 1966 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Cadillac she married Ardilles “Ike” Beem and he preceded her in death on December 4, 2013.

Deanna graduated from Jacksonville High School and attended college in Minnesota. She had been employed at the Michigan Department of Natural Resources office in Cadillac for many years and later as a recess aide at Franklin Elementary School. Mrs. Beem was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Cadillac for many years and was a member of the Ladies Aide and of the Choir. She enjoyed playing cards and will be remembered for her contagious laugh and you always knew she was up to no good when she would say “Ta Da”!!

Survivors include children: Wade Beem of Cadillac, Bethany (Dennis) Hook of Alcoa, Tennessee, step-children: Randy (Shawn) Beem of Charlotte, MI, Dianna (Tom) Redman and Mark (Heather) Beem all of Lake City and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and her husband she was preceded in death by 2 sisters: Judy Long and Carole Keirl.

Graveside services will be held 1:30 PM Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at Soper Cemetery in Colfax Township, Wexford County with Reverend Ted Turanski officiating. In lieu of flowers you are asked to consider contributions to Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Hospice of Michigan or Sunnyside Assisted Living. An online guestbook is available at

Guest Book

  • Jennifer Fauble - Oct 15th, 2019 6:15 am

    "My heart goes out to you Beth and Wade. Your mom was a sweet soul. You will carry her heart with you always. "

  • Bert - Oct 15th, 2019 2:40 pm

    "I will always remember our laughs, our jokes, our smiles, our tears, our secrets, our memories, our experiences, our friendship. It will be hard to forget someone who gave me so much to remember. Wade and Beth, your mom was a wonderful friend that I loved dearly. Please stay in touch. "

  • Amne and Rich Brenz - Oct 17th, 2019 4:47 am

    "We were devastated to learn 2 days too late about Deanna's death. It was our great honor and privilege to have Deanna in our Berry lake family. The mayor is gone and now the first lady. Please contact us if we can help. We pray for your comfort."

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