Cozad Resident: LeRoy C. Beans, age 86 (1927-2013)

LeRoy C. Beans, 86 of Cozad, Nebraska, died on Wednesday, December 11th, 2013, at Gothenburg, Nebraska.

Leroy was born October 3rd, 1927, to Erwin E. and Clara L. (Frazier) Beans at Cozad. LeRoy graduated from Cozad High School in 1944. LeRoy farmed until entering the U.S. Army in November of 1950, serving in Europe during the Korean War. LeRoy returned to Cozad where he married Norma J. Griffis on February 22nd, 1953. The couple made their home in Cozad. LeRoy began working for a carpenter. He then entered into business with Jerry Arnold.

LeRoy later started Beans Builders, building many homes in Cozad and Dawson County. He built several duplexes which he rented out. LeRoy developed a community amongst the renters.

LeRoy had a passion for gardening, especially vegetables and raspberries. He was a man of many talents, and was always ready to share those talents and help others.

LeRoy was a member of the Cozad United Methodist Church.

LeRoy was preceded in death by parents and two sisters, Lorrianne Higgins and Gloralie Vikre.

Survivors include his wife Norma of Cozad; two children, Glen Beans of Lincoln, Nebraska and Carol (Brad) Larvick of South Sioux City, Nebraska; four step grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and three siblings, Kenneth (Angie) Beans, Dale Beans and Kelva (Gib) Devine.

Services were held Monday, December 16th, 2013, at the Cozad United Methodist Church in Cozad with Pastor Doug Smith officiating.

Burial was at Cottonwood Cemetery northwest of Cozad.

Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the Central Plains Home Health and Hospice.

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