Gerald R. "Jerry" Beard

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“Sorry of the lose of Jerry, He had a special smile and laugh, I worked in the uniform shop at UIHC and he often would stop in to visit or on...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: MaryLou Koehler - Ainsworth, IA

“Jerry was a great friend. He had a great smile and a laugh that would tickle your insides. He and Rose treated me like family and we enjoyed...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Jim Tvedte

“Beard Family, I am so sorry for your loss My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time ”
3 of 19 | Posted by: Lorie Coon - Cedar Rapids, IA

“So sorry to hear of your loss. My son and I only knew Jerry a short time. He was so good to visit with us when my son and I went to visit my mother...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Bonnie Pospisil - Cedar Rapids, IA

“Jeff and Jeanine, Sorry to hear of your loss. ”
5 of 19 | Posted by: Jeff Haring - Iowa City, IA

“Jeff and Jeanine, I'm so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I miss your mom and dad both very much. I always enjoyed my visits to their house; and...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Patsy Porter - Iowa City, IA

“My deepest sympathy to the whole family. I have lots of memories of Jerry and Jim growing up. We spent many of hours at the Odd Fellow Hall in Iowa...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: Betty Westcott Stone - Davenport, IA

“I will never forget Gerri's enormous smile and infectious laugh. In the two years I knew him I have never been so astounded by another human being. I...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: Amy - IA

“It was always a great time bowling with Jerry. Jerry will be deeply missed by many. You will be in my prayers. God Bless You All. ”
9 of 19 | Posted by: Dan Hayslett - Iowa City, IA

“Jeff, Jeannie, and families, My thoughts and prayer go out to you as I read about your Dad's passing. He and your Mom were truely wonderful people...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Beverly Shearer - Iowa City, IA

“Please know how very sorry all of us are in CHAMPS. We loved Jerry and he will be missed. He was a GOOD man. ”
11 of 19 | Posted by: Patti Lounsbury - Iowa City, IA

“To the family of Gerald & Rosanne who was my Aunt & Uncle who was dearly loved by me and always have been in my heart to love all family no matter...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Marie Lane - Pecatonica, IL

“Jeff and family, Sorry to hear about your father. He was a great guy. I remember how supportive he was when you played baseball, as well as football...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: Tom Harbit

“Condolences to Jerry's and Roseanne's families on the loss of both of them. They will be missed. ”
14 of 19 | Posted by: Nancy Davin - Iowa City, IA

“My thoughts go out to Jeff, Caitlyn and Jeannie on Jerry's death. I fondly remember Roseanne and Jerry as wonderful neighbors and can still see them...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: Maggie Elliott - Iowa City, IA

“Our sincere condelences to you. We treasure every minute we were able to spend with Gerry & Rosanne. May all your memories bring comfort now. ”
16 of 19 | Posted by: Bob & Joan Kruse - West Branch, IA

“One of our GOOD times together!!! ”
17 of 19 | Posted by: Caity Beard - Avon, IN

“Dear Diane and Jim, So sorry to read about Gerald. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, and Gerald's family at this...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: Ken Brill - Amherst, OH - Friend

“I send my deepest condolences. Psalm 55:22 ”
19 of 19 | Posted by: Amy Sharpe - Hampton, GA

Gerald R. "Jerry" Beard, 69 of Iowa City, died Thursday, March 29, 2012, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am Monday, April 2, 2012, at the Oxford Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made in Jerry's memory to Pheasants Forever or the Alzheimer's Association. Online condolences may be sent for his family through the web @

Gerald R. Beard was born August 19, 1942, in Oxford, the son of Ross and Wilma (Taylor) Beard. He was united in marriage to Rosanne K. Martin on October 16, 1965, in Pecatonica. Following their marriage the couple moved to Iowa City where Rosanne began a career with the Iowa City Press Citizen, and Jerry one as an electrician with the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, both of them retired from these their longtime employer! These two were the epitome of the word "couple", you would see them all over the area, whether it was at a favorite restaurant, bowling alley or just cruising in their truck, Rosanne behind the wheel, but always together. Another thing they shared was the fondness of their granddaughter, Katie, you would swear from their talk that she was the only granddaughter this world has ever witnessed, they were so very proud of her.

His family includes their son, Jeff (Tammy) Beard of Auroa, IN; granddaughter, Caitlyn Beard; daughter, Jeannie Stennitt of Chariton, IA; and his brother, Jim (Diane) Beard of Cedar Rapids. Rosanne, Jerry's wife preceded him in death on December 24, 2010.