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Rebecca "Becky" Joan Bedsaul

December 11, 1965 - October 15, 2019
From: Sutherland, IA
Rebecca "Becky" Joan Bedsaul

Rebecca "Becky" Joan Bedsaul

Born: December 11, 1965
Died: October 15, 2019
Age: 53

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Rebecca Joan Bedsaul, the daughter of John and Darlene Short, was born on  December 11th, 1965 in Denison, IA. At a young age her family picked up and moved their lives to the beautiful town of Hope, Arkansas, after several years they returned to reside back in Denison, IA. Rebecca gave birth to her first born son, Caleb John in 1982 and immediately fell in love with her brown eyed baby.

     Rebecca married Richard Bedsaul on April 24th, 1987 at the little white Lutheran church in Denison, IA. Richard and Rebecca had three more boys (Blake, Zach and Thacher) in Denison and then decided to move from various small towns for the next few years until they planted roots in Sutherland, IA. 

     Rebecca worked many years as a CNA at local nursing homes in Cherokee, Sanborn, Hartley and Sutherland, IA before Richard and herself decided to buy local bar/restaurant Beddy’s in Sutherland. She ran the establishment for three years before they decided to sell the business and Rebecca went back to school to get her nursing degree.  Rebecca gained many friends and was adored by everyone who had the honor of working with her. 

     Rebecca was very proud of her four boys of which Caleb was recognized for worldwide publishing of three poems, Blake and Zach who dedicated many years to building and positively influencing their band SAUL and Thacher who’s hard work and intelligence has helped build and sculpt multi-million dollar businesses. 

     Rebecca was a faithful Christian who didn’t claim any church but worshiped in the comfort of her own home. She spent many years playing and enjoying card games, scratch tickets, talking with friends and spending time with her family. Fall was Rebecca’s favorite time of the year. Richard and herself would spend hours going on adventurous car rides, sipping coffee while sitting on their front porch and making candles on their days off. Rebecca was a fun, outgoing person who loved to make others around her very happy. 

     Rebecca passed away Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 at her home in Sutherland, IA at the age of 53. She is preceded in death by her father John, siblings Ricky Short, Rhonda Bedsaul and her eldest son Caleb Short.

     Left to cherish her memory are her husband Richard of Sutherland; 3 sons Blake (Heather) of Paullina, Zach (Sydney) of Sutherland and Thacher of Cherokee; 5 grandchildren Nicholas John, Brea May Ann, Ella Renae, Ava Jane and Asher Paul; other relatives and many friends. 

Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, October 26, 2019 at R.L. Johannsen Center in Sutherland.
Cal Corson
Nicholas Short
Brea Bedsaul
Ella Menhusen
Ava Menhusen
Asher Bedsaul
Will be held one hour prior to the Memorial Service at R. L. Johannsen Center in Sutherland.
"Dreamer" by Ozzy Osbourne
Blackberry Smoke - One Horse Town ***(Blake)
Disturbed - The Sound of Silence *** (Zach)
X Ambassadors - Unsteady *** (Thacher)
Mercy Me - I Can Only Imagine
Privately at a later date


Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 8:03 AM
“Rich & family- Met you & Becky in early 90s at Countryside Estates. You two were great C.N.A S and remember her beautiful smile. Many prayers and comfort for your family. ”
- Sue Merritt Klimes
Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 5:51 PM
“My condolences to Beckys family. May you find some peace in knowing she is free now, no more pain. Prayers for a safe journey Becky... and to the family. ”
- Stacy Zittericj
Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 8:10 AM
“Was so sorry to hear of your loss. I didn't know the family very well, but I do know Sidney and her children. Great family.
- Bernadine Joan Timmerman
Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 7:56 AM
“To Becky's family,
SO SORRY to learn of your loss. She was my favorite nurse at the Sutherland nursing home when i was there for 8 weeks late in the winter of 2018. She was SO good to me after my knee replacement. Plan on going to the funeral Saturday afternoon. Rhonda Westphal”
- Rhonda Westphal
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 5:19 PM
“I did not have the pleasure of meeting Becky, but sons Blake and Zach, you are two people I have great respect for. Your Mom sounded like a wonderful woman. A beautiful person inside and out. I can see why you both are such great guys. Please know how sorry I am for this tremendous loss in your lives. Sending healing hugs to you both and your entire families. Sherri Willey”
- Sherri Willey
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 5:19 PM
“Although you came into our lives a short time ago, you've left an indelible mark. You instantly let us in and have made us feel special as friends, family. Our hearts go out to the whole Bedsaul family in hopes that one day, you can all be reunited with Becky, Caleb, and the others who've gone before you. We're thinking of you during this time and pray that the timeless message of your late brother's poetry continues to light the way. Misses and hugs.”
- Cheryl, Joe, Zachary, and Jacob Alfano
Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 8:49 AM
“I am so sorry to hear about your mom my thoughts and prayers are with you all. She was a great friend and co worker we had great times together. She will be missed dearly. FLY HIGH BECKY 🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊”
- Amy Strahmann
Friday, October 18, 2019 at 8:21 AM
“Our deepest sympathies to all of you! Hold tight to each other. Hugs from the Fiddelkes”
- Mary Fiddelke
Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 10:19 AM
“Our prayers are with you all. ”
- Will and Marilyn Joine
Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 7:55 AM
“Rich & family, we send our deepest condolences to you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God bless & comfort you through this difficult time.”
- Dan & Lisa Rollison
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 2:10 PM
“I never got to meet Becky, but I can tell from what wonderful men Blake and Zach have become that she was a special woman. I'm so sorry for your loss.”
- Ben Farrell
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 7:59 AM
“Dear Rich, Blake. Zack. & Thacher,
My heart breaks for you all. I remember telling Becky that I believed God out her in my life for a reason . She was the type of friend that you could go for for months and when we were together everything would be the same between us. She loved her family more than mere words can express. May you find comfort in your cherished memories. God bless”
- Terri Chester
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