In memory of

Beverly Duncan

September 23, 1938 - July 7, 2018
From: Sac City, IA
Beverly Duncan

Beverly Duncan

Born: September 23, 1938
Died: July 7, 2018
Age: 79
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   Beverly Duncan, age 79 of Sac City, IA, passed away on Saturday, July 7, 2018, at Unity Point Health Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge, IA.

   Beverly Carol Lewis was born on September 23, 1938, in Sac City, IA, to parents Phil and Ida (Zimmer) Lewis. 

   Bev grew up and attended school in Sac City. After graduating high school she attended Methodist College for nursing in Des Moines, IA, obtaining her BSN.

   On September 20, 1959, Bev married Bill Duncan at the First Christian Church in Sac City. This union was blessed with two children, David and Donna.

   Bev was a very active member of the First Christian Church where she served as an elder, CWF secretary and treasurer. She helped with youth group, morning prayer group and participated in bible study. She also volunteered her time as a school board member for Sac City. 

   She loved her career as a nurse. She worked at BV Hospital in Storm Lake before working as Dr. Gibson’s nurse in his office in Sac City. Bev then worked at Loring Hospital until retiring in the late 90’s. 

   Bev loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed fishing and especially enjoyed being able to teach her grandkids to fish. Camping and fishing trips to the Iowa Great Lakes were among some of her favorites. She once enjoyed a three month stay in Alaska and always spoke of how memorable that trip was.

   Bev liked to quilt and sew. She loved the quilting retreats she went on and often referred to them as “sweat shops”. She, along with other quilters and friends, would gather monthly to quilt. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

   Those left to cherish Bev’s memory are her husband, Bill Duncan of Sac City, IA; son David (Lisa) Duncan of Tulsa, OK; daughter Donna (Tom) Keesling of Oskaloosa, IA; grandchildren Alex (Jamie) Duncan, Amanda and Brandon Keesling; sisters-in-law Dyllis Lewis of Napa, CA, and Jan Lewis of Cedar Rapids, IA; many nieces, nephews and extended family members, especially Nancy Domino who was like a sister to Bev. 

   Bev was preceded in death by her parents, Phil and Ida Lewis; brothers Robert, Ted and Cliff Lewis; and sister Irene Austin.


Memorial Service
11:00 a.m., Tuesday
July 10, 2018
First Christian Church
Sac City, IA

Rev. Missy Brown
One Hour Prior to Service
10:00-11:00 a.m., Tuesday
July 10, 2018
First Christian Church
Sac City, IA
Oakland Cemetery
Sac City, IA


Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 10:21 AM
“I want to give my deepest condolences to the Family of Bev Duncan.... and Salutations to Bev on an amazing nursing career and Life.”
- Travis andrew Long
Monday, July 16, 2018 at 4:28 PM
“My condolences to the family. I feel compelled to share what a strong woman Bev was. Bev was one of our communities Super nurses. Our current EMS system was set to go into effect January 1,1975. Farber &Otteman had previously provided this service. They ceased service December 1, 1974. On December 5, 1974. I had my son, Travis, 8 weeks early and he needed transport to Blank hospital in Des Moines. Bev had his isolette put on a battery. Jim Powell and a resident named Ann from UofI got in the back of Bev's stationwagon with my son and Bev drove them to Blank hospital. An Angel!! She will be remembered with the greatest respect and esteem.”
- Lin Mandernach
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 9:29 AM
“Bill and family,
You have our sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. She was a great lady.
- Dennis & Kathy Hargens
Monday, July 9, 2018 at 9:39 PM
“So sorry to hear about Bev’s passing. She will be missed.”
- Sean & Cheril Lewis
Monday, July 9, 2018 at 9:39 PM
“Bill, Donna and David and all,
Our hearts are filled with sadness and you are in our prayers always. A bright and cheerful light has gone out in our family. We will always remember her caring manner, her love of stories and her easy manner of getting things done. Take care of yourselves and focus on remembering all of the love she gave to you and the life you enjoyed together. Karen and Bruce ”
- Karen and Bruce Cyr
Monday, July 9, 2018 at 7:04 PM
“My heart is sad for Uncle Bill, David, Donna and my Iowa family. My prayers are with you all. Love Dee”
- Dee Burgin
Monday, July 9, 2018 at 10:04 AM
“So very sorry for your loss! Our deepest condolences! She is sheltered in the arms of God now!”
- Martin and Sharon (Zimmerman) Pearson
Monday, July 9, 2018 at 10:04 AM
“Bill and Family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Bev will be greatly missed in our community. I always enjoyed seeing & laughing with her. Gods blessings & everlasting peace to all of you”
- Toy Oliver
Monday, July 9, 2018 at 10:04 AM
“Deepest sympathy to all the family. Enjoyed workin with Bev on the Sac Co. quilt show she will certainly be missed by many.
Sincerely, Pat Maunj”
- Pat Maunu
Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 2:10 PM
“My sympathies 2 the Duncan family she will b missed by all who knew her may she Rest In Peace ”
- Charlie “tuna” schnirring
Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 2:10 PM
“Very sorry for your loss, Bev was a great person and will be dearly missed by all.”
- Angie Dirks
Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 2:10 PM
“I am so sad to hear of her passing. She's a great lady whose wit will be greatly missed. My deepest sympathies to you, Bill and to David/Lisa, Donna/Tom, Amanda, Brandon and my dearest Alex/Jamie. Blessing and peace to you all.”
- alicia skow
Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 2:09 PM
“Mark and I are heartbroken for you all in the loss of your dear mother mother-in-law, and grandmother. We pray that God holds you up in His neverending Love and sends you peace as you walk this path of grief. May all the kind words and memories expressed here give you strength. Much love heading your way!!!!”
- Holly and Mark Keesling
Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 11:47 PM
“So sorry to hear this sad news. Bev will be greatly missed”
- Shauna slaughter
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