Jess LeRoy Bever


††††† Jess LeRoy Bever, 71, of Badger, MN died Thursday, June 25, 2015 at home in Badger with family by his side.


††††† Jess LeRoy Bever, the son of Jess Jr. & Naomi (Holmes) Bever, was born July 31, 1943 at Solo, Missouri. He grew up and attended school in Missouri.


††††† He worked as a service advisor at Ford, Lincoln-Mercury Parts Dept. at Rockford, IL.Later he owned Eagan Transportation-Trucking and Northern Star-Logistics-Trucking for 8 years.He worked at North Star Transport-Roseau Transport-Falls Diesel for 20+ years.He also worked at Marvin Windows in Warroad for 10 years.


††††† He married Janice Burkel on February 15, 1980.


††††† He enjoyed watching wrestling on TV and his dogs, Teddy & Buddy.


††††† Survived by: WifeóJanice Bever.

ChildrenóToni (Matt) Nemec of Plummer, MN, Sharelle Bever of Houston, MO & Eldon (Jackie) Bever of Raymondville, MO.

Step-childrenóCindy Burkel of Greenbush, MN,Rodney Nesteby of Badger & Rob (Leslie) Nesteby.

GrandchildrenóCharlene Melvie, Catelyn (Zack Berg) Sovde, Nash Sovde, Shasta (Matt) Head, Christie, Jennifer, Charlene, Megan and Ryan Dale Bever,Bobby Fortune, Katherine Pursille, Alan & Justin Nemec.

Great-grandchildrenóChaya, AllyMarie, Riley Ryan, Alyssa, Dalelyn, Briana, Austin, Kinlee, Ashton, Noah & Lillie.


††††† Brothers & SistersóRobert (Ann) Bever of Loves Park, IL,Carolyn Worley of Pomona, MO & Velda (Travis) Cross of Houston, MO,


††††† Brother & Sister-in-lawóMike (Joyce) Burkel of Thief River Falls, MN and many other relatives and friends.


††††† He was preceded in death by sonóJimmie Bever, his parentsóJess Jr. & Naomi Bever, parents-in-lawóMatheau & Helen Burkel, several Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and other relatives.


††††† Funeral Services were held on Sunday, June 28 at 1 PM in Gieseke Funeral Chapel of Greenbush, MN with Lay Pastor Larry Myhrer, officiating. Music was provided by John & Joni BurkelandAlly, Chaya, Catelyn & Char.Pallbearers were their grandchildren & great-grandchildren.


††††† Interment was in the Badger City Cemetery.Arrangements were with Gieseke Funeral Chapel of Greenbush.