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July 16, 2018

7/12/2018 4:56:00 PM
Nathan "Jay" Beck

A visitation for Jay Beck will be at the Byron Funeral Home from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Sunday, July 15, 2018 with a Celebration of Life/Time of Remembrance beginning at 4:00 p.m.

Jay passed away unexpectedly at home in his sleep on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. The day before he was taking care of his garden, feeding his fish, rebuilding a deck and enjoying his favorite sandwich. His loss leaves a big hole in every heart that he touched. Family was most important to Jay and he was always willing to lend a hand to anyone who needed help.

Jay was born on June 6, 1952 to Joseph B. Beck and Mary Ann (Teig) Beck in Story City. Jay graduated from ISU with a bachelors in dairy science. He taught at Iowa Lakes Community College 1979-1983, managed the ISU dairy research farm for 20 years and recently retired from Genex. Jay was well respected in the dairy industry and served as a judge for many years at the Polk County Fair.

Jay would have been married to Carol A (King) Beck for 45 years in August. He is survived by daughters Lisa Yenzer, Julie Beck, and Kim (Mark) Rutkowski. Grandchildren Andrew and Allison Yenzer. Siblings Joan (the late Mark) Fellom, Tim (Dyanne) Beck, Mary (Sandy) Steinbach, Kristy (Kevin) Kirkus, and Ken (Val) Beck. Many nieces, nephews, and friends he loved as family. He was preceded in death by his sister Teresa and parents.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Jay Beck Memorial Fund at First Alliance Credit Union in Byron, MN.

Online condolences are welcome at

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