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Karla Kae Beckman, 65

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Karla Kae Beckman, age 65 of Parkersburg, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021, at her home surrounded by her family after a hard-fought battle with cancer.
Funeral Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, at St. John Lutheran Church-Western Douglas, rural Plainfield with Pastor Kim Thacker officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Visitation was held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly and for an hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Cedar Bend Humane Society or to the family for a memorial bench to be placed in the church cemetery. On-line condolences may be left at
Karla was born May 19, 1955, in Plainfield, Iowa, the daughter of Edgar and Mardell (Meyer) Brase. She was baptized June 5, 1955, and confirmed May 25, 1969, at St. John Lutheran Church-Western Douglas, rural Plainfield. She graduated from Plainfield High School in 1973. On October 14, 1978, she was united in marriage to Kenneth Beckman at St. John Lutheran Church-Western Douglas. To this union, a son Justin was born. Karla worked for Sara Lee, Asgrow and most recently, Cedar Bend Humane Society. She retired as co-director of Cedar Bend on June 1, 2020, after 20 years of dedicated service.
Karla had a deep love for animals, especially horses and dogs. She enjoyed many trail rides over the years, most notably a three-week long ride through the western United States alongside Ken and Justin in 2002. She also enjoyed the time spent with her family.
Karla is survived by her husband, Ken of Parkersburg, son Justin (Jessica) Beckman of Shell Rock, one sister, Kathy (Jerry) Calease of Waverly, two brothers; Gary (Rhonda) Brase of Plainfield and Terry (Deb) Brase of Nashua, and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Connie Franzen.
Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home, 218 2nd St SE, Waverly, IA 50677, is in charge of arrangements. 319-352-1187.

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