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Covell Funeral Home

232 East State Street, Traverse City, MI

OBITUARY

Jeremy Paul Beckstead

December 17, 1973March 10, 2020

With a heavy heart, Jeremy Paul Beckstead (46) of Traverse City passed away at Munson Medical Center on March 10, 2020 surrounded by family. Jeremy was born December 17, 1973 in Alma, MI to Stanley and Rhonda (Peak) Beckstead. His father Stanley was deployed in the Navy, leaving Jeremy, his brother Scott, and their mother Rhonda to call a few other places home until Stanley finished his enlistment. Eventually the family returned to Alma, MI to be closer to family and establish their roots. Jeremy graduated from Alma high school in 1991 and went on to earn an associate degree in architectural drafting from Ferris State University. Jeremy later went on to create his own business, Beckstead Drafting Co. in 2000 until 2016 before he began working for Hardline Corporation. Jeremy loved the outdoors. He was never one to turn down a fishing trip, and never missed an opening day of deer hunting season. He was always there for you to lean on and was loved by so many. Jeremy was one in a million. The light that he radiated will forever live on in the hearts of all that knew him. Jeremy is survived by his two daughters; Alexandra and Izabel, his brother Scott, his sister-in-law Stephanie, his nephew Wyatt, his parents Stanley and Rhonda, along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

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Gary and Dianne Miller

March 20, 2020

I haven’t seen Jeremy since he was a baby/toddler. But I would recognize that beautiful smile I see in his picture. I had the pleasure of babysitting for Jeremy while his mom worked and his dad was in the service.
He was always happy and content.
My deepest sympathy is with all those who were a part of his life and are wondering how life can possibly go on without Jeremy. The hurt must be almost unbearable.
Rhonda and Stan family and friends we are so sorry for the loss of your son, brother, nephew, dad and friend.
Gary and Dianne Miller

Kathy Kaiser

March 20, 2020

Jeremy was always so nice at Family events I was at. His laugh will always be heard! He was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed. My prayers and thoughts go out to the family!

Antonio & Barb Poli

March 15, 2020

Well Jeremy was our son in law for many years and remained very close to Him. We are at a loss of words to describe how wonderful he was and such a GREAT father to our grandkids. We will all miss him and like I say have no words to express the loss this is for everyone. God Bless you on your next journey as you raise towards the heavens. Goodbye my friend and make no mistake we will take good care of your children! They are both strong and will be fine that’s for sure. πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

James Lelo

March 14, 2020

Rhonda and family. Losing a child has got to be the worst. So sorry you have to endure this. Take comfort that we share your sorrow. Jim & Regina.

Arlene Hoag

March 14, 2020

Dear Rhonda and family,
I cannot express enough emotion to address what you are experiencing right now but I do know the devastation it leaves in your heart. I lost my daughter 5 years ago and still I am affected deeply. Only God will lessen the deep pain.
Now excuse me while I go blow my nose and wipe my tears. Love you.

Amy Huff

March 13, 2020

Stan, Rhonda, Alex,Izzy, Scott, Steph, and Wyattβ€”
Our hearts are heavy with thoughts of the sadness you carry now. I pray that God will help you find comfort in the memory of the love and laughter you shared through the years.

Sue Klein

March 11, 2020

Rhonda & family- please know how very sorry I am. I have heard so many great stories from you about your boys and your beautiful grandchildren. I am praying unceasingly for all of you; for the gifts of strength and peace. God bless, Sue Klein

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY