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-Stanley Duane Bean-

Stanley Duane Bean, age78 of Columbus Junction, died Monday September 3, 2007 at his home.  The son of Norman and Francis (Eden) Bean, he was born September 4, 1928  in Washington.  On July 17, 1949 he married Mildred Gerling at Grandview.  He attended country school.  He farmed for 56 years, and also worked at Heinz and GPC at Muscatine.  He enjoyed driving the truck for Menke-Hoyer Auction Service. He enjoyed attending farm sales, farm progress shows, bailing hay, sitting on the porch swing, collecting and driving Farmall tractors and old  Chevy trucks.

Survivors include:  his wife of Columbus Junction; five sons, Russ and Joan Bean of Kalona; Rodney and Lori Bean of Ainsworth; Terry and Lisa Bean of Columbus Junction; Jim Bean and friend Diane Russell of Conesville; Tom and Laurie Bean of Columbus Junction; three daughters; Janet Grimm and friend Ron Hobbs of Kalona; Jeanette and Jimmy Graves of Columbus Junction; Janelle and Tom Clark of Columbus Junction; 12 grandchildren; two step grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two step great grandchildren;  four brothers, Danny, Wallace, Jerry and Larry Bean; one sister, Beverly Pershy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one son Ronald, one brother Bernard, three sisters, Geneva Gerling, Mary Kiesey, Phyllis Haury; two grandsons, Jeremy Grimm and Jeff Bean;

The funeral service will be held Friday September 7, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at the Honts Funeral Home in Winfield, interment will follow at the Columbus City Cemetery.

Friends may call from noon until 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the Honts Funeral Home in Winfield, where the family will meet with friends from 4-7:00 p.m.

A general memorial has been established.

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