In loving memory of

Brett Beavers
June 11, 1980 - December 11, 2021

Brett Beavers, 41.5 to the day, passed away on Saturday, December 11, 2021, at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames, Iowa. A visitation will be held on Thursday, December 16, 2021 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in State Center, Iowa. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 17, 2021 at Trinity Lutheran Church, with Reverend Robert Ricard officiating. In accordance with what Brett would have wanted, jeans are encouraged. A private family burial will take place at a later date.

Brett was born on June 11, 1980, in Marshalltown, Iowa to Frank and Leeann (Croker) Beavers. He grew up on the family farm outside of Collins. Brett graduated from Collins-Maxwell with the class of 1999. Brett took great pride in representing the Collins-Maxwell-Baxter Raiders on the basketball court and as an all-conference pitcher on the baseball diamond. One of his greatest thrills was pitching at Principal Park (home of the AAA Iowa Cubs) for CMB at the state tournament.

After high school, he attended Northeast Community College in Calmar, Iowa. He married soulmate Tina Ketelsen on June 7, 2008, in Charter Oak, Iowa. The couple relocated to a farm in Collins where they began their lives together. Brett worked as a mechanic for Van Wall in Nevada, IA for 13 years before focusing on his Charolais cattle and farming full-time.

Brett was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in State Center, served on the Story County Cattleman's Board for 8 years, was an active Charolais Board member for 16 years, and a Bottle Bucket Calves Superintendent for 18 years. He had a great love for his family and enjoyed spending time with them. He also loved farming, his Charolais cattle, playing kickball with his nieces and nephews, coaching the fundamentals of basketball and baseball/softball, playing cards, walking the pasture with his kids and looking at cows, Halloween hayrack rides, watching sports, and attending concerts with friends.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 13.5 years Tina Beavers of Collins, IA; children Madison (11) and Austin (9); parents Frank and Leeann Beavers of Colo, IA; sister Laura (Aaron) Greenwell of Ellston, IA; grandmother Lorraine Beavers; in-laws Larry (Jan) Ketelsen; sisters-in-law Susan (Brandon) Leek, Joan Ketelsen, Cindy (Robert) Kranda; brother-in-law Brian (Renata) Ketelsen; many aunts and uncles; many nieces and nephews; and many close friends.

He was preceded in death by his brother Chad, grandfather Reid Beavers, grandparents John and Mary Croker, Aunt Linda Dunahoo, Uncles Greg Dunahoo, Kenny Beavers, and Jim Beavers, and cousin Chris Swalwell.

Memorial contributions may be directed to family.

Fredregill Funeral & Cremation Care has been entrusted with the care of Brett and his family.


Brett Fuller wrote on Dec 17, 2021:

"Beavers Family, we are so sad to hear about Brett's passing. He was such a genuine person: kind, considerate, and caring. He had a farmer's work ethic no doubt, never letting anyone outwork him. Brett was an exceptional teammate as well. Will always cherish the memories of growing up playing sports together. Praying for you during this difficult time. - Brett Fuller and Family"

Crystal wrote on Dec 16, 2021:

"Tremendous heartfelt sorrow to Frank and Leeann and family of Brett's. -Crystal and Paul Abbe, Gary Finch "

Mary Coughenour wrote on Dec 15, 2021:

"I didn?t know Brett well however my boys talked very highly of him and enjoyed working and being around him. He was a name known to the younger people who again talked highly of him. He was a great guy. It was an honor for the younger generation to be taught by such a great man he will be missed. Thoughts are with you Mary Coughenour "

Ira United Church wrote on Dec 13, 2021:

"Our prayers and sympathies are extended to the friends and family of Brett Beavers."

Chery wrote on Dec 13, 2021:

"Sending prayers for the Beavers family."

Jodi Beavers Girard wrote on Dec 13, 2021:

"I can't put into words what I'm feeling. I know there is nothing to take away your pain. Know that we all love you guys and will be praying for you as you journey through this time without this amazing man. He will be so missed by so many. His smile was infectious. Sending you our love! The Girard's (Scott, Jodi, Ashley, Patrick, Grace, Eliza, & Audrey"

verlie wrote on Dec 13, 2021:

"our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time we are so sorry but he is not longer suffering and is in a much better place rodger and verlie huggins"

Mary wrote on Dec 13, 2021:

"I loved when we had the Bon fire next door and he came to eat and then played soccer with the kids. That was great. Loved every minute of it. Love you Brett!! "