Douglas Edward Beach, 62 of Syracuse, was born on Jan. 27, 1959 in Syracuse, Neb., to Gerald and Mary Elizabeth (Liz) Beach. He passed away at UNMC in Omaha on Feb. 28, 2021, surrounded by his family.
Doug graduated from Syracuse High School in 1977. He and Karrie Peterson were married in Syracuse on Sept. 19, 1980. Doug worked many jobs and shared his kind and caring heart with others. For the last 14 years his real love was serving his customers and working with his sons at Beach Seeds/Fontanelle Hybrids. He was passionate about the cow/calf operation his family built together. He was an avid Nebraska Husker and Syracuse Rocket fan.
Doug spent a lot of time at the ballfield, in the gym, and in the barn cheering on and supporting his kids, grandkids, nieces, and nephews. He coached many youth sports programs through the Parks and Recreation and American Legion. Doug was a member of the Syracuse Volunteer Fire Department, longtime 4-H leader, Fontanelle Hybrids Dealer Council member, served on the Germanfest committee, and was the Burgermeister in 2016. Doug never knew a stranger. He always made sure no one was left out and was never too important to be kind. He will truly be missed by everyone who knew him. Doug was a very dedicated husband, father, grandpa and Papa.
Doug is survived by his wife of 40 years, Karrie; children and grandchildren, Ryan, Ashley, Annalynn, Aliyah, and Aizley Beach of Palmyra, Neb.; Lindsey, Craig, Leo, and Natalie Chase of Auburn, Neb.; Abby and Matthew Weddingfeld of Syracuse; Darin, Julie, Brooks, and Hallee Beach of Syracuse; and Braxton Beach and significant other, Liz Johnson of Lincoln. He is also survived by his father, Gerald and wife Kerstin Beach of Syracuse; siblings, Jerry (Sue) Beach of Fort Calhoun, Neb.; Patty (Ray) Janssen of Syracuse; Kathy Lechner of Syracuse; and Nancy (Rick) Gilman of Gretna, Neb.; and sister-in-law, Kay (Michael) Rakes of Lincoln. He is survived by many nieces, nephews, other family, customers, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother Mary Elizabeth (Liz) Beach; infant sister Debra K.; brother-in-law, Richard Lechner; grandparents, Jay and Nellie Beach and Edward and Loretto Burns; and father and mother-in-law, Dwight and Pauline Peterson.
The visitation will be Thursday, March 4 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Fusselman-Allen-Harvey Funeral Home in Syracuse and then at St. Paulinus Catholic Church, Syracuse, with family greeting friends from 5-7 p.m, and a rosary at 7 p.m. A mass of Christian burial will be Friday, March 5 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paulinus Catholic Church, service will be live streamed on the church’s Facebook page. Burial will be at Park Hill Cemetery, Syracuse, Neb.
Memorials are designated to the family’s choice. An agriculture scholarship will be established in Doug’s honor.
Arrangements By: Fusselman Allen Harvey Funeral Home, Syracuse, NE. Condolences to www.fusselmanallenharvey.com
Posted online on March 04, 2021