EAGLE GROVE – Pam Widick, 43, of Eagle Grove, passed away Tuesday, July 30th, at the Van Diest Medical Center, in Webster City, after a courageous 3 year battle with cancer. Funeral Service will be Saturday, at 11 AM at the Asbury United Methodist Church, with visitation Friday from 5-7 PM at Boman Funeral Home in Webster City.
She was born on August 30, 1969 in Clarion, Iowa to William and Terry Widick. Pam proved her strength early in her life by surviving cancer at the age of five. Pam was also very proud of being the oldest of her 8 siblings.
She graduated from Webster City High School in 1987, but considered herself a Stratford Indian having attended there for 11 years. Pam attended Iowa Central Community College where she received her RN Degree. Pam worked at McDonalds while in high school, then worked for 15 years at Frigidaire. After graduating college she was employed at Hamilton County Hospital as an RN.
During her teenage years she enjoyed and made many memories at the family’s White Birch Resort in Blackduck, Minnesota, where she honed her fishing skills. Pam enjoyed fishing and many outdoor activities, raising animals, gardening and canning. She loved sharing her bounty with others. On January 26, 1995 she was united in marriage to Todd Beehrle. Having never given birth to biological children, Pam became the greatest Aunt to her young nieces and nephews. She also cared unfailingly, even after starting cancer treatments, for her elderly Grandparents.
Her family includes her husband, Todd, of 18 years; Step Children: Tana, of South Carolina & Kade of Brushy Township; Parents: William & Diane Widick of Clear Lake, IA; Grandparents: Clint & Alice Widick of Stratford; Sisters: Marsha (Chad) Halbach of Webster City, Chris Hanson of Tennessee, Annette Cooper of Illinois, Jacqui (Brent) Kehoe of Denver, Iowa; Brother: Joe Swanson of Denver, IA; Step Siblings: Shane (Kristen) Grego, Kaci (Pete) Brim, and Amber (BJ) Schumacher all of Altoona; Also numerous nieces and nephews, as well as her beloved dogs, Jake, Camry, Tessie, and Tucker. Pam was preceded in death by her mother, Terry Swanson.
Memorials may be given in honor of Pam to the American Cancer Society or the Humane Society.