October 21, 2021
"Don" E. Beam, 94 years of age, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, at Mitchell County Hospital, Beloit, Kan. He was born Feb. 22, 1927, in Esbon, Kan., to Harold and Nina (Silsby) Beam. He graduated from Esbon High School in the Class of 1946.
Don served in the United States Army during WWII and was honorably discharged. On March 7, 1948, he married Doris Lee "Queen" in Mankato. To this union, four children were born Sheila, Cynthia, Brenda, and Brian. Doris preceded Don in death on Sept. 27, 1984.
He later married Dona D. Ost on April 4, 1987. She preceded him in death on June 1, 2015.