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Mrs. Nova B. (Wiese) Bean

October 1, 1929 ~ June 8, 2022 (age 92)


Nova B. Bean, 92, of Dunlap, Illinois, passed away peacefully at 5:13 a.m. Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at Proctor Hospital, Peoria, Illinois.

 Nova was born October 1, 1929 in Wall Lake, Iowa, the daughter of John Wiese and Mary Gleim Wiese.  She married Vernon D. Bean on July 23, 1953 in Sac City, Iowa.  He preceded her in death September 26, 2014.

 Also surviving are two sons, Rick J. Bean of Dunlap, Illinois and Mark A. (and Cheryl) Bean of Peoria Heights; three daughters, Linda M. (and Robert) Rupert of Galesburg, Susan D. (and Robin) Johnson of Dunlap, Ill. and Wendy G. (fiancé Don) Junk of Peoria; nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her parents, siblings, Raymond, June, Alvin, Lorna and Phyllis and a granddaughter, Delaney.

 Nova was raised in Wall Lake and attended Lake View High School, graduating in 1947.  She moved to Galesburg in 1950 and spent her time as a homemaker.  She was of the Lutheran Faith.

 Graveside Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday June 14, 2022 at Wataga Cemetery with Pastor Rick Simkins officiating. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Services Galesburg Chapel is in charge of arrangements. online condolences may be made at


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Graveside Service
June 14, 2022

11:00 AM
Wataga Cemetery
Johnson St.
Wataga, IL 61488

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