Kirk Alan Beuster died to this life on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. He was born June 15, 1963, to Ronald and Joyce L. (Jamison) Beuster, in Lincoln, Nebraska, and baptized into Christian faith on June 23, 1963, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Lincoln. He confirmed his baptismal vows on April 3, 1977, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lincoln.
He married Carrie Vernon on Aug. 18, 1990, in Seward, Nebraska. They had three children: Ashley, Jacob and Nathaniel.
Kirk spent his childhood years in Lincoln, attending school there through ninth grade. His parents divorced in 1973, and his mother married Larry Veland in 1976. In 1978, the family moved to Aberdeen, South Dakota, where Kirk graduated high school in 1981.
He began his restaurant career working at a fast food restaurant in Lincoln, just before the move to Aberdeen. He went on to manage Amigo’s restaurants in Seward and Lincoln. He served as area manager of Valentino’s in Lincoln and eventually owned a Valentino’s restaurant in Mason City, Iowa.
After multiple scerlosis began to affect his working life, he and his family moved to Powell in 2002. He attempted to maintain his ownership of the Valentino’s franchise after the move, but it eventually became too difficult.
He attended Northwest College and earned an associate’s degree in business. He continued working as much as the MS would allow, with several companies within the community, including Absaroka Door, Powell Valley Healthcare and various sales positions.
Kirk was an avid, lifelong fan of Nebraska football and a sports enthusiast in general. He was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, serving as treasurer of the congregation at one point, singing choir and regularly attending Bible classes. He loved his lord and savior, Jesus Christ.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ronald J. Beuster, stepfather Larry Veland, sister Leah Veland, and mother-in-law Tink Ladely.
Survivors include his wife Carrie of Powell; daughter Ashley Myers (Will) of Cody, sons Jacob (Mariah Gustafson) of Grand Forks, North Dakota, and Nathaniel (Emily Reep) of Laramie, Wyoming; mother Joyce Veland of Powell; father-in-law Robert Ladely (Dianne) of Malcolm, Nebraska; sisters Terri Stoppel of Lincoln, and Susan Forrest of Billings, Montana; grandchildren Liam and Finn Myers of Cody; sisters-in-law Linda Vernon of Powell, Jenny Schmidt (Jeff) of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Tonya Ladely of Mission, Kansas; and brother-in-law Owen Vernon of Kennewick, Washington. In addition, Kirk had many nieces and nephews, as well as numerous relatives and friends who love and will miss him.
Funeral services will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Powell, on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. A viewing will precede the service at 9:30 a.m. If you wish to give in memory of Kirk, the family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Immanuel Lutheran Church or a charity of your choice.