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“Coach Beswick was one of my football coaches at Galva He was a teacher of the game and in Life . When he first moved to Galva I would call Him...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Keith Morby - Aledo, IL - Friend

“Heartfelt sympathies for you, Ann, and your family. Prayers for you at this difficult time. Please know that Loren impacted so many lives, co-workers...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Cathy Eberle - Durand, IL

“So very sorry to hear of Mr Beswick's passing. I had the pleasure of teaching under him at Fulton High. Please know that your family is in our...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Chuck and Erin Wiebenga - Fulton, IL

“Mr. Beswick's actions, hard work, and dedication imparted countless amounts of positive impact on the lives of many students such as myself. His...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Eric Parsons - Student

“Our sympathy and comfort to the family. Mr. Beswick was a very kind man with a great smile. I knew his mom and aunts. What a great family. ”
5 of 19 | Posted by: Roger and Gail (Naftzger) Drolema - IL

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Beswick Family at this difficult time. The calming that we all feel is the knowledge that we will all meet...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Robert Lang - Fruit Cove, FL

“My deepest sympathy to one of my best friends and her sweet family. Lots of love and prayers. ”
7 of 19 | Posted by: Julie Lennon - Freeport, IL

“So sorry for your loss ”
8 of 19 | Posted by: Anita Carl - Sterling, IL

“I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to the family of Loren. I had the opportunity to work with him at Sterling High School in conjunction...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Tammy Nehrkorn - Sterling, IL

“I have lots of fond memories of Mr. Beswick from my junior high and high school years at Galva and was sorry to hear of his passing. Best wishes to...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Tricia (Mann) Berry - Johnston, IA

“Ann, Andy, Kjerstin, Sarah, Dale, Paul and all of Loren's family....we are so saddened to hear of Loren's passing. In our time of sorrow we also find...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Kim & Dan Bennett - Fulton, IL

“Taught next to Bes, always greeted me with a smile and a chuckle with a big grin on his face. Never saw him down or heard him say a bad thing about...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Duane Zellar - Sterling, IL

“I have so many memories of Loren when we were growing up. One of the things I will never forget is him showing up at my door many Saturdays when he...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: Bob and Nancy Ann Countryman - IL

“Deepest Sympathy, Hugs & Prayers to the whole family..Loren was a great guy. Enjoyed talking & seeing him at the High School ”
14 of 19 | Posted by: Ann Huff - Fulton, IL - Coworker

“Our family is so grateful for the life Mr.Beswick. He was our principal at Orangeville School. He and Ann made a huge difference for our son. We...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: Mary J Harris Harris - IL

“My deepest sympathy and prayers to Mr. Beswick family. I have fond memories of working with Mr. Beswick at Fulton High School. He was respectful...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Cindy Barnhart - Fulton, IL

“Oh ann and family im so sorry about loren what a sweet joy and honor it was to know him and to be able to take care of him at liberty court. My heart...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Ashlynn Eshleman - dixon, IL

“I will always remember Loren as a excellent principal, good father, and a friend. My prayers go out to Ann, KJ, and family. Sorry you have to go...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: Janet Fye - Freeport, IL - Friend

“It was an honor and privilege to have known Loren for the last 37 years, and be his sister-in-law married to his youngest brother, Paul, for almost...Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: Kaywyn Beswick - Morrison, IL


Loren T. Beswick, of Sterling, passed away, Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Liberty Court, Dixon at the age of 64.

Loren was born October 1, 1953 in Morrison, IL. His parents were Thomas Lorenzo and Marion Nora (Naftzger) Beswick. He married Ann Roberta Gomsrud on October 4, 1986 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Sterling.

Loren's educational history: attended Morrison schools and graduated from Morrison High School; Associate in Education from Sauk Valley Community College, Dixon, IL; Western Illinois University (Education, BA), Macomb, IL; Western Illinois University, (Educational Administration, MS) and began his Master's in Superintendency in Educational Administration at Western Illinois University in the Quad Cities.

He began his educational teaching career at Perry School District, Perry, IL and continued in Princeton Township District #500, Princeton, IL; CUSD #244 in Galva, IL; CUSD #5 in Sterling, IL; CUSD #6 in Staunton, IL; CUSD #203 in Orangeville, IL and retiring in 2013 from Riverbend School District in Fulton, IL. Loren's professional affiliations included, Member of the Illinois Principal Association, National Association of Secondary School Principals, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education, Sterling Education Association, Illinois Coaches Associating and Galva Jaycees.

Loren enjoyed coaching a variety of sports at various educational levels. He also enjoyed coaching his three children at Sterling Park District and YMCA Youth Program. Loren was an avid Chicago Bears, Chicago Cubs and Iowa Hawkeye Fan. He as a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, but always was proud to be raised Catholic, but most importantly to be a Christian. He loved his family, friends, good food and a good story or joke. As he would leave or pass a person, he tooted his horn and said "Beep Beep, Loren Beswick" or "Adios".

Survivors include his wife, Ann R. (Gomsrud) Beswick of Sterling. His three children, Andy (Anna) of Coal Valley and their four children, Ava, Eli, Dax and Cade; Kjerstin (Corbin) Milbrath of North Liberty, IA; and Sarah Beswick of Sterling; two brothers, Paul (Kaywyn) Beswick and their three daughters; and Dale Beswick; many cousins and special friends.

Loren was preceded in death by his parents; his father-in-law, Robert Gomsrud; mother-in-law, Lila Gomsrud; and brother-in-law, Ted Gomsrud.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sterling, with Pastor Brandon Nelson officiating. A gathering of family and friends will follow the service at the church with a luncheon to be served. Burial will be held at a later date at Graceland Cemetery in Albert Lea, MN. McDonald Funeral Home in Sterling is handling arrangements.

A memorial in his memory has been established to St. Paul Lutheran Church.