Jason Lee Meisenhelder, 33, of Beatrice, passed away Sunday morning, Jan. 18, 2015 in a Lincoln hospital after injuries suffered during a fall from a moving vehicle along Highway 77 between Lincoln and Beatrice. He was the son of Verdon native Jim and Jane Beavers, of Beatrice.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 at the First Presbyterian Church, 321 N. 5th St., Beatrice, with Rev. Dr. Jimmy Shelbourn and Fr. Robert Barnhill officiating. Cremation will follow the funeral service and inurnment will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to the family’s choice.
The body will lie in state at the Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday, and one hour preceding the service at the church on Friday. A guestbook for signatures and messages of condolence is available online at www.foxfuneralhome.net
Jason was born on Sept. 18, 1981 in Omaha. He spent part of his early childhood in Nebraska City before his family moved to Lincoln, where he graduated from Lincoln Northeast High School in 2000. He graduated from SE Community College in Beatrice in 2005, with a degree in broadcasting. Jason worked in Lincoln, initially at KFRX Radio and later as a DJ for Finch on the Run Entertainment. He also lived in York for several years, working for Staab Management. He briefly lived in Fairview, TX, before recently returning to Beatrice. Jason was working at the End Zone Sports Bar in Beatrice at the time of his death.
He’s survived by his parents; father, Joe (Barb) Meisenhelder, of Minneapolis; sister, Jayma (Deshon) Stansberry, of Beatrice; brothers, Jay Nathan (Megan) Beavers, of Beatrice, and James “J.R.” Beavers Jr., of Goldsboro, N.C.; nephews, Max Stansberry, Beau and Jude Beavers, of Beatrice; many aunts, uncles, friends and cousins, including Amy (Schock) Meinzer, of Omaha, and Jason, Alicia, Emma, Chloe and Evi Schock, of Falls City.