Susan Scroggin Beck

Posted February 20, 2013 at 1:45 pm

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Nov. 26, 1963 – Feb. 14, 2013

Susan Scroggin Beck, age 49, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 at University Hospital, Iowa City, from a brain aneurysm.

  Funeral  services were held at 7 p.m. Tuesday evening, Feb. 19, 2013 at the Springville Presbyterian Church, where friends called after 4 p.m. Rev. Dr. Karen Downey Beals officiated at the services. Services were also conducted on Wednesday afternoon (today), Feb. 20, 2013 at United Methodist Church, Maxwell, Iowa, with interment in the Peoria Cemetery.  Rev. Jennifer Whitt officiated at the services.  

Susan Kay Viers was born Nov. 26, 1963 in Des Moines, Iowa.   She was the daughter of Paul and Roberta Mohler, Viers.  Susan graduated from Maxwell High School in 1982.  She continued her education at Ellsworth College and Des Moines Area College where she was accredited as a Dental Hygienist.  

Susan married Dodd Scroggin on Aug. 11, 1984 at the Maxwell Methodist Church.  She worked at the Adventureland Inn and as a dental hygienist in Altoona.  The couple moved to Hopkinton and later Worthington, and Susan worked for Dr. James.   In 1991, the couple moved to Scotch Grove and Susan was a hygienist for Dr. Stingley.  Susan and Dodd were divorced in 1993. 

  On October 11, 2002 Susan married Don Beck.  The couple lived near Central City and Susan worked for Dr. Deb Oldham.  She also was the area coordinator for the iSmile program.  This program brought dental care to children in need. She was currently working for Dr. Connie Miller in Marion. 

  Susan was very musical.  She helped start the Joyful Noise Choir in Monticello, and participated in the Springville Presbyterian Choir as well as the Ecumenical Choir in Springville. She was active in her sons’ lives, as a Tiger Cub Leader, Booster Club worker and Sunday School teacher.  Susan was a member of P.E.O. and a Deacon in the Presbyterian Church. 

Surviving are three sons, Michael (Rachel) Scroggin, West Branch, Jacob Scroggin, Marion and Levi Beck, Central City; two grandchildren, Cadence and Elijah; her father, Paul Viers; three brothers, Michael (Sandy) Viers, Gregory (Janice) Viers, Steven “Bo” Viers, all of Maxwell, and a special friend, Mick Wade.  She was preceded in death by her mother, Roberta.

Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello is in charge of the arrangements.  Thoughts, memories and condolences may be left at   In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established for her youngest son Levi.