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BECKMAN, Richard M. 1938-2002


Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 7/21/2011 at 22:31:08


NORA SPRINGS, IOWA - Richard M. Beckman, 64, died Thursday (Oct.3, 2002) at his home in Nora Springs.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the First Church of the Nazarene, 507 S. Carolina Ave., Mason City, with Pastor Curtis DeLong officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Highway 122 West, Mason City, with military honors by the Mason City Veterans Memorial Association.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until time of services Monday at the church.

Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 Third St. N.E., is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials can be directed to the Richard M. Beckman Memorial Fund.

Richard Melvin Beckman was born Sept. 22, 1938, to Richard M. and Mildred (Fisher) Beckman at the family farm next to Pilot Knob State Park.

He attended school in Fertile and Forest City. In November of 1961, he joined the Army and was honorably discharged in 1963, at which time he moved to Mason City, where he drove taxi. Some of Richard's other jobs included road construction, Lifetime Motorhomes, and driving truck for Plagge Truck Line and then for Farm Service, from which he retired in 1982.

Richard was united in marriage to Joy Morrow on Aug. 2, 1986, in Mason City.

He was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Forest City and a 25-year member of the American Legion.

He is well-loved and remembered by many friends, family and neighbors.

Richard is survived by his wife, Joy; three stepsons, Darold Morrow, of Nora Springs, Don (Wanda Kay) Morrow, of Platte City, Mo., and Dirk Morrow, of Nora Springs; five cousins, Bill (Zel) Cottrell, Annabel Thompson and Jim Smith, all of Mason City, Warren Smith, of Rockford, and Phil (Micki) Haugen, of Charles City.

His parents preceded him in death.

Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel, (641) 423-2372.

Globe Gazette, Oct. 5, 2002


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