BECK, Wilma C. 1923-2013
BECK, OLSON, GRIBBEN, SCHROEDER, EBDING
Posted By: Chris Tonn (email)
Date: 9/19/2013 at 07:25:40
Sept. 20, 1923 - Sept. 16, 2013
Wilma C. Beck, 89, of Nashua died Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at the Floyd County Memorial Hospital in Charles City.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at St. John Lutheran Church, Nashua with Rev. Alan Schulz presiding.
Interment will be held in Sunnyside Memory Gardens, rural Charles City with Brad Olson, Eric Olson, Douglas Beck, Michael Beck, Jason Beck and Michelle Gribben serving as pallbearers.
Friends may greet the family 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at the Hugeback Johnson Funeral Home – Olson Chapel in Nashua. Visitation continues 9:30– 0:30 a.m. prior to the service at the church. Online condolence for Wilma’s family may be left at hugebackfuneralhome.com
Wilma C. Beck was born September 20, 1923, in Charles City, the only child of William and Clausine (Schroeder) Ebding. She attended country school in Riverton Township No. 3 in Floyd County. Wilma was a graduate from Charles City High School in 1941. Wilma went on to receive additional education at the Iowa State Teachers College, where she completed her normal training, and earned a teaching certificate. Upon her completion, she taught in the rural country schools in Riverton Township.
During this time while attending a party, she was introduced by mutual friends to Johnnie Beck. They were married on November 7, 1943, at the United Church of Christ- Pleasant Hill. To this union four children were born: Myrna, Jeanne, Robert and Charles. Wilma subsequently took a position teaching for the Nashua Community School District. She then taught in Plainfield and while teaching there, she went on to earn her B.S. degree from Wartburg College in 1968. Wilma retired in 1985, but was so fond of the profession; she worked as a substitute teacher for another nine years.
Wilma was an active member of St. John Lutheran Church in Nashua. She served on the Church Council, Ruth (Martha) Circle, along with serving on several committees and taught Sunday school for 26 years. Wilma and Johnnie were in a neighborhood 500-card club, actively participating for over 50 years. Wilma really enjoyed being in the former rural teachers club, where she would meet with former rural school teachers to socialize.
She loved craftwork, reading, along with making and sending homemade cards. She will be remembered as being an amazing cook. Wilma always cherished time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Left to cherish Wilma’s memory are two daughters, Myrna (Donald) Greene of Sun Lakes, Arizona, Jeanne (Gary) Olson of Nashua; son, Robert (Joyce) Beck of Nashua; daughter-in-law, Kathy Beck of Zumbrota, Minn.; seven grandchildren, Michelle (Joe) Gribben, their children Amanda and Matthew of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Eric (Kim) Olson, their children Kallie, Kacey, and Lydia of New Hampton, Brad (Andie) Olson, their children Drew and Rylie of Osage, Jason Beck of Pine Island, Minnesota, Douglas (Megan) Beck, their children Melanie, Nathan, and Erin of Goodhue, Minnesota, Michael Beck, his children Gabriel, Joseph, and Tyler of Zumbrota, Minnesota, and Travis Beck of Forest City.
She was preceded in death by her parents, loving husband, Johnnie (2002), and son Charles (2009).
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