JOE BECKMANN, age 77, of Wilmont, died Sunday, September 27, 2020, at the Sanford Worthington Medical Center. He was born December 4, 1942, on the family farm in Wilmont Township, to Raymond A. and Veronica (Penning) Beckmann. He graduated from Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic High School.
Joe married Dianne Madison on September 24, 1964, at St. Adrian Catholic Church. The couple lived on the farm west of Wilmont. Joe worked at Armour’s in Worthington for a short time before he began milking cows & grain farming. In 1985, he retired from milking and continued raising beef cattle, hogs and grain farming. He retired in 2003, but was always interested what was happening on the farm.
He was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church where he served on the parish council. Joe was also a member of the Wilmont Lions Club and the Wilmont-Adrian Coop Board. He enjoyed bowling, billiards at the Wilmont Senior Center, playing cards, bus trips and "fishing at the casino".
Joe is survived by his wife, Dianne Beckmann, Wilmont; three children, Judy (Dave) Christians, Wilmont; Tim Beckmann, Brandon, SD; and Carolyn (Chuck) Zemler, Adrian; ten grandchildren, Duane (Devyn) Christians, Troy Christians, Kurt Christians, Ashley (Tyler) Fuerstenberg, Travis (Brittney) Zemler, Brent Zemler, Josh (fiancée, Caitlyn) Zemler, Emily Zemler, Zach Zemler, and Hope Zemler; one great-grandson, Kai Fuerstenberg and another due in November (Eli Zemler); a brother, Norman Beckmann, Wilmont; and two sisters, Alverna (Lee) Madison, Wilmont; and Marie (Myron) Onken, Reading.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Harold (Agnes) Beckmann and several brothers & sister-in-laws.
Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 am Friday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Wilmont. Funeral Mass will be 11 am Friday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, in Wilmont, officiated by Monsignor Richard Colletti. A private family burial will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.
Dingmann Funeral Home, in Wilmont, is in charge of arrangements
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