Beck, James


Died: September 18, 2012
James Richard Beck, 70, of Pekin, IL died at 7:50 AM Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at Timbercreek Rehab and Healthcare Center in Pekin.
He was born on December 8, 1941 in Pekin to Walter E. and Dorothy (Pense) Beck.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one nephew, Paul Beck.
Surviving are: two brothers, Edward (Marianne) Beck of Waverly, IA and Donald (Donna) Beck of Glen Allen, VA; one sister, Barbara (Frank) Wieting of Bloomington, IL; one nephew, John Beck of MN; nieces, Kathryn (Rick) Brandstetter of WA, Amy Wieting of KY, Lynda (Paul) Krueger of Bloomington, IL , Kathleen Schippers of IA and Michelle (Prakash) Panjawni of MD; niece-in-law, Pam Beck of Park Ridge, IL; six great nephews and four great nieces.
He graduated from Pekin High School in 1959, Concordia Jr. College at Milwaukee, WI in 1961, Concordia Senior College at Fort Wayne, IN in 1963 and Concordia Seminary at St. Louis, MO in 1968. He was ordained as a Lutheran minister in 1968 and served parishes at Staunton, IL, Livingston, IL, Ogallala, NE and Aurora, MO.
He returned home to Pekin in the mid 1980’s to live with his parents and take care of them until their deaths.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, September 21, 2012 at Sand Prairie Cemetery near Green Valley, IL with Rev. Glenn Niemann officiating. There will be no visitation. Henderson Funeral Home in Pekin is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church 711 Court St. Pekin, IL 61554.

Henderson Funeral Home

2131 Velde Dr.
Pekin, IL
Phone: 309-347-4157