|Birth: ||Jun. 9, 1930|
|Death: ||Oct. 14, 1999|
"James F. Beckman, 69, of Attica, died at 10 a.m., Thursday, October 14, 1999 while working at the L.C. Roemer and Son Monument Company of an apparent, sudden heart attack. Born June 9, 1930 in Jasper, he was the son of Andrew J. and Clarissa Loren Beckman.
He married Margaret E. Wilson January 5, 1957 in Attica, who survives. He was raised in Jasper. He was a 1948 graduate of Jasper High School. He was a 1949 graduate of Indiana College of Mortuary Science in Indianapolis.
He served in the U.S. Army in the European Theater during the Korean War. Following his military services, he became a licensed embalmer and funeral director. He was formerly employed at Kirby Mortuary in Indianapolis prior to relocating to Attica in 1956. He was then employed at L.C. Roemer and Son Funeral Home and Monument Company. He was working in sales and design at the monument company at the time of his passing.
He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church in Attica. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and American Legion Post, both of Jasper. He was a former member of the Lions Club and Moose Lodge, both of Attica. He served in the Republican Party as precinct committeeman. He served three terms (1970-82) as Logan Township Trustee. He was presently serving as finance chairman for State Senator Joe Harrison.
Others survivors include: father, Andrew, Jasper; brothers, Thomas Beckman, Jasper, Michael Beckman, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother.
Visitation was 4-8 p.m. Saturday at Maus Funeral Home, Attica with Christian Wake services at 7:30 p.m. Additional visitation services were 4-8 p.m. Sunday in Jasper at Becher-Kluesner Funeral Home with a prayer service at 7:30p.m. Funeral services were 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper with Rev. Phil Kreilein officiating. Entombment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Jasper. Memorial contributions can be made to the St. Jude Research for Children, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101." – The Neighbor, October 20, 1999
Margaret E. Wilson Beckman (1931 - 2016)*
Created by: Lesa Epperson
Record added: Feb 28, 2009
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