Pastor Donald L. Beckman - 12/14/2013
Pastor Donald L. Beckman, age 81 of Mt. Vernon, IL, passed away on Friday, December 6th, 2013 at his home surrounded by family and cherished loved ones. Donald was a member of St. Peters Lutheran Church in Emden, Illinois, he attended Salem Lutheran Church in Salem, Illinois and he was a member of the Miller Lake Association.
Funeral Service for Pastor Donald Beckman will be held at 1:30 P.M. on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at St. Peters Lutheran Church in Emden, Illinois, with Pastor John Shurter officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 - 7:00 P.M. on Friday, December 13, 2013 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois. In addition, visitation will also be held from noon till service time on December 14th, 2013 at St. Peters Lutheran Church in Emden, Illinois. Internment in the Union Cemetery in Lincoln, Illinois. For those who wish, memorials may be given to CASA of Jefferson County or Salem Lutheran Church in Salem, Illinois and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call (618) 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.
Survivors include his wife: Joan Beckman of Mount Vernon, Illinois; 3 daughters: Elizabeth Beckman and Greg Fuller of Lincoln, Illinois, Katherine Cushing and husband Mark of Champaign, Illinois and Christine Pivirotto and husband Tony of Albuquerque, New Mexico; 8 grandchildren: Christi Cushing, Amanda Cushing and Carson Cushing, Mallery Lutey, Brianna Alvarez and Zachary Alvarez, Logan Pivirotto and Jordan Pivirotto; 1 great grandchild: Dawson Peratt; and several nieces and nephews.
Pastor Donald Beckham was born on Tuesday, January 19, 1932 in Worthington, Minnesota to Bernard and Rose (Webber) Beckman. He married Joan Ringle on Saturday, September 14, 1957 in Edgar Wisconsin. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers: Clarence, Elmer and Leon Beckman; one sister: Marian Kruger; two step-sisters: Lois Dueschle and Lucille Anctil and one step-brother: Harvey Gerdas.