FUNERAL SERVICES FOR
5/24/1946 - 7/13/2012
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Peace Lutheran Church
2720 28th Street
Pastor Elliott Lutz
5-8 pm Monday at McKown Funeral Home and continues on Tuesday from 9:30 am until service time at Peace Lutheran Church
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Honors will be performed by Hartman Post #84 American Legion Honor Guard at Peace lutheran Church following the funeral service on Tuesday
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family
Eugene "Gene" Beck, age 66, of Columbus, died Friday, July 13, 2012 at his home in Columbus.
Eugene Gene Beck was born May 24, 1946 in Bellwood, Nebraska to Edward and Rose (Zegar) Beck. He grew up on the family farm east of Columbus. Gene graduated from Columbus High School in 1965. He worked for Dowd Industries prior to being deployed to Vietnam on May 13, 1968. Upon his return from Vietnam, Gene continued working for Dowd Industries. He married Nancy Poeffel on January 4, 1969. Gene went to work at Montgomery Wards in the tire department. He began his insurance career with Physicians Mutual before owning his own agency, Midland Insurance Services. Gene married Karen Sackett Greiner on December 28, 2007. Gene enjoyed fishing, turkey hunting, gardening, spending time at home on the lake, and cooking. Gene was a member of the VFW Post 3704.
Gene is survived by his wife: Karen of Columbus, 2 daughters: Amy (Dave) Mazankowski of Columbus, Erin (Bob) Fjell of Minneapolis, grandchildren: Ashley & Amber Mazankowski of Columbus and Austin & Lucas Fjell of Minneapolis. Stepchildren: Shauna (Eric) Flach of Springfield, MO, Ryan Greiner of Minneapolis, Colby Greiner of Henderson, NV, Shelby (Joe) Zeleny of Gretna, NE and 6 step grandchildren.
Sisters: Nancy (Paul) Siemek of Columbus, Joanne (Tim) Gronenthal of Platte Center, and Claudia (Tom) Feehan of Columbus, Brother: Robert (Bernice) Beck of Columbus.
Sister-in-law Sue Gulzow (Don) of Grand Island, NE
Brother-in-law Pat (Cindy) Sackett of Columbus, NE
Sister-in-law Mary (Mark) Wangler of Columbus, NE
Brother-in-law Jim (Mary) Sackett of Omaha, NE
Brother-in-law Mike (Jan) Sackett of Omaha, NE
Brother-in-law Tom Sackett of Elkorn, NE
Sister-in-law Nancy (Mike) Thiem of Waterloo, NE
Sister-in-law Cathy (Rey) Filipowicz of Elkorn, NE
Mother & Father in law Bud and Joan Sackett of Columbus, NE
He was preceded in death by parents and his first wife Nancy.