George Clyde Beck, age 97, of Carroll and formerly of Lake City passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at Regency Park in Carroll.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Friday, October 19, 2012 at the Dahn and Woodhouse in Carroll with Fr. Timothy Jonnson of Holy Spirit Catholic Church officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home for one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the Lake City Cemetery at a later date.
Born on August 23, 1915 at Council Bluffs, Iowa he was the son of Henry F. and Letta G. (Bishop) Beck. He was married to Fern Riser on October 14, 1937 at Kingsley, Iowa. They had two children: Gordon Francis and Mary Linda. George was a farmer, and worked part time for Electrolux Corporation. When they moved to Lake City, he farmed for a few years, and then went to U.S. Gypsum in Fort Dodge while still working part time for Electrolux. After fifteen years at U.S. Gypsum, he went full time at Electrolux. His wife Fern passed away on September 9, 1970 and he later married Mary Haage, Gommels of Manson on March 25, 1972. George continued his work with Electrolux and retired in 1983 and the couple spent the winters in Weslaco, Texas. In 2007 they moved permanently to Weslaco and in August of 2011 George and Mary moved to Carroll. Mary passed away November 20, 2011 and George moved to Regency Park nursing home at that time. George loved to fish and hunt, he liked all kinds of sports especially his Iowa Hawkeyes. George and Mary loved to travel and visited all 50 states. George enjoyed spending time with his family , teaching his grandchildren to fish, and visiting with his many friends. George loved telling stories of his life and was a blessing to his family.George is survived by a daughter Mary Linda Bellcock of California; Mary’s four children: Mary Ellen Gumm and her husband Steven of Colorado, James Gommels ofTexas, Eldon Gommels of Missouri, and Tresa Feldmann and her husband Tony of Carroll. Fifteen grandchildren; and 19 great grandchildren.
George was preceded in death by: His parents, a brother Arthur Beck, a sister Frances Shoemaker, his first wife Fern Beck, his second wife Mary Beck and his son Gordon Beck.Information provided by: Dahn. & Woodhouse Funeral Home 907 Grant St. Scranton, Iowa 50126 712.652.3350 www.dahnandwoodhouse.com