Frank Elmer Beckmann, 90, of Remsen, died Tuesday, July 11, 2006, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars.
Frank Elmer Beckmann was born Oct. 22, 1915, at rural Remsen, the son of William and Mary (Stunebeck) Beckmann. Frank was raised in the Remsen area and received his education at St. Mary's Catholic School in Remsen. He farmed his entire life in the Remsen area.
On Feb. 24, 1941 he married Verina Wiederholt at Remsen. They made their home near Remsen. In the mid 1970s, he drove school bus in the Remsen school system. They retired and moved into Remsen in the fall of 1972.
Verina died Sept. 22, 2003. Frank had been a resident of the Happy Siesta Health Care Center since June 2006.
Frank was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus at Remsen. He enjoyed woodworking, bowling, playing cards, fishing and spending time with his friends.
Survivors include two sons and their wives, Larry and Karen, Dale and Betty, all of Remsen; one daughter, Mary and her husband Buzz Vermeer of Wahpeton; one son-in-law, Larry George and his wife Linda of Shenandoah; nine grandchildren, Dan and his wife Debbie Beckmann of Omaha, Neb., Michelle and her husband Russ Schroeder, Jaime and her husband Matt Homan, all of Remsen, Jackie Beckmann of Dallas, Texas, Brian Beckmann and Jason Beckmann both of Aurora, Ill., Stacy Beckmann and her fiancÚ Ken Campbell, both of Springfield, Mo., Erin and her husband Chris Falcon of Kerville, Texas, Evan George in the Air Force stationed in Japan; two stepgrandchildren, Niki and her husband Roger Kredit and Josh and his wife Kim Vermeer all of Sioux Center; 11 great-grandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren; two sisters, Lewine Thompson of Remsen, Mary and her husband Albert Joanning of Granville; four sisters-in-law, Blanche Wiederholt of Remsen, Helen Wiederholt and Rita Wiederholt, both of Le Mars and Agnes Wiederholt of Granville; one bother-in-law, Bernard and his wife Elaine Wiederholt of Le Mars.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Janice George; one grandson, Nolan George; one granddaughter, Janiece George; and one brother, William.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen with the Rev. William McCarthy officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Remsen.
Friends may call anytime after 2 p.m. Friday at the Fisch Funeral Home in Remsen. There will be a parish rosary at 3 p.m., a vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m. and a rosary at 8 p.m. by the Knights of Columbus, all at the funeral home.
Casketbearers will be Dan Beckmann, Brian Beckmann, Jason Beckmann, Matt Homan, Russ Schroeder and Josh Vermeer. Honorary bearers will be his granddaughters and great-grandchildren.
Members of the Knights of Columbus will also serve as honorary bearers.