Robert F. Beck, age 85, of Buffalo, died Monday, March 29, 2021 in Minneapolis.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at St. Timothy Catholic Church, Maple Lake with Fr. John Meyer as Celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Timothy Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday and from 9:00-10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, both at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Maple Lake. The service will be live-streamed on the funeral home website.
Robert Francis Beck was born April 26, 1935 in Maple Lake, Minnesota to Julius and Grace (McAlpine) Beck. He grew up in Corinna Township and was baptized and confirmed at St. Timothy Catholic Church. Bob graduated from Maple Lake High School. On December 21, 1963, Bob was united in marriage to Marilyn Joy Mosher at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Buffalo. They made their home in Maple Lake where he farmed until 1970 and then moved to Buffalo. Bob was a heavy equipment operator for the Local 49ers, retiring in 1997. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Buffalo. Bob loved being outdoors, spending his time hunting, fishing, being on the lake, and watching and playing sports. Baseball was always a favorite sport of Bob's, from playing in his younger years to coaching and setting up Babe Ruth youth baseball. He could often be found cheering on the local softball and baseball teams. Bob was never one to turn down a game of cards with friends or family. He loved a hot meal, especially hot beef. Above all, Bob treasured the time he was able to spend with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Marilyn of Buffalo; children, Steve (Dana) Beck of Richmond, Julie Swanson of St. Cloud, Bruce Beck of Buffalo, Brenda (Rick) Block of Little Falls and Kurtis Beck of Delano; four grandchildren, Melissa (Blake) Hansen, Justin Beck (Kelsie Quast), Zach Block and Shana Block; sister, Margaret Ann Wurm of Maple Lake; and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Julius and Grace Beck; granddaughter, Amanda Swanson; sister, Mary Hammes; and brothers-in-law, Tom Hammes and Tom Wurm.
The casket bearers will be Justin Beck, Zach Block, Blake Hanson, Davis Kautz, Craig Vassar, and Bill Hammes. Krista Elsenpeter and Sarah Goelz will provide the music for the service.
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