Biography: Retired ELCA Pastor Richard Carl Beckman, 83, became a part of the Church Triumphant Saturday, November 25, 2017. Richard was the oldest son to the late Carl Wallace and EllaLaura "Bohlen" Beckman March 19, 1934 born at home in the country near Prairie Grove Iowa.
Richard is survived by his wife of 45 years, RoseAlice "Dapper" Beckman. Also a daughter, CarlaAnne Beckman; a son John Richard and daughter-in-law (Dr. Heidi "Yount") Beckman and a grandson Paul Richard Beckman. Siblings Robert & Marlene Beckman, Jim & Donna Beckman, James & Verletta McGlaughlin Donald & Barbara (Deceased) Beckman, Rodney & Naomi Beckman, Joyce Beckman, and Marjean & Tom Gerdes; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Richard is a graduate of Wartburg College of Waverly Iowa and Warthburg Theological Seminary of Dubuque Iowa class of 1960. Richard served congregations in Ohio and Indiana such as Trinity Lutheran of Galion, Ohio, Trinity Lutheran of Richmond, Indiana, Trinity Lutheran (Kingsway) of Fremont, Ohio, Zion Lutheran (Manchester) Sunman, Indiana, St. Paul Lutheran (North Star) Versailles, Ohio, St. John Luteheran (McZena) Lakesville, Ohio, two point parish of: St. John Lutheran (Leesville) Crestline, Ohio, Loss Creek Lutheran (Closed) rural Tiro, Ohio, St. Peter Lutheran Ridgeville Corners, Ohio. He is a member of Nazareth Lutheran-Chatfield
Memorials may be made to Nazareth Lutheran or to the donor's choice. There will be a celebration of life service at Nazareth Lutheran of Chatfield to be determined at a later date. Arrangements are in the care of Munz-Pirnstill Funeral Home. Moments of remembrance may be left online at www.munzpirnstill.com