Tuesday, December 13, 2016 ~ 10:30 a.m.
St. Mary Catholic Church ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Monday, December 12, 2016
Visitation ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Rosary ~ 7:00 p.m.
Marcy Chapel ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 ~ 1:00 p.m.
Omaha National Cemetery ~ Omaha, Nebraska
Military Honors by U.S. Navy and American Legion #129
In Care of the Family
John A. Beckman, 82 of Ashland, NE, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at the Saunders Medical Center in Wahoo, NE. He was born January 3, 1934 in Lincoln, NE to Frank and Madeline (Fields) Beckman.
John’s family moved to Ashland in 1944. He graduated from Ashland High School in 1952. After graduation, John enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served his country for over six years until he was honorably discharged in 1959.
On November 22, 1958, John married Mary Lou Proffit at St. Mary Catholic Church in Ashland. Following his military service, John began working at Western Electric and continued working for 33 years until his retirement in 1991.
He is survived by wife of 58 years Mary Lou Beckman; children: Brad (Sue) Beckman of Lincoln, Jeff (Glenda) Beckman of Palmyra, and Julie (Mike) Hurst of Lincoln; grandchildren: Nichole (TJ) Kaiser, Eric Beckman, Amanda (Kyle) Boyle, and Heather Beckman; great-grandchild Landon Kaiser; brother Frank (Joey) Beckman of Omaha; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Janice and Chuck Reisen; brother-in-law RD Doose; many nieces and nephews.