John A. Beckman
Date of Birth
January 3, 1934
Lincoln, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
December 8, 2016
Wahoo, Nebraska
Memorial Mass Directions

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 ~ 10:30 a.m.
St. Mary Catholic Church ~ Ashland, Nebraska

Visitation & Rosary Directions

Monday, December 12, 2016
Visitation ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Rosary ~ 7:00 p.m.
Marcy Chapel ~ Ashland, Nebraska

Interment Directions

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.

Condolences for John A. Beckman
  1. Jean Stewart
    • December 8, 2016 - 6 years ago

    Janice our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  2. Peggy Curtis
    • December 9, 2016 - 6 years ago

    Mary Lou and family
    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for all of you.

  3. Diane and Joel Starns
    • December 10, 2016 - 6 years ago

    Mary Lou and family,
    Sending love and prayers to all of you. So sorry to hear about John.

  4. Jim Moore
    • December 12, 2016 - 6 years ago

    Brad and family,

    We are so sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  5. Christine westcott
    • December 12, 2016 - 6 years ago

    Mary Lou so sorry to find this out was just thinking about you guys . Vern and I will be there today love Chris

  6. Lorna Reeves
    • December 12, 2016 - 6 years ago

    Mary Lou and family-
    Sorry to hear of John’s passing. My prayers are with you.
    Lorna Penke Reeves

  7. Della (Dargantes) Henriksen
    • December 13, 2016 - 6 years ago

    To the Beckman family, Mrs. Beckman,
    Our condolences from the Dargantes family. He will be celebrated surrounded by his big family.
    Sincerely, Della (Dargantes) Henriksen

  8. Gary and Leslie krings
    • December 13, 2016 - 6 years ago

    Peace and Prayers Beckman Family.
    Gary and Leslie Krings,Greenwood

  9. john young
    • January 19, 2017 - 5 years ago


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