Marion Beck

Marion I. Beck, 92, of Minden, passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at Bethany Home in Minden. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 3, 2022 at First Christian Church in Minden with the Rev. Joe Tira officiating. The service will be live-streamed to the funeral home’s Facebook page. Interment will be held following the service at the Minden Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 2, 2022 at Craig Funeral Home in Minden. Memorials in Marion’s honor are kindly suggested to First Christian Church in Minden, Bethany Home in Minden or to AseraCare Hospice in Kearney. Arrangements are under the care of Craig Funeral Home. 

     Marion Ila Beck was born on December 14, 1929 in Norman, NE to Harry and Anna (Jacobsen) Bergsten. She grew up in the Norman area and attended school in Norman and Minden. She was united in marriage to Donald Ray Beck on September 19, 1948 in Norman and to this union, four children were born: David Harry, Timothy Ray, Nancy Joy, and Mary Melissa. The family made their home in Minden where Marion was employed at the Minden Exchange Bank. They also spent many winters in Pharr, Tx. 

     She was a member of the First Christian Church in Minden, the Prairie Promenaders Square Dance Club, various card clubs (mostly Som-R-Set and Bridge) and was a volunteer reader for Kindergartners for many years. Marion enjoyed attending her children’s and grandchildren’s activities, and following Husker Football. She and Don attended “The Game of the Century” at Norman on November 25, 1971. They also enjoyed snow-skiing in Colorado and spending warm times at Summer Haven Lake with the Petersen and Villars families.

     Those left to cherish her memory include her sons, Dave (Barb) Beck of Grand Island, and Tim (Dixie) Beck of Minden; daughters, Nancy (Paul) Maly of Wichita, KS, and Mary (Brent) Stewart of Minden; 14 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; sisters, Helen (Jim) Karloff of Hastings, and Edna (Jim) Englund of Holdrege; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, extended relatives and close friends.

     She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Don in 2007; sister, Elaine; two granddaughters, Melissa Talbert, and Kim Payne.

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