John Joseph Beckmann, March 17, 1926~Nov. 6, 2013
John Joseph Beckmann, 87, of Fayetteville passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at Garden View Care Center of O’Fallon, Mo. He was born March 17, 1926, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to John Henry Beckmann and Mary Lyons Beckmann. He was a longtime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Fayetteville and the Knights of Columbus. He served his country in the United States Navy during World War II. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Elizabeth Beckmann of the home; one daughter Ellen Burdjak and husband, Dennis, of New York, four sons, John Beckmann Jr. of Florida, Eric Beckmann and wife, Cathy, of Georgia, Keith Beckmann and wife, Joneva, of Missouri, and Robert Beckmann and wife, Amy, of Florida; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several other family members and friends. A rosary service will be at 2 p.m. at Beard’s Funeral Chapel Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. The family will receive friends following the rosary until 4 p.m. A funeral mass will be held noon Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Fayetteville with Father John Antony officiating. Burial will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.beardsfuneralchapel.com.
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