Beckman, Paul "Bud" F. (December 22, 1915 - August 5, 1992)

Paul F. "Bud" Beckman

Unknown - August 12, 1992

Funeral services for Paul F. "Bud" Beckman, 76, were held Aug. 10, at the Kinkade Funeral Chapel with Rev. Daryl Wileman officiating and burial at the Bear Butte Cemetery at a later date.

He died at the Sturgis Community Health Care Center on Wednesday, Aug. 5. A memorial has been established to Little League Baseball.

He was born Dec. 22, 1915, at Rhame, N.D., to Carl and Gesena (Elits) Beckman. He grew up and attended school at Rhame, N.D. He married Elizabeth Shuck at Rhame, N.D. on June 19, 1947. They moved to the Tilford area in 1955. The couple moved to Mason City, Iowa, and lived for eight years before returning to Castle Rock, S.D. where he worked and lived on ranches. They returned to Sturgis in 1966 and he worked for St. Regis Sawmill until his retirement in 1979.

Survivors include his wife Elizabeth of Sturgis; son Bruce of Rapid City; four daughters, Janet Caster of Douglas, Jowan Beckman of Sturgis, S.D., Debra Klima of Whitewood, S.D., Sandra Strong of Rapid City, S.D.; also, 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and four brothers.

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