Bert Dee Beck, 86, Chanute, died Friday, August 6, 2010 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Bert was born in Benedict on Sept. 17, 1923, the son of Bert Dee and Gladys Wilson Beck. He graduated from Chanute High School in the Class of 1943.
Bert served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1943 until 1946.
He was united in marriage to Hazel Louise Wagner. She preceded him in death on Nov. 1, 1961. He later married Barbara Lynch. They divorced. He was united in marriage to Dorothy Larson McCoy on June 8, 1996 at the Colfax Baptist Church. She survives.
Bert owned and operated his own construction company, B & D Construction.
He was a member of the Colfax Baptist Church, Cecil J. Meeker Post #1654, V.F.W., Boerstler-May Post #170, American Legion, and the Masonic Lodge.
Along with his wife Dorothy, Bert is survived by two sons, Larry Beck and his wife, Debbie, Chanute, and Jerry Beck and his wife, Sherry, Paola; two stepdaughters, Cheryl Nelson, Azle, Texas, and Linda Guiot, Broken Arrow, Okla; three stepsons, Lloyd Lynch, Chanute, Duey Lynch, Hastings, Neb., and Roy McCoy, Chanute; grandchildren, Ethan Beck, Mason Beck and Jered Beck, all of Chanute, Jill Klassen, Hutchinson, and Stacy Kenyon and Krista Rogers, both of Osawatomie, stepgrandchildren, Tyler Guiot, Mallory Guiot and Jalynn Guiot, Broken Arrow, Okla., Jacob Guiot, Chanute, Kristy Friederich and Janet Naff, both of Chanute; 20 great-grandchildren; a brother, Bill Beck and his wife, Edna, Hennessey, Okla.; two sisters, Betty Krone and her husband, Don, Chanute, and Barbara Bunn and her husband, Bill, Conyers, Ga.; and Bert’s second wife, Barbara Beck.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Hazel, a brother, Benjamin Beck, and a sister, Beverley White.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11 at the Penwell-Gabel Gibson Chapel in Chanute. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. this evening at the funeral home.
Memorials in his name may be made to the Colfax Baptist Church or the charity of the donor’s choice and may be left with the funeral home.
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