Jimmie R. (Jim) Beckman, 84 of rural Mt. Pleasant passed away on Friday, September 8, 2023 at his home.
Jim was born on December 17, 1938, in Burlington the son of Carl Wallace and Ella Laura (Bohlen) Beckman. Jim was united in marriage to Donna Lachmann on October 18, 1959, at the Peace Lutheran Church at Prairie Grove. Throughout his life he was very active in many community and church activities. He served on the Access Energy Cooperative Board for 18 years, Henry County Cattleman in which he received Cattleman of the Year award, longtime Farm Bureau member, Henry County ASC committee for many years, 4-H leader for 25 years, 4-H Youth Beef Committee, Lockridge Lions Club, Luther League sponsor and member of the Music Boosters and Athletic Boosters. Jim grew up in the Peace Lutheran Church Parish, of West Burlington, and as an adult he became a member of the First Augustana Lutheran Church of Lockridge. He served as Sunday school teacher and was on the Church Council.
He is survived by his wife, Donna of 63 years of rural Mt. Pleasant, his children, Roger (Marjorie) Beckman of Mt. Pleasant, Dean Beckman of Decorah and Dale Beckman of Mt. Pleasant, one granddaughter Anna J. Beckman, his brothers and sisters, Robert W. (Marlene) Beckman of Mediapolis, Donald R. Beckman of Danville, Rodney (Naomi) Beckman of Keosauqua, Joyce Beckman and Marjean (Tom) Gerdes, both of Danville, a sister-in-law, Rose Alice Beckman of Ohio, a brother-in-law, James McGlaughlin, of Marion and his sister-in-law, Teresa (Donald) Lachmann-Jones of Cedar Rapids and several nieces and nephews.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Rev. Richard Beckman, one sister, Verletta McGlaughlin and a sister-in-law, Barb Beckman.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2023, at 2 p.m. at the Peace Lutheran Church, 13646 Beaverdale Road, West Burlington, with Rev. Jerleen Schlesser officiating. Burial will follow in the Prairie Grove Cemetery, West Burlington. There will be a time of food and fellowship beginning at noon on Saturday at the church until time of service. A memorial has been established in his memory.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.murphyfuneralandmonuments.com
Murphy Funeral Home of Mt. Pleasant, is caring for his arrangements.