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Ellworth C. Beckmann

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Beckmann, Ellworth C. Passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at the age of 95. Beloved husband of Adelia I. (nee Reigel) for 66 ½ years. Devoted father of Ellworth (Wendy) Beckmann, Michelle (Jerry) Downhour, and Janelle (Gary) Rudolph. Loving Grandpa and Papa of Benjamin, Elise, and Jeffrey Beckmann; Amanda Fenske, Nathan (Sherry), Aaron, Sherri, Jerry and David Downhour; TalorMarie and Siobhan Rudolph. Also survived by great-grandchildren Zachary and Alexander Downhour; and Mary Beckmann; sister, Marilyn (Paul) Ehler; and special brother, Arthur Reigel. Further survived by nieces, nephews, and family members. Preceded in death by his parents, Annie (nee Ehlhardt) and Martin Beckmann; brother, Melvin (Mildred) Beckmann; and sister, Beulah (David) Sowers. Ellworth proudly served his country in the U.S. Army for five years during World War II. He worked for the Wisconsin Bell Telephone Company, where he and Adelia met. He retired after thirty-eight years of dedicated service. During that time, he served as chief steward for CWA local 4603 (5503). He also served with community service organizations such as Red Feather and United Way for most of his career. Upon retiring, he became an active member of the Pioneers RMO. Visitation will be held (TODAY) Sun., March 30, at REDEMPTION LUTHERAN CHURCH, 4057 N. Mayfair Rd., Milwaukee, from 1:30-3:00 PM. Funeral service celebrated 3:00 PM. Rev. Jerry Anderson officiating. Private burial Forest Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. To receive this obit/directions, text 1364779 to 414-301-6422

Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from Mar. 28 to Mar. 30, 2014
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