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Wilma J. Beck

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Wilma J. Beck

TIRO: Wilma J. Beck, 84 years of age, of Tiro, passed away on Monday at Tiffin Mercy Hospital. Wilma was born May 8, 1927 in Crestline to the late Israel and Muriel (Hoover) Hirtz. She was married Feb. 14, 1948 to Donald Beck who survives. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers John and Donald Hirtz and one sister Evelyn Holbrook.

Mrs. Beck is also survived by son Larry (Sheila) Beck; daughters Susan (Eugene) Biglin and Barbara (James) Straubaugh all of New Washington; grandchildren Michelle, Krista, Karla, Angela, David, and Tyler; 8 great grandchildren; brothers Lloyd, Robert, and Clinton Hirtz all of Crestline; sisters Carolyn Hetrick, Genoa, OH; Donna Tackett, San Antonio, TX; and Phyllis Ulmer of Galion; as well as nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Beck was a wife, homemaker, and dairy farmer. She graduated from Leesville H.S. in 1945 and attended Tiffin University, for a short time she worked at Windstorm Insurance. Wilma enjoyed traveling, cooking and baking, sharing recepies, and was an avid reader. Wilma always offered whoever came to the house a cup of coffee and something to eat.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday at 11:00 am in the Munz-Pirnstill Funeral Home with Gene Luidhardt, S.A.M officiating, burial will follow in Biddle Cemetery. Friends may call at the Munz-Pirnstill Funeral Home on Wednesday from 5-8 pm and the family suggest memorials be made to Pilot Dogs, Services for the Blind, through the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy can be left at


Published in the News Journal on May 1, 2012
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