Steven Bradley Beckman (1961 - 2018)

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Steven Bradley Beckman, 57, of Boone, passed away on Oct. 2, 2018. He was born to Doug and Jeanette Beckman in Brookings, S.D. on May 1, 1961. He graduated from Glenwood Community High School in 1979 and attended Iowa State University.
Steve married Paula Lynn Nickles on Aug. 15, 1992, in Glenwood. They were blessed with two sons, Joshua Vernon in 1997 and Caleb Paul in 2002.
The family resided in Boone. He worked for Central Iowa Building Systems, a Nevada, Iowa construction company, for more than 26 years.
Steve was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking. He was a dedicated father, husband and friend.
Steve is preceded in death by his son, Caleb, and mother, Jeanette. Surviving are his wife, Paula, and son, Joshua, of Boone; father, Doug, of Glenwood; sisters, Sherry Ford of Glenwood, and Kristi Norgaard (Bill) of Anthem, Ariz.; three nieces and one nephew; father- and mother-in-law, Don and Ginny Nickles, of Council Bluffs and many friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to support Joshua's higher education.
Inurnment will take place at Graceland Cemetery in Avoca.
Published in The Opinion-Tribune on Oct. 10, 2018