Paul C. Beck (1941 - 2018)

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Paul C. Beck, 76, formerly of Tama, passed away Sun. Feb. 18, 2018, at his daughter's home in Red Oak.
Paul was born Oct. 12, 1941, to Charles and Lucille (Staker) Beck in rural Belle Plaine, Iowa. He graduated from Chelsea High School in 1960. Following graduation, he farmed with his brother south of Belle Plaine. On May 29, 1971, Paul married Julie Mikesell. The couple started out south of Belle Plaine where he worked for Funk Seed. Later, upon moving to Brooklyn where they raised their family, Paul worked as a farmhand, then for Hutchinson HW Brand farm equipment in Grinnell.
Paul spent time riding horses and enjoyed riding in parades. He also liked fishing, being outdoors and playing cards; he was known as the "King of Pepper." He would cheer on the Hawkeyes and adored watching his grandkids play sports. Most of all, Paul loved spending time with family.
Paul was a member of Sunset Riders Saddle Club and Pony Express Riders of Iowa.
He is survived by his wife, Julie Beck of Red Oak; son, Danny (Tammy Gelvin) Beck of Waukee; son, Rory (Laurie) Kelly, Sr. of Cedar Rapids; grandchild, Rory, Jr.; son, Christopher (Becky) Beck of Beacon; grandchildren, Cinda, McKinzie and Katie; son, Dustin (Jenny) Beck of Swisher; grandchildren, Dylan, Tyler and Bryce; daughter, Kelly (Keith) Little of Red Oak; grandchildren, Rylie, Keegan, Katie, Kinley, Lance (CeeCee) and DJ; brothers, Larry (Sharon) Beck of Chelsea and David (Gloria) Beck of Des Moines; sister, Connie Jahlas of Deep River.
Paul is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Carl Gene Beck; and brother-in-law, Edwin Jahlas.
Services were Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, at Hrabak-Neuhaus Funeral Service, Belle Plaine. Burial took place at Rector Cemetery in Chelsea, Iowa.
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Published in The Red Oak Express on Feb. 27, 2018