HIGHLAND - Richard E. "Dick" Beckman, 77, of Highland, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008. Beloved husband of Del I. Beckman, nee Murray, dear father of Jan M. (Steven) Hughes, Nancy B. (Gregory) Kyrouac of Ashland, Lisa B. (David) Trout, Shari L. (Marcus) Randall of Springfield and Lt. Col. William R. (Adeliza) Beckman, U.S. Army, retired. He was a grandfather of 26 and great-grandfather of two.
He was a 1949 graduate of Cleveland High School. He was a retired plumber and owner of Houseman Supply in Highland. He was a saxophonist and played with the Jack Engler Orchestra and Gary Dammer Orchestra, both of St. Louis.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 1, 2008, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home, 1501 Ninth St., Highland, IL 62249; (888) 654-7234. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008, at the funeral home. Interment at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis.
Memorials to the Digging Wells for Clean Water c/o Rotary International.
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