Doyle Beck (85) of St. Elmo


Published on May 16 2019 7:51 am

Doyle Beck, 85, of St. Elmo, died at 4:09 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at his home, with his family by his side.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, May 18 at the St. Elmo Christian Church. Burial with military rites by St. Elmo American Legion Post #420 will follow at Maplewood Cemetery, St. Elmo. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until service time. Memorials may be made to HSHS Hospice or American Legion Post 420. Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont is assisting the family with arrangements.

Doyle was born on Sunday, August 6, 1933 in Loudon Township, near Wright’s Corner. He was raised by his grandparents, A.M. and Clara Beck. He married Barbara Masters on October 3, 1954 in Corinth, MS. Doyle was a proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was affiliated with the St. Elmo Christian Church, was a member of American Legion Post 420 and had served on the St. Elmo City Council. Doyle was retired from Contel Corporation.

He is survived by his wife of over 65 years, Barbara, of St. Elmo; sons, Brad Beck of Assumption and Steve Beck of St. Elmo; daughters, Susan (Larry) Jennings of Vandalia and Crystal Beck of Bondville. Grandchildren; Bryan and Aaron Jennings and Ashley and Eric Beck. Great grandchildren; Blaine and Cole Jennings and Lily Beck.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, his mother, Juanita and his half brother Jerry Rhodes.

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