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Richard "Dick" Beckel

d. November 29, 2017

Richard J. “Dick” Beckel, Sr., age 94, of Cameron, Missouri, formerly of Austin, Minnesota and Wahoo, Nebraska, passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cameron, Missouri. Dick was born May 12, 1923 in Austin, Minnesota to John G. “Jack” and Stella (Thompson) Beckel. He graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1949 with a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering. Dick worked as the chief mechanical engineer for Hormel. Dick honorably served his country during WWII, while serving in the United States Navy. He was a member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church, VFW, American Legion, Moose Club, Elks Club, and the Izaak Walton League. Dick was an avid sportsman, enjoying golf and hockey. On October 25, 1947, he married Violet Primeau in Faribault, Minnesota. She preceded him in death in 1985. He then married Dorothy Fischer on February 14, 1998 in Austin. She preceded him in death in 2001. Dick was a wonderful father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He had great character and humor. He will be greatly missed. Survivors include his children, Barbara Chall, Wahoo, NE, Beverly (Ron) Petersen, Nisswa, MN, Mary (Kirk) Lee, Kidder, MO, Carol (Keith)Schrader, Nerstrand, MN, Judith Emiliusen, Austin, MN, Richard Beckel, Jr., Minneapolis, MN; four step children, Ronald (Sue) Roger, Tubac, AZ, Brian Fischer, Kimball, MI, Jane (Richard) Emerson, Oronoco, MN, Betty (Darryl) Rice, Rochester, MN; 18 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; brother, John Beckel, Baudette, MN; nieces and nephews. In addition to his wives, he is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Veronica; brothers, Dwain, David, and Theodore “Bud”; son-in-law, Randy Emiliusen. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:30 am on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Queen of Angels Catholic Church with Father Dale Tupper officiating. There will be a 6:30 pm rosary on Friday at Mayer Funeral Home where friends may call from 4-7 pm and also one hour before the service at the church on Saturday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post #91 and VFW Post #1216. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Missouri Veterans Home: 1111 Euclid Ave., Cameron, MO, your local catholic school, your local VFW or American Legion. Condolences may be left online at www.mayerfh.com

Service Information


Cemetery

Calvary Cemetery
4th Drive SW
Austin MN 55912


Visitation

Friday, December 8 2017
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Mayer Funeral Home
600 2nd Street NW
Austin MN 55912


Visitation

Saturday, December 9 2017
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Queen of Angels Catholic Church
1001 Oakland Avenue East
Austin MN 55912


Service

Saturday, December 9 2017
10:30 AM

Queen of Angels Catholic Church
1001 Oakland Avenue East
Austin MN 55912

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