Joseph Beckman, 87, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at Lenoir Woods Retirement Community in Columbia Mo.
He was born July 8, 1926, to Theodore Beckman and Annie Cecilia Ribbing Beckman in Rogers, Ark.
He graduated from Plains High School.
He was an active member of Alzheimer Caregiver Support.
He enjoyed playing cards with friends and ballroom dancing.
He is survived by his children, Ronald (Kate) Beckman, Kirtley (Doreen) Beckman, Monica (David) Dixon, Robert (Susan) Winkelmann, Catherine (Lewis) Luth, and William (Peggy) Winkelmann; grandchildren, Eric Beckman, Elizabeth Lundberg, Andrew Beckman, Christina Dixon, Joe Dixon, Jacob Dixon, Jonathan Dixon, Stuart Riddle, Molly Tegerdine, Maggie Winkelmann, Lydia Winkelmann, Christine Bitzer, Laura Luth, David Luth and Michael Luth; great-grandson, Austin Riddle; and great-granddaughter, Ella Dixon.
He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Ida Beckman; wife, Anna Beckman; five brothers; and three sisters.
• A memorial service will be at 11 a..m. Saturday at Epple Chapel, Lenoir Woods, 3710 S. Lenoir St., Columbia, Mo.
Memorials are suggested to Alzheimer Association, Greater Missouri Chapter, 2400 Bluff Creek Drive, Columbia, MO 65201 or to the Lenoir Benevolent Fund, Lenoir Woods, 3710 S. Lenoir Street, Columbia, Mo.
Online tributes may be left at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.