In Loving Memory Of
Willis LeRoy Beckmann
Willis Beckmann, the son of Henry and Lucy (Enninga) Beckmann, was born on December 9, 1932 in Seward Twp., Nobles Co., MN. He grew up on the farm and attended Dist. 98 Country School and graduated from the Fulda High School in 1951. In March of 1953 enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served until his honorable discharge in March of 1957. Willis was united in marriage to Beverly Gehl on November 22, 1953 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Fulda. After his service commitment they lived in Seward Twp. until 1963 when they moved to a farm in Belfast Twp., in Murray Co.. In 1995 he moved into Fulda where he continued to live. Willis passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at the Sanford Worthington Medical Center at the age of 87. He was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Dovray, MN. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, shooting pool, restoring old Case garden tractors, drawing pictures of animals and spending time with family and friends.
Survivors include his 5 children, Barbara (Robert) Gibbons of Stocksdale, NC, Bradley (Pam) Beckmann of Fulda, MN, Daniel Beckmann of Faribault, MN, Michael Beckmann of St. Francis, MN and Monte (Karla) Beckmann of Orange, TX; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren with one more in January of 2021. He is preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters, Valonne Verdugt and Mavis Thomas and brothers-in-law, Harold Bultmann, Wally Verdugt and Jack Thomas.
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Dovray, MN at 11:00 AM on Monday, October 26, 2020 with Rev. Chuck Swanson officiating. The pallbearers are Jason Beckmann, Lance Beckmann, Cullen Beckmann, Mark Bultmann, Brian Bultmann and Bruce Bultmann. Interment at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery rural Fulda, MN.
Visitation one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. The Totzke Funeral Home in Fulda is assisting the family with arrangements.
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