Marlowe Beckman, of Mora, died on Friday Feb. 29, 2008 at home.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be 11 AM, TUESDAY, March 4, 2008 at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Mora. VISITATION will be on Monday, from 5 to 7 PM at Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home and 1 hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday morning.
Marlowe G lenmore Beckman was born to Fritz and Linnea (Hokanson) Beckman on June 14, 1934 in Hayes Township, Swift County, near Kerkhoven, Minnesota. At the age of 8 years old he moved from Benson to Minneapolis where he grew up. He was the youngest of four children. In 1954 he married Ethel Dalbey of Mora. Marlowe joined the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in 1962. A few years later Marlowe and Ethel built a home north of Mora where they raised their family of four children. Marlowe made his living by driving. He was employed by American Linen, Phillips Petroleum, Minnesota Department of Transportation, and a self-employed owner-operator.
He lived his faith on a daily basis. He was active at Riverside Free Church in Minneapolis. Then they moved to Mora Marlowe and Ethel joined the Hillman Baptist Church where they started and organized the Singing Youth for Christ (SYC) which is an interdenominational group. He enjoyed spending much of his time working the SYC. In the sixties Marlowe and Ethel became members of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Mora. They continued to work with the SYC at Emmanuel and became more involved with the production part; sound, lighting, recording and other technical support.
Other interests included hunting, fishing and sports of all kinds. On his very first deer hunt, at the age of 15, he shot a 250 lbs., 10 point buck.
Marlowe was always ready and willing to help family and friends. He was a wonderful husband, father, papa and friend. He will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandchild, Nicolas.
Marlowe is survived by his wife of 54 years, Ethel; two daughters Deb Beckman of Braham and Terrie Rath of Bismarck, ND; two sons Nat Beckman of Mora and Bart (Nancy) Beckman of Hinckley. He also leaves behind 8 grandchildren; sister Frances Olson of Mpls; brothers Arville (Verna) Beckman of Bloomington, and Dwaine (Bev) Beckman of Billings, MT; plus many nieces and nephews.