April 2, 1925-April 30, 2012
Herman H. Beckman, 87, of Delphos, died at 2 p.m. Monday at Van Wert County Hospital.
He was born April 2, 1925, in Van Wert County to Joseph and Cecelia (Brockhaus) Beckman, who preceded him in death.
On Oct. 11, 1952, he married Alma E. Gasser, who survives in Delphos.
Survivors also include daughters Marge (Ken) Wolski of Cincinnati, Jeanette (Al) Baaske of Convoy, Donna (Brian) Blake of Grand Forks, N.D., and Helen (Paul) Dixon of Van Wert; sisters Doris (Leon) Sager of Glandorf and Alice Schroeder of Leipsic; brother Ben (Mary Lou) Beckman of Delphos; and eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Sister Mary Janet.
Mr. Beckman was a farmer who lived and worked on the family farm his entire life. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus Council 1362, Delphos. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Melvin Verhoff officiating. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where a parish wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.