|Name||Age||Place of Birth > Place of Death||Newspaper||Publication Date||Submitter|
|BECKEMEYER, Alvin A||83||Breese IL||CarlyleUB||22 Oct 2008||fch|
Alvin A. Beckemeyer
April 4, 1925 - October 20, 2008
Alvin A. Beckemeyer, 83, of Carlyle, died on Monday, October 20, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Breese.
He was born on April 4, 1925, in Wheatfield Township, a son of Fred and Amanda (Steffen) Beckemeyer. He married Ruby Hediger on April 20, 1954, at Immanuel United Church of Christ in Carlyle and she survives in Carlyle.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Deb Shaubert and husband Dennis of Shattuc; three sons, Larry Beckemeyer and wife Betty of Carlyle, Kevin Beckemeyer and wife Jeannie of Marion and Randy Beckemeyer and wife Sue of Highland; 10 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and five step-grandchildren; a sister, Loretta Dorries and husband Elmer "Bud" of Carlyle; two brothers, Robert Beckemeyer and friend Shirley Jondro of Carlyle and Herbert Beckemeyer and wife Ruth of Pontiac; and two sisters-in-law, Marilyn Beckemeyer and JoAgnes Beckemeyer, both of Carlyle.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Amanda Beckemeyer, his stepmother, Kathryn Beckemeyer; three brothers, Clinton, Wayne and Calvin Beckemeyer; and three sisters-in-law, Geneva Beckemeyer, Mary Ann Beckemeyer and Wilma Beckemeyer.
He was a retired grain and dairy farmer. He was an active member of the Immanuel United Church of Christ in Carlyle, where he held office on numerous committees. Mr. Beckemeyer was a board member of Clinton County Rural Electric Cooperative and also a member of the Clinton County Farm Bureau.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 23, at Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle with Rev. Earl Menchhofer, officiating.
Burial will follow at Carlyle Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at Zieren Day Funeral Home on Wednesday from 4 until 8 p.m. and on Thursday from 8 a.m. until service time.
Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle is handling the arrangements.
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