W. Dean Beck
February 21, 1944 ‒ August 16, 2018
W. Dean Beck, 74, of Fredericktown passed away Thursday morning, August 16, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on February 21, 1944 in Mansfield to the late George P. and Ruth E. (Queen) Beck.
Dean honorably served his country in the Army during the Vietnam War. He retired in 1999 from the Mount Gilead Post Office where he was the Post Master. In his spare time, Dean enjoyed working on the farm and planting his garden, but most of all he loved spending time with his grandsons. He was an avid sports fan of the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Indians, the Browns and the Ohio State Buckeyes. Dean was a serious baseball card collector and attended many baseball card conventions.
Dean is survived by his wife, Shelia (Jewell) Beck whom he married on August 29, 1968; children, Jimmy (Rosalind) Beck of Fredericktown, Jamie Conner of Mount Vernon, and Jessica (James) Anderson of Fredericktown; grandsons, Richard, Andrew, Tyler, Jordan and Jeremiah; great grandchildren, Ryder and Lillian; sister, Sherry (Gerald) Williams of Harrison; brother, Arthur “Pete” (Phyllis) Beck of Sunbury; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of a memorial service celebrating the life of Dean at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 19, 2018 at the Waterford Church of Christ, 20545 Waterford Rd., Fredericktown with Joel Cassetto, Don Linn and Ray Linn officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the ALS Association (Gift Processing Center), P.O. Box 37022, Boone, IA 50037-0022 or Hospice of North Central Ohio, 1050 Dauch Dr., Ashland, OH 44805
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