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Jeffrey A. Beckman

May 16, 1954 — May 29, 2024

Wausau

Jeffrey Allen Beckman

May 16, 1954 – May 29, 2024

            Jeff Beckman, beloved son, brother, and uncle passed away on May 29, 2024 after a short, courageous battle with bladder cancer. He attained his goal of reaching his 70th birthday.

            As a child, he loved eating frozen Christmas cookies that Mom had made ahead of time. I don’t know if she ever really knew where they all went. He was very creative, and once made a pinball game out of a piece of plywood, nails, rubber bands and marbles. We had lots of fun with that. 

            Jeff was a 1972 graduate of Wausau West High School, and spent his working years at Green Bay Packaging. He was a man of simple pleasures: shooting pool, playing ping pong, golfing, video games with friends, cookouts with family especially when there were brats involved, following Brewers and Packer games, discussing old cars, enjoying a cold diet Mountain Dew, and watching music videos. Among his favorite musicians were Celtic Woman, Lindsey Stirling, and the Harp Twins. 

In his working days, Jeff loved hanging out after his shift at the home place with sister, Nancy and his favorite dog, Buster. He kept that pup supplied with many toys and treats and spoiled him rotten. 

He loved retirement and took much pleasure in the neighborhood squirrels. As it became harder for him to get around, he enjoyed seeing them come running to eat the special treats he would put out for them.

He loved Christmas and went all out buying presents for everyone by shopping the bargains on Amazon. We spent many good holidays at our parents’ house, playing games, eating, and visiting. Most birthdays were celebrated with his sister, Barb, as their birthdays were a day apart. His presence will be sorely missed at these parties.

There were always special get-togethers and lots of laughs when sister, Ellen came up from Florida. She organized his 70th birthday party in the hospital, which he fully participated in, from wearing the goofy happy birthday glasses to eating two pieces of chocolate chip date cake, his favorite. 

Jeff was preceded in death by his parents, Roger and Marge Beckman, and his best friend, Kevin. He is survived by sisters Barb (Gary) Schoenherr, Ellen (Tom Carney) Beckman, and Nancy (Don Arnold) Meverden. He loved being an uncle to Becky (Andy) Jones, Amy (Stan) Thrall, Pam (Mike Scaffidi) Schoenherr, Eric Schoenherr, Kimberly (Mike) Dellenbach, Kelly (Hunter Woods) Meverden; and great uncle to Amani Elboudribili and Chloe Dellenbach.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Jeff’s youngest sister, Nancy, who lovingly served him in so many ways over the years. 

A private graveside service will be held for Jeff in the near future. Helke Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

 

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