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Bertha "Bert" (Kurth) Beck

1929 ~ 2022 (age 92)

Obituary

Bertha “Bert” Beck, 92, of Ringle, passed away on Monday, May 2, 2022, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

She was born on October 19, 1929, in Ringle, daughter of the late Walter and Anna (Steinbach) Kurth.  On September 20, 1952, she married Lawrence Beck in Wausau.  He preceded her in death on November 29, 1998.

Bert enjoyed nature - particularly birds and her flower gardens.  She undeniably had a green thumb, and even raised trees, often helping others to plant and care for them.  In her younger years she enjoyed photography – often photographing her flowers and foundations of old buildings.  Bert was great at baking and ironing and folding laundry, something she took great pride in.  Bert always kept a journal and enjoyed scrapbooking – especially community events.   She loved music and taught herself to play the guitar.  She was a huge fan of the Cardinals baseball team.  For over 50 years, Bert served on the election board for the town of Easton. She was heavily involved in preparing the Neighborhood Meal at St. Paul's UCC.

Survivors include her son, Dean (Janet) Beck of Aniwa; two grandchildren, Elliot and Emily Beck; brother, Bob (Evelyn) Kurth of Ringle; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband Larry, she was further preceded in death by her son, Chris “CB” Beck, and two brothers, Clarence and Lawrence Kurth.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at St. Paul United Church of Christ, 426 Washington St., Wausau.  Rev. Philip Schneider will officiate.  Burial will be at Forestville Cemetery, town of Easton.  Visitation will be on Tuesday from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at Helke Funeral Home, 302 Spruce St. Wausau, and again on Wednesday from 9:30 A.M. until the time of service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Cedar Creek Manor, 2480 Terrebonne St., Kronenwetter, WI 54455, for their garden area that Bert enjoyed so much.  The family would like to thank the wonderful staff of Cedar Creek Manor for the excellent care that was given to Bert. 

You may leave messages and condolences for her family at helke.com.

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
May 10, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Helke Funeral Home and Cremation Service
302 Spruce Street
Wausau, WI 54401

Visitation
Wednesday
May 11, 2022

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Saint Paul's United Church of Christ
426 Washington Street
Wausau, WI 54403

Funeral Service
Wednesday
May 11, 2022

11:00 AM
Saint Paul's United Church of Christ
426 Washington Street
Wausau, WI 54403

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