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David J.

Beckman, Pastor David J.
Welcomed into heaven on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, age 66 years. Husband of Holly Beckman (nee Mielotz). Father of Angela (Brant) Gray and Jordan (Jennifer) Beckman. Grandfather of Theo, Lyla, Nigel, Calvin and Stefan Gray. Brother of Thomas (Pat) and Robert (Muriel) Beckman.
Visitation Friday, October 28, from 5 PM until 6:30 PM at ST. MARCUS LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2215 N. Palmer St., followed by the Memorial Service at 6:30 PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to St Marcus Lutheran Church Benevolent Fund or WELS India Projects/Computers appreciated.

Past Comments

Gloria Wilcox

Our pastor in Seminole, Florida. He led us through very meaningful premarital classes and married us in 1988. Much of what we learned in those classes still resonates…. God’s Blessings to his dear family,
…. Byrd and Gloria Wilcox

Sharon Andersen

Dear Holly and Family, It was one of my Great pleasures to know you both, Pastor Dave was such a wonderful man of God. I remember you both when you visited our church in Louisville Ky. and you stayed at our APT. I remember Dave trying to teach my young son Cody how to play Drums. I have been following you on FB. I had cancer for the 3rd time last Nov. But God has been good to me, and so far doing good. My Prayers have been with you ALL. May God give you strength during this time of sadness.

Sharon and Wesley Andersen

Dan Carow

Dear Beckman Family,

Because He lives all who put their trust in Him as their Savior will live with Him.

Frieda and I want you to know that we are praying for our Saviors comfort for all of you at this difficult time.

We understand that all of you are missing David however we are confident that he is now in his Saviors arms.

This life is a temporary journey for all of us. Death that takes one away from family is difficult for those left behind.

All people are sinners and deserve to die eternally. But Jesus, the perfect Son of God, came from heaven to take our place.

He bore the punishment our sins had earned so that we could be free from the prison of eternal death.

Since the debt of our sin is far beyond our ability to pay, in love he paid that debt with his own blood at Calvary’s cross.

This love from our Savior Jesus is a free gift of God’s love, paid for with the precious blood of Jesus.

Our Prayer for the Beckman Family:

Joy, hope and comfort is ours Savior Jesus.

Knowing that our sins are forgiven and our relationship with God is restored by the blood that you shed on the cross is a blessing that gives us this comfort!

Keep the pleasures and treasures of this life from replacing my reliance on your great work of redemption.

Be with the Beckman family and give them comfort.


Dan & Frieda Carow

Dan Koelpin

Dear Holly and family.
If you’re getting repeats of this message, I apologize. It seems that every time I hit the enter line the screen goes away. Upon returning from a two week trip to China I learned of David being called to his eternal home. I cannot begin to express my appreciation for his dedicated service to the Lord throughout his ministry and particularly in India. I thank God for him and for you as you were by his side during this time. May the Lord grant you peace and comfort in the victory our Savior won for David at the cross and at the empty tomb. His service to the Lord will be appropriately noted in glory. Our prayers are with you.

Dan and Carol Koelpin

Danny Carolyn Wehmeyer

We thank God for knowing this man and the example he was. We ask God to hold the family and assure them of the hope of heaven.

sherry mansheim

Even though he was suffering at LWMS convention this past June he gave a very inspiring talk on their work in India Prayers with the family. He is with his Savior and no more pain. Thank you for the mission work you did while on earth

Greg Schmill

It was a privilege and a blessing to serve with Dave on the faculty of Manitowoc Lutheran High School! I will always remember his enthusiasm and passion for his German and religion classes, his inspiring chapel worship services, and his German student exchange program. He cared deeply for the students and did all he could to encourage them in their faith.
Other great memories include being in the musicals with him — his roles as a nasty Nazi in Sound of Music and as a bottle dancer in Fiddler are the most memorable to me!
May God be with all of you with his comfort and peace! I share your loss that he is no longer here to talk and laugh with, and I share your joy that he is enjoying the bliss of heaven with his Lord!
Well done, good and faithful servant!
God bless!
Greg Schmill

MaryLynn Kelly Krueger

David was a wonderful friend and all of us Catholics and Lutherans who hung around together in those days will never forget his kindness and humor. Rest in Peace, Davey Beckman…..

Dave and Hope Gray

Dear Holly and family
It has been a blessing to have you and Dave as Christian friends as well as our son Brant’s in-laws. We will all miss Dave but we have the reassurance and comfort of knowing he is with the Lord in paradise. Hope and I remember the time the four of us spent together with Brant, Angela and children at Sedona. Of course we had to stop to get Dave a “coffee at Starbucks” to enjoy the Sedona landscape.
Other memories include being together for Brant and Angela’s wedding rehearsal dinner on Thanksgiving, their wedding day and our grandchildren’s baptisms. What a wonderful blessing for us all.
God bless
Dave and Hope

Nadine Ausen

Dear Family of Pastor Beckman. I only knew him slightly, and for a really brief time, after he began to serve at St. Marcus on the Member Care team. But owing to that, and particularly his messages to us after his diagnosis, he managed to impress and inspire me so much. He truly modeled the way a Christian goes through a time of trial, all the while knowing that he is truly in the loving hands of his God. I can only imagine how hard it is to be parted from him for awhile, and you will be in my prayers. I know I will not forget him. Sweet comfort to you all. Nadine Ausen

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