Patsy Ann Beckman
Patsy Ann Beckman, age 82, of Arkdale (formerly of Deerfield, IL) Wisconsin died Monday, May 18, 2015 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield, Wisconsin. Patsy was born March 2, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois to Harry and Elvira (Leander) Olson. She graduated High School in 1951 in Northbrook, IL. Patsy married Leonard Beckman on June 3, 1951 in Northbrook, IL. They made their home in Deerfield, IL where they raised five children. Patsy retired from Sunset Foods of Highland Park, IL and moved to Arkdale, WI in 2003. Patsy enjoyed bowling, snowmobiling, ATVing, sewing, and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Patsy is survived by her children Robert (Marcia) Beckman of Elgin, IL, Judy Link of Grayslake, IL, Ron Beckman of Grayslake, IL, Mark (Sharon) Beckman of Brookfield, Wisconsin, John (Christine) Beckman of Grayslake, IL, her grandchildren Kurt Link, Martin (Jodi) Beckman, Larry (Amanda) Link, Brian Beckman, Tara Beckman, Corey Beckman, Jennifer O’Neill, Matthew Beckman, Claudia Beckman, Kevin Beckman, Megan Pelky, Krista Pelky, Chelsea Pelky, Caitlyn Pelky, her great-grandchildren Hailey Beckman, Kylee Beckman, Alexis Beckman, Peyton Burns, her sister Janet (Rich) Peters, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Patsy was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Elvira Olson; husband, Leonard Beckman; granddaughter, Jenna Beckman; and sisters: Wilma, Carol, and Norma. Visitation will be Saturday, May 30th from 12 Noon until the time of the Memorial Service at 3:00 p.m. at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 East Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. Memorials may be directed in Patsy’s memory to Lurie Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL or Adams County Wisconsin Humane Society. For more information please call (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.
We were so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing, Bob. We pray that God will comfort and give you and Marcia peace in the days ahead.”He is the source of every mercy and the God who comforts us.” 2 Cor. 1:3, NLT. Hugs and prayers.
HI JUDY. I WANT TO TELL YOU HOW SORRY I AM ABOUT YOUR MOM. I LOST MINE 2 YEARS AGO. SHE WAS 101 SO I KNOW WHAT YOUR GOING THREW. I KNOW IT DOESNT HELP BUT SHES IN A BETTER PLACE NOW WITH NO PAIN AND SUFFERING. MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU. IF YOU EVER WANT TO TALK GIVE ME A CALL 520-867-2534. I HEAR YOUR GOING TO BE A GRANDMA. HOW NICE. MY LOVE AND PRAYERS TO YOU AND YOUR BROTHERS. SUE LINK
Aunt Patsy was a beautiful woman. Her gentle kindness to me and my siblings will be dearly missed. Spending Christmas Eve in Deerfield at Aunt Patsy’s house will forever be a wonderful childhood memory- especially when Santa showed up! The warm house filled with people and the smell of Swedish meatballs, bread and sweets. Aunt Patsy’s warm hugs truly made one feel loved. As an adult, Aunt Patsy- along with John and Christy were instrumental in helping me find the man of my dreams. I will forever be indebted. Some one once said “Grief is the price we pay for love.” How true. I sincerely hope that all who new and loved Patsy will feel the way I do- The amount of grief is great but it can never out weigh the love, compassion and kindness Pasty showed those around her. May you rest in peace, Aunt Patsy and may your smile and easy laugh live on in each of us. Cousin Lisa.
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