Maxine L. Beckman
Maxine L. Beckman, 89, of Springfield, passed away at her home, on Friday, February 6, 2015.
She was born on August 23, 1925, in Quincy, Illinois, to Joseph and Catherine Tensing Borghorst. She married William L. Beckman on July 20, 1946, and he preceded her in death on April 14, 1981.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, two brothers: Wilfred Borghorst and Arthur Borghorst and one sister, Esther Peters.
Maxine is survived by her three sons: William J. “Bill” Beckman of Rochester, John E. (Erin) Beckman of Lake Zurich, IL, and Gary T. (Dawn) Beckman of Springfield; eight grandchildren: Michael Beckman, Krista Williams, Sara DuFour, Jessica Beckman, Angela Beckman, Derek Beckman, Andrew Beckman and Debra Beckman; ten great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Maxine was a resident of Springfield since 1946. She was an operator with Illinois Bell Telephone Company during WWII in Rockford, IL and retired from the State of Illinois Department of Public Health after 20 years of service. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Private family services are being held.