Milton "Zane" Beck
On July 20, 2017, Zane Beck left his wheelchair behind at the Champaign Urbana Nursing and Rehabilitation and went to his heavenly home. Alzheimer’s disease claimed him no more.
He was born in Springfield, Illinois on August 12, 1927 to gladden the lives of his parents Elizabeth and Jay Beck, now deceased.
Zane graduated from Lanphier High School in 1945. He served in the army at Fort Sheridan as a cook. When he returned home he worked at Allis Chalmers and then became an American Family Insurance Agent.
On September 10, 1949 he married Alice Offer and this year would have been their 68th wedding anniversary.
When he retired he enjoyed traveling and camping. Zane spent many years with his family and friends at the campground at Coon Creek. Those were the fun years in his life.
He was a member of West Side Christian Church for twenty-five years. While there he enjoyed cutting the grass, working at the camp and being a member of the Beau Knot Class.
He is survived by his wife Alice L. Beck of Urbana; one daughter, Debbie McKillop of Urbana; Randy (Peggy) Beck of Windsor; five grandchildren, Keri (Shaun) Greear of Champaign, Michael McKillop of Urbana, James (Kristi) Beck of Wheaton, Chris (Kirk) White of DeSoto, TX and Joel Beck of Windsor; one great grandchild, Kendall Greear; one sister, Janet (Jack) Chrans of Springfield; two brothers, Don (Marcia) Beck of Edmonds, WA and Bob (Ree) Beck of Mansfield, MO and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son-in-law, Jerry McKillop; one sister, Shirley Fisherkeller, one brother-in–law, Larry Fisherkeller, and one infant granddaughter, Maria Beck.
Visitation: 10-11:30 am, Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield.
Funeral Service: 11:30 am, Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield with Pastor Charles Duggins officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery where military honors will be conducted by the United States Army.
Memorial contributions may be made to Harbor Light Hospice or West Side Christian Church.
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