Duane Beck

Obituary of Duane Lee Beck

Born July 21, 1950 - Hallock, MN

Passed February 28, 2023 - Clear Lake, MN

Duane Beck was born in Hallock, MN, on July 21, 1950, to Glen and Sophie Beck. He married Nancy Fix, and they grew their family with two children, Duane and Angela, and six grandchildren: Savanna, Sam, Cameron, Chloe, Cooper, and Carter.

Duane was a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps until 1975. Duane had a work ethic second to none; he earned a business degree from Augsburg University, and, after retiring from SuperValu Distribution Center, he took time to pursue his love of cross-country road trips on his Harley Davidson. 

He loved being outdoors, and his favorite times of day were crisp, winter mornings, chopping wood with a cup of coffee and the silence of nature. This was second only to being on the tractor in the field.

He enjoyed running, biking, traveling, and spending time with family and loved ones. Duane was a brilliant man, and there weren’t many things he couldn’t do. If there was any uncertainty, he was eager to learn! Duane was an inspiration to all. May we all carry on the multitude of precious life lessons he blessed us with. 

Duane is preceded in death by parents, Glen and Sophie Beck; wife, Nancy Beck; grandson, Jeremiah Lee Beck; sisters, Ruby Pietz, Doris Karol, and Joyce Bernstrom.

He is survived by partner, Jan Donelson; children, Duane Lee Beck, Angela Lynne Beck (Ryan Lehman); siblings, Grace McDonough, Betty Weleski, Maxine Empson, Lynne Sydow, Dale Potucek, and Lorna Vujnvick; grandchildren, Savanna Beck, Samuel Beck, Cameron Fisher, Chloe Fisher, Cooper Fisher, and Carter Fisher. 

Celebration of life will take place on Saturday, March 18 at noon with a visitation prior and a reception to follow at the Cremation Society of Minnesota’s Brooklyn Park Chapel at 7835 Brooklyn Boulevard.

For those unable to attend, cards can be sent to 6494 115th Ave Clear Lake MN 55319.

A Memorial Tree was planted for Duane
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Cremation Society Of Minnesota | Brooklyn Park
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