Stephen Craig Beckman, age 71, of Lake View, Iowa passed away at UnityPoint Health Hospital in Fort Dodge, Iowa on February 23, 2019.
Steve was born on August 23, 1947, in Carroll, Iowa to Wally and Mabel (Peters) Beckman. He graduated from Lake View – Auburn High School in 1966. He lived in Lake View his entire life except for the two years from October 1966 to October 1968 when he served in the US Army.
Steve worked in road construction after being honorably discharged from the Army and then later doing carpentry work. He retired in 2007. He liked to play cards, read books, watch television and take drives around Blackhawk Lake.
He is survived by his sister, Cathy Beckman of Ames; niece Kerri (Beckman) Olson and husband Brian of Grinnell, IA; nephews, Richard Walters and wife Linda of Broken Arrow, OK, Rod Walters and wife Darci of Rockwell City, IA, Randy Walters and wife Tae of Nagasaki, Japan, Rob Libolt and wife Jessica of Center Point, IA; and many great nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Steve was preceded in death by his parents Wally and Mabel Beckman; brother Randy Beckman; and sister Carol (Beckman) Libolt.