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Janet Ellen Beckmann, age 71, of Rural Monee, passed away on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at her home. She was born on December 16, 1944 in Harvey, IL, the daughter of the late Marley and Hilma (Wagner) Erickson. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Green Garden United Methodist Church, enjoyed camping, traveling, and caring for all of her loved ones.
Janet is survived by her husband, Marvin H. Beckmann who she married on September 21, 1963 at the Green Garden United Methodist Church in Manhattan, IL. She is also survived by two children, Joellyn (Sam) Smith of Bourbonnais and Darrin (Kathleen) Beckmann of Monee; seven grandchildren, Nicholas Smith, Jennifer Smith, Jessica Beckmann, Rachel Beckmann, Mia Beckmann, Kevin Beitler, and Kara Beitler; one brother, Steven Erickson of East Hazel Crest; and several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by Sandra Beckmann. She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Ryan Beckmann (Oct. 7, 1990); her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Siegfried and Evelyn Beckmann; a brother, Mickey Erickson; a half-sister, Maureen Gonzalez; and a half-brother, Jerry Baughman.
Visitation will be held at the Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home on Monday, September 5 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 6 at 11:00 a.m., Pastor Richard Young officiating. Burial will take place at Green Garden Greenview Cemetery, Manhattan, IL. Pallbearers will be Marvin Beckmann, Darrin Beckmann, Wayne Kopman, Sam Smith, Robert Borms, Charles Patton, and Wayne Smith. Honorary Pallbearers will be all of the grandchildren. Memorials to the family’s wishes would be appreciated.
The family would like to give a special thanks and recognition to VITAS Hospice for all of their care and support during this time.
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