Loren D. Beck, 84, died Nov. 19, 2020 at The Gardens in Crete NE. He was born Jan. 19, 1936 in Kramer, NE to Harold & Iona (Hoppe) Beck. He graduated from Crete High School in 1954. He hauled milk from 1954-1972. He quit his job and decided to attend Milford Trade School. After receiving his degree, he worked nine years for Action Heating before starting his own business in 1982, Beck Heating & Refrigeration. He retired in November 2018 due to health issues. He moved to The Gardens in Dec. 2018.
Loren married Joyce Wieting on Oct. 21, 1962 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kramer NE. Two children completed their family, Paul and Melissa. Work was important to Loren, but mostly because of the many friendships he made. He was proud of the trust and respect his clients gave him. When he wasn’t working, he enjoyed playing softball for many years, sponsoring a team. He especially loved playing Santa Claus for area events for 45 years. He was delighted to become a grandpa almost 9 years ago and enjoyed spending time with them. Even when they could no longer visit inside the facility, he looked forward to their visits outside his window and hanging their artwork in his room.
Loren is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Joyce (Aug. 2010); sisters: Nadyne Plugge and Lois (Lloyd) Kahle, and brother, Dean Beck. Brother-in-law Virgil Wieting; sister-in-law Nola Wieting. He is survived by his children: Paul Beck, Crete NE and Melissa (Austin) Behnk, Hallam NE. Grandchildren: Jack Behnk and Lillian Behnk. Loyal best friend, Tom Klein. Brother, Donald (Connie) Beck, Rochester, MN; Brother-in-law, Marvin Plugge, Albuquerque, MN and sister-in-law, Patricia Beck Langfeldt, Lincoln. Brother-in-law, Dennis (Harriet) Wieting, Roca and sister-in-law, Janet Wieting, Lincoln. Numerous nieces and nephews.
Celebration of Life and graveside services will be scheduled for Spring of 2021. In lieu of flowers, the family is accepting memorials to be designated at a later date. Condolences may be left at trumpmemorials.com. Trump Funeral Services, 1600 West “O” Street, Lincoln.