Paul E. Beck, 85, of 918 North Clink Blvd, Crestline, died Monday, August 30, 2010 at Crestline. He had been seriously ill the past one and a half years.
Paul was born in Crestline, on July 21, 1925 to the late George and Catherine (Rohrer) Beck. He married Doris L. Boreman on July, 31, 1943 and she survives him.
Paul was born in Crestline and lived here his entire life. He was a dedicated, life long member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Crestline. With his father, he operated Beck Insurance from 1946 to 1990. He spent 38 years on the railroad working for the Pennsylvania, Penn Central, ConRail and Amtrak. While on furlough from the railroad he delivered dairy products for the former Sherer's Dairy. He was a volunteer for the Crestline Fire Dept. from 1950 to 1968. From 1946 to 1980, he worked with his cousin at the former Robert F. Beck Funeral Home, Crestline. He got great satisfaction participating in the Ohio Reads Program. Paul was active in his community and was a life member of the Crestline Lions Club for many years, life social member of the American Legion Post 488 in Crestline, and a fifty year member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie #859 in Crestline. He was named a Kentucky Colonel. His membership in the Masonic Lodge played a central part in his life. He was a member of Galion Lodge #414, F.and A.M., Galion, Chapter No. 88 Royal Arch Masons, Mansfield Council No. 94, Royal and Select Masons. Commandery No. 21 Knights Templer, Scottish Rite, Valley of Columbus, Aladdin Temple Shrine in Columbus, and he was a member of the Knight Masons of Ireland. Paul was a loving son who was proud to work along side of his father. He was a devoted husband and a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather. He took great pride in living to see his great grandchildren.
He is survived by his two daughters and son, Lynne Horn, Crestline, Eric "Eddie" and Rebecca Beck, Columbus, and Deanna and Charles Just, Louisville, KY, his four grandchildren; Christopher and Mary Horn, Orient, Tara and Christopher "Kit" Lauer, Crestline, Kate Just, Louisville, KY, Kyle Just, Louisville, KY, his three great grandchildren; Spencer Horn, Amber Lauer, Isabel Lauer, and his sister; Barbara and John Blancett, Lancaster, CA.
Friends may call Thursday from 2-4 PM 7-9 PM at the Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home, Crestline where Masonic Services will be held at 6:45 PM. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, September 3, 2010 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Crestline, with Pastor Diana Seaman officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Crestline.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or the Central Ohio Lions Eye Bank, in care of the Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home.
On line condolences may be made to the family at masfh.com