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Jan Beckmann

March 13, 1927 December 8, 2021
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PEORIA ~ Helen Janice “Jan” Beckmann, passed away at 1:39 p.m. Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at UnityPoint Health-Proctor in Peoria.

She was born March 13, 1927 in Petersburg to Ernest and Hulda (Fricke) Kleinschmidt. She married Eugene Beckmann on August 9, 1953 in Peoria. He passed away July 3, 2006.

Surviving are two daughters, Wendy Beckmann of Peoria and Christine Nevitt of Urbana; two sons, Denny Beckmann of Peoria and Doug (Maggie) Beckmann of Mahomet; three grandsons, Jared (Kristy) Nevitt of Danville, Chad (Abby) Beckmann of Peoria and Christopher Beckmann of Parker, Colorado; and three great-grandchildren, Kiyah Garrett, Savannah Nevitt and Taylor Nevitt, all of Danville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her son-in-law, Joseph Nevitt of Urbana; six sisters; and five brothers. The Kleinschmidt family reunion was a major event at its peak.

Jan worked in the Medical Records Department at Proctor Hospital. She was a great mother and was the glue that held our family together. We all loved her, and she loved us back. She was a determined lady and through the love and care of her daughter, Wendy, she lived on her own until her final days.

Eugene was the love of her life and they spent many happy years together. They were members of St. Vincent DePaul Church in Peoria. We are sure they are happy to be together again in heaven and playing cards with Bud and Norma.

Jan’s graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, December 13, 2021 at Swan Lake Mausoleum in Peoria, where burial will follow in the cemetery. Father Stephen Willard will officiate. Wright and Salmon is overseeing arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to St. Vincent DePaul Church or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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Swan Lake Memory Gardens

4601 Route 150
Peoria, IL 61615

Swan Lake Memory Gardens
4601 Route 150 Peoria 61615 IL
United States

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Swan Lake Memory Gardens Final Resting Place

4601 Route 150
Peoria, IL 61615

4601 Route 150 Peoria 61615 IL
United States

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