Harold M. Beckman, age 86, of Savage, MN, formerly of Jordan, MN, entered eternal life on Sunday, December 26, 2021, at NC Little Hospice, in Edina, MN.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, at 11 am, with a time of gathering starting at 9:30 am, both at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 313 Second Street East, Jordan. The Knights of Columbus will say the rosary at 9:15 am, in the main church. Guests are also able to join via live streaming at sjbjordan.org and clicking on the live stream tab. Father Neil Bakker will preside. Memorials are preferred and will be distributed in Harold’s memory, by the family. The Beckman family is requiring masks to be worn at all times. Your cooperation would be greatly appreciated.
Harold Mark was born on April 25, 1935, at the birthing house in Le Sueur County to the proud parents of Lawrence and Emily (Bastyr) Beckman. Growing up in Jordan, he went to St John’s Catholic School for 8 years and graduated from Jordan High School in 1952.
Harold met the love of his life, Anne Louise Dufek during his junior year. Dating for two years, they were married on September 4, 1954, at St John the Baptist Catholic Church, in Jordan. They were blessed with seven beautiful children, Mary Jo, Nancy, Mark, Jeanne, Kenneth, Jon, and Michael.
Harold worked on a mink ranch for 5 years and then entered the construction trade as a laborer and labor foreman. He worked for Krause Anderson of Minneapolis for 30 years and retired in 1995.
Harold and Anne purchased a home on the northside of Lake Mille Lacs in 1991. They enjoyed living on the lake for 23 years, doing what he loved the most “catching walleys!” The lake home was the center point of wonderful family gatherings and creating many lifelong friends.
In Harold’s spare time, he enjoyed working at the food shelf in Garrison, playing a lot of cards, especially Cribbage and dominos. Harold’s favorite time of the year at the lake was Christmas doing the Christmas jingle and having family up to visit and fish. He also enjoyed hunting, golfing, and fishing trips to Canada, Alaska, Mexico, and Lake Michigan. Harold and Anne moved back to the Metro area in 2015, to Savage. He was a charter member (1953) of the Third-Degree Knights of Columbus and Catholic Aid Members.
Forever loved, Harold will be forever missed by wife, Anne; children, Mary Jo Beckman, Nancy (Kai) Hammer, Mark (Robin) Beckman, Jeanne (Mark) Fuhrman, Ken (Molly) Beckman, Jon (Wendy) Beckman, Mike Beckman; grandchildren, Emily Swayne, Melissa Forrest, Amy (Brian) Gregoire, Paul (Kelsey) Beckman, AnaElise Beckman, John (Lindsay) Fuhrman, Angie (Cory) Ross, Abby Beckman, Megan Schoephoerster, Alexandra Beckman, Amanda Beckman, Danny Beckman, Molly Beckman, Jordan Beckman, Cortney Beckman, Carson Beckman, Sydney Beckman; great-grandchildren, Logan Forrest, Hadley Fuhrman, Lucas Fuhrman, Carter Gregoire, Drew Gregoire, Noah Ross, Landon Ross; nephew, Ron (Pam) Beckman and great nephews, Alex (Sarah) Beckman, Steven (Elizabeth) Beckman, Nate Beckman; other relatives and friends.
Greeting Harold in eternal life are his parents, Lawrence and Emily; brother, Larry (Judy) Beckman and nephew, Russ Beckman.Print Obituary & Condolences