Arlene D. Beck


CHANA - Arlene D. Beck, 92, area resident since 2012, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019 in Franklin Grove Living & Rehabilitation Center. Born Dec. 11, 1926 in Thompson, Iowa, the daughter of Hemme and Frances (Alberts) Troff.

Married to James A. Beck Sept. 9, 1950 in West Concord, Minn.; he died in 2005. Arlene farmed with her husband in Armstrong, Iowa. Following his death in 2005, she moved to Bancroft, Iowa and then to Illinois in 2012. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Armstrong, its choir and United Presbyterian Woman's chapter.

Survived by her son, Gerald (Gail) Beck of Chana; daughter-in-law, Kelley Beck of Lake City, Fla.; grandchildren: Geoffrey (Jessica) Beck, Garren Beck, Gregory Beck, Gina (Adam) Morrison, Nicholas (April) Beck and Stephanee Beck; great grandchildren: Braydon, Bryson and Zane Beck; and brother, Dennis (Carol) Troff of Cambridge, Minn.

Also predeceased by her parents; son, Duane Beck; brother, Harold Troff; and sisters: Ardis Smith, Shirley Freeburg and Dorothy Raymond.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date in Chana United Methodist Church. Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, Oregon assisted the family with arrangements.

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