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Van Russell Beck

December 13, 1946 — May 23, 2022

Paris, Missouri


Van Russell Beck, 75, of Paris, Missouri, died Monday, May 23, 2022, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

Van was born December 13, 1946, in Malvern, Arkansas, the son of Bernice Baker. He graduated from Malvern High School. Van served in the Army for three years. On October 17, 1970, he was united in marriage to Nancy Smith in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. He worked as a corrosion specialist for Center Point Energy in Hot Springs, Arkansas, for 33 years. Van was an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and bowling. More than anything, he loved spending time with his family.

Van is survived by his wife Nancy of Paris, Missouri; two sons, Jon W. Beck, Andy J. Beck and grandson Isaac Beck all of Imperial, Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his mother, step-father John Anderson and grandson Tyler Beck.

A memorial service will be held 10:30 am, Saturday, May 28, 2022, at the Forest Home Chapel in the Forest Home Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Iowa. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be directed to Washington University, Parkinson’s Research Department of Neurology, ATTN: Dr. Scott Norris, 660 S Euclid,  St. Louis, MO 63110.  Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, is caring for Van and his family.

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Saturday, May 28, 2022

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Forest Home Cemetery Chapel

S Walnut St, Mount Pleasant, IA 52641

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