- 91 years old
- Date of birth: Aug 6, 1923
- Date of passing: Oct 27, 2014
|Let the memory of Paul be with us forever|
Paul Willard Beckenhauer was born August 6, 1923 in West Point to Charles and Camilla (Bank) Beckenhauer, and was baptized and confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church. Paul graduated from West Point High School in 1941, and received his law degree from Creighton University in 1950. During World War II he served as a radio operator in the United States Army from March of 1943 to January of 1946, and was stationed in India and China. On November 4, 1943, Paul married Ruth Lambrecht at Trinity Lutheran Church in Fremont. The couple lived in West Point, where Paul practiced law with the Beckenhauer and Beckenhauer law firm, did abstract work, prepared taxes, and sold insurance, retiring in 2010 and moving to Fort Calhoun in February 2014. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and a past member of American Legion and VFW. Survivors include his wife Ruth of Fort Calhoun; sons Mark (Mary) and Michael of Omaha; daughters Marilyn Denton of Fremont and Christine (Roger) Nielson of Jefferson, IA; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brother-in-law Ben (Gretchen) Lambrecht; sister-in-law Laverna Lambrecht of Lincoln; nieces and nephews. Paul was preceded in death by his parents; son Paul, Jr.; grandson Matthew Nielson; brothers Robert, George, Charles, William, and Kenneth; and sisters Ethel Doner, Virginia Guretzky, and Camilla Beckenhauer.
"Rest in peace, Paul. Even though we knew for only a relatively short time we grew to love and respect you. I hope you are enjoying the company of Paul Jr. and Matthew. May we all be reunited one day forever in the embrace of The Lord. Tom & Pat Thiem"
"Dear Mr. Beck...the final race is over the last bet placed...and now as you are joined with Paul in heaven may you two enjoy the comfort of sharin times together.,,,comparing tax returns and playing cards....No more pain or suffering and leaving memories behind for other to share until all are joined together again...A special place is my heart remains..RIP dear man.,,"
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