William “Bill” Ervin Beck, Jr.


William “Bill” Ervin Beck, Jr., 77, from Superior, WI, died on Saturday, January 29th, 2022 at Viewcrest Nursing Home in Duluth, MN, after a battle with Alzheimer’s.

He was born on November 28th, 1944, to William E Beck, Sr. and Betty Juanita Beck in Seymour, IN.

He served in the Air Force from March of 1962 until March of 1966.

On August 7, 1965, Bill married Judith Diane (Bouchard) and together they raised two children William and Tricia. After Judith’s passing in 2005, he met Mary Bragg and they had spent the past 16 plus years together.

He was a truck driver at Upper Lakes Foods for 40 years and retired in 2008.

He was an avid bowler and golfer. He loved talking on his ham radio to friends. After his retirement, he enjoyed traveling in his RV. He had a wonderfully loud laugh and a hug too tight to breathe.

Bill is survived by his son Bill (Belinda) Beck, granddaughter Addison, daughter Tricia Beck, sisters Peggy (John) Polly, Sandra Ward, and brothers Steve Beck, Dennis Beck. Also survived by Mary Bragg, her adult children, their spouses, as well as their seven children who called him Grandpa.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Judy, brother Marty, and sister Elaine.

Memorial service will be at a later date….

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