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William Wendell Beckley

March 5, 1921 October 25, 2019
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Obituary for William Wendell Beckley

William Wendell Beckley, age 98 of Tipton, passed away on Friday October 25, 2019 at the Simpson Memorial Home in West Liberty. A memorial service will be held on Saturday November 2, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Tipton with Pastor Beth Wartick officiating. There will be a reception after the service at the church for a time of sharing. Wendell’s wishes were to be cremated and buried at sea.

Wendell was born March 5, 1921 to Leonard and Bertha Ann Brakefield Beckley in Roscommen, Michigan. He was married to Evelyn Jean Doan in 1945 in Salisbury, Maryland. She passed away in July 1970. He then married Joanne Burdell Plate in 1971 in Lowden. She passed away on April 24, 2018.

Survivors include a son Daniel (Heather) Plate of Tipton; daughter Debbie Jean (Charles) Lane of Waterloo; daughter-in-law Priscilla Plate of Tipton; sister Virginia Fuller of Green Castle, IN; 10 grandchildren and many great and great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wives Evelyn and Joanne; daughter Rebecca Berry; son William; 2 great-great grandsons; 3 brothers and 2 sisters.

Wendell was a retired Naval officer serving from December 1939 until July 1963 and served his country in WWII and the Korean War. His memberships include the Scottish Rite of Free Masonry in Clinton, the Retired Officers Association, the Fleet Reserve Association in Cedar Rapids, and the Trinity Lutheran Church in Tipton. Wendell was a pilot and loved to fly along with a love of cars (especially Fords), and also had a love for guns.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Tipton Senior Center or the Simpson Memorial Home.

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2:00 PM 11/2/2019 2:00:00 PM
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church

120 West 7th SAtreet
Tipton, IA 52772

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
120 West 7th SAtreet Tipton 52772 IA
United States

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