David "Dave" LeRoy Beck, 86, of Marshall, Michigan passed away on June 29, 2021 at Rose Arbor Hospice Residence in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
He was born on September 16,1934 in Marshall, Michigan to Leo Roy and Berniece (Bristol) Beck.
Dave entered into the United States Navy on May 18,1953 in Chicago, Illinois and was honorably discharged on May16, 1957 in Long Beach, California. He attained the rank of DC 2 and was awarded the National Defense Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.
He met June at Midway Roller Rink, knowing she was the one, they married on June 14, 1958. He started working at Kroger Grocery Store in Marshall, went to Indiana for a short while came back to Marshall and worked as a meat cutter at Felpausch Grocery Stores for over 25 years. Dave worked at Stanley Meat Packing part time and he also processed deer. He loved to go ice fishing and fishing in general. He enjoyed hunting and spending summers camping at Lake Gogebic in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Dave was a sports fan, especially the Detroit pro teams.
David is survived by his wife; June Ann Beck; his daughter's; Carmen LaGuardia of Michigan and Sherry (Craig) Evans of Michigan, his 4 grandchildren; Randall Bridge Jr., Andrea Bridge, Abigail Seifert and Michael Evans, his great granddaughter; Jordyn Bridge, his grand dog Scout and great grand dog Alice. He was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter Kimberly Beck.
Visitation will be held on Monday, July 5,2021 from 5:00 - 8:00 PM at Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services 723 US Hwy 27 N Marshall, Michigan 49068. Memorial services for Dave will take place at 5:00 PM, Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at the funeral home. Burial will take place at a later date at Ft. Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, Michigan.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to the American Cancer Society or Rose Arbor Hospice Residence.
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