Douglas J. Beck, age 72, of rural Stryker, died early Saturday morning, Aug. 19, 2017, in Fairlawn Haven Nursing Center, Archbold, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Aug. 18, 1945, in Bryan, to the late Stanley W. and Lucille R. (Johnson) Beck.
He married Betty Lou Aeschliman on Sept. 18, 1971, at Pine Grove Mennonite Church, Stryker, and she survives.
Doug worked at Johnson’s Plumbing and Heating, was a farmer, and retired from Northwest State Community College in 2010, where he was director of plant operations.
Doug was a graduate of Stryker High School, a US Army veteran of the Vietnam War serving in Korea as a Military Police officer.
He was a member of the Stryker American Legion Post, a member of First Lutheran Church, Stryker, he served on the board of directors of the Stryker Farmers Exchange, and played on the Frank’s Sawmill softball team.
He enjoyed being outdoors, impeccable lawn care, NASCAR, and he will be remembered by his children and grandchildren as a man who could fix almost anything.
Doug is survived by his wife, Betty Lou Beck, of Stryker; his daughters; Stephanie (Todd) Schmucker of Archbold and Melanie (Todd) Wyse of Wauseon; grandchildren, Tate and Malachi Wyse and Natalie Schmucker; one brother, Daniel (Dorothy) Beck, Stryker; nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service of rememberance and celebration of Doug’s life will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in First Lutheran Church, Stryker. Reverend Tamara Wood will officiate.
Graveside service and interment will precede the memorial service in Lockport Cemetery, rural Stryker. Military funeral honors will be accorded by Stryker American Legion Honor Guard.
A funeral luncheon will follow the memorial services in the church.
Friends may call for time of visitation with the family from 2 p.m.-8 p.m., Friday, in Fairlawn Haven Chapel, Lutz Road, Archbold.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Lutheran Church, Stryker, or the charity of family preference.
Online condolences may be made at www.grisierfh.com.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Grisier Funeral Home, Stryker.