Charles E. Beck, 79, of Hatton, North Dakota died Sunday, March 22, 2009 at the Lisbon Area Health Services in Lisbon, North Dakota.
Funeral services will be 2:30 pm, Saturday, March 28, 2009 at the Goose River Lutheran Church of rural Hatton with burial in Goose River Cemetery.
Visitation will be on Friday at the Bilden Funeral Home in Hatton from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm and one hour prior to services at the church.
Charles E. Beck was born February 5, 1930 in Newberg Township, rural Hatton, North Dakota the son of Louis and Evelyn (Olson) Beck. He was raised there and attended country school. He then served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. During the war Charles was wounded in battle and upon his discharge returned to Hatton where he made his home. Over the years he worked construction for many years until his retirement. For the last four years he has resided at the North Dakota Veterans Home in Lisbon.
He was a member of Goose River Lutheran Church where he was very active over the years.
Charles had a very artistic gift and loved to draw. He also enjoyed spending time with his family.
He is survived by his brothers, Lester (Pearl) Beck of Bagley, Minnesota and Carroll (Nancy) Beck of Fisher, Minnesota; sisters, Evangeline Sodberg of Grand Forks, North Dakota, Hazel Anderson of Wheaton, Minnesota, Gloria (Sherman) Thykeson of Portland, North Dakota and Caroline (Hank) Beine of Reynolds, North Dakota; brothers-in-law, Clarence Heinrich of Fargo, North Dakota and Don Kamphaug of Hatton, North Dakota; sister-in-law, Deloris Beck of Grand Forks, North Dakota; several nieces and nephews also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Curtis, Leroy and Robert, sisters, Bernice Heinrich and Ethel Kamphaug and an infant sister.
The Bilden Funeral Home of Hatton, North Dakota is assisting the family with arrangements.