Obit: Beck, Anthony Joseph "Tony" #3 (1927 - 2007)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Beck, Pace, Seeman, Pudliner, Kralcik, Kleparski, Schilling, Hutter, Kleparski, Mews, Poskie, Marolt, Hazen

----Source: Wausau Daily Herald (Wausau, Marathon County, Wis.) Friday, December 28, 2007

Beck, Anthony "Tony" Joseph (21 March 1927 - 26 Dec. 2007)

Anthony 'Tony' Beck

Anthony "Tony" Beck, 80, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007, at Colonial Center in Colby, Wisconsin.

Funeral services for Tony will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Colby, Wisconsin. Services will be officiated by Father Woodrow Pace. Burial will be in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Scott Seeman, Jay Pudliner, Ted Kralcik, Mike Kleparski, Dean Schilling and Scott Schilling.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. today, Dec. 28, 2007, with a combined parish and Knights of Columbus Rosary service at 7 p.m. at Maurina Funeral Home in Abbotsford, Wisconsin. There will also be a visitation an hour before the service Saturday at St. Mary Catholic Church.

Anthony Joseph Beck was born March 21, 1927, in Dorchester, the son of Albert and Caroline (Hutter) Beck. He was a graduate of Dorchester High School. On May 30, 1950, Tony and the former Alice Marie Kleparski were united in marriage. She died Feb. 28, 2006. They farmed in the town of Hull, was formerly employed with the Abbotsford Lamont Service Station, was in sales for the Catholic Family Life Insurance, was a Colby Rural Mail Carrier, and was a member of the Dorchester branch CFLI. Tony served as the Treasurer of the town of Hull, an active member of St. Mary Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was an avid fisherman and snowmobiler and enjoyed motorcycle touring with Alice and friends, and sharing good times playing his concertina in Tony's Rhythm Band.

Tony will be dearly missed by his children, Daniel (Lynn) Beck of Phillips, Richard (Fran) Beck of Westminster, Colo., and Susan (Lance) Mews of Marshfield; three brothers, Albert Beck of Waukesha, James (Bernice) Beck of Stevens Point and Myron (Betty) Beck of Stetsonville; two sisters, Beulah Poskie of Rhinelander and Betty Marolt of Aspen, Colo.; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren. Tony is preceded in death by his wife, Alice; and one sister, Carolyn Hazen.



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