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Alberta Juanita Beck

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

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Funeral services for Alberta Juanita Beck, 86, of Okoboji, formerly of Royal, took place Monday, March 31, 2008, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Thomas Van Tassell officiated the service.

Interment took place at North Lawn Memorial Park in Spencer.

Alberta passed away Thursday, March 27, 2008, at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer.

Alberta Juanita Beck, the daughter of Albert and Ethel (Snook) Hoffert, was born April 25, 1921, in Mallard. Alberta graduated from high school in Royal. It was in Royal where Alberta met Orval.

On Feb. 16, 1941, Alberta married Orval Beck in Hawarden. Following their marriage, they farmed in the Royal area for about 20 years before moving to Sibley. While in Sibley, they started a new business called Sibley Steel Building and Supply, which Orval ran with their sons until 1983. They also owned and operated the A&W Restaurant in Sibley for several years.

They moved to West Lake Okoboji following retirement and for the rest of their lives together, they spent half of the year in Mission, Texas and half of the year in West Lake Okoboji. For the past year, Alberta has lived in Spencer.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Phyllis O'Clair; her husband; and one grandson, Tommy Beck.

Alberta is survived by her two sons: Jerry Beck and wife, Mary of Spencer, and Jim Beck and wife, Muriel of North Richland Hills, Texas; one daughter: Judy Beck of Denver Colo.; five grandchildren; and six-great grandchildren.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer was in charge of arrangements.