|Marilyn (Lynn) Beckmann
March 14, 1941 – October 31, 2017
|Marilyn (Lynn) Beckmann, 76, Cedar Rapids, died peacefully Tuesday, October 31, 2017, at the home of her daughter with family by her side. A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on, Saturday, November 4, 2017, at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories. A visitation was held two hours prior to the service, beginning at 9 a.m., at the chapel. A private family inurnment was held at the Ames College Cemetery.
Lynn is survived by her five children, Jeff Beckmann of Marion; Christy (Phil) Rezin of Cedar Rapids; Mike (Luanne) Beckmann of Cedar Rapids; Kathy (Macrae) Glass of Kingman, Arizona; and Susie (Mike) Loney of Cedar Rapids; ten grandchildren; Cara, Cassie, Robby, Walker, Riley, Jessie, Jake, Aree, Sammie and Ryan; a brother, Jack Meek Sr., of Pinellas Park, Florida; and two nieces, Kim Cassiere and Karen Shephard, both of Maryland.
She was preceded in death by her father, Covell Meek; mother Ruth (Watson) Meek; former husband, Robert Beckmann; and a nephew, Jack Meek, Jr.
Lynn was born March 14, 1941 in Dubuque. She graduated from Dubuque Senior and had fond memories of working at The Grove Drive-In during her teens. She married Robert Beckmann in Dubuque, and they settled in Anamosa where they raised their five children.
Lynn was a wonderful mother who always made sure her kids were loved and supported in whatever they were doing. After the kids were older, she volunteered for the Anamosa Ambulance as an EMT and got her real estate license and sold homes for a couple of years. She then moved onto interior design and worked at Sears in the custom window and carpeting department. While at Sears, she went back to school and later became a respiratory therapist working at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics.
Upon retirement, she enjoyed spending time with all of her grandchildren, friends and her kids. She volunteered many hours with Hospice of Mercy. She loved all animals, especially her cats. She enjoyed gardening, going for walks and bike riding with her good friend and companion, Loren Netz.
Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
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