1915-2012

George Clyde Beck, 97, of Carroll and formerly of Lake City, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at Regency Park in Carroll.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19,  at Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll with Father Timothy Jonnson of Holy Spirit Catholic Church officiating.  Visitation will be held at the funeral home for one hour prior to the service.  

Burial will be in Lake City Cemetery at a later date. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.dahnandwoodhouse.com

Born Aug. 23, 1915, at Council Bluffs, Iowa, he was a son of Henry F. and Letta G.  (Bishop) Beck.    

He married Fern Riser on Oct. 14, 1937, at Kingsley, Iowa.  They had two children: Gordon Francis and Mary Linda.  George was a farmer and worked part time for Electrolux Corp.  

When they moved to Lake City, he farmed for a few years, and then went to U.S. Gypsum in Fort Dodge while still working part time for Electrolux.  After 15 years at U.S. Gypsum, he went full time at Electrolux.  His wife Fern passed away on Sept. 9, 1970, and he later married Mary Haage Gommels of Manson on March 25, 1972.  

George continued his work with Electrolux and retired in 1983, and the couple spent the winters in Weslaco, Texas.  In 2007 they moved permanently to Weslaco, and in August 2011 George and Mary moved to Carroll. Mary died Nov. 20, 2011, and George moved to Regency Park nursing home at that time.  

George loved to fish and hunt, he liked all kinds of sports especially his Iowa Hawkeyes.  George and Mary loved to travel and visited all 50 states. George enjoyed spending time with his family, teaching his grandchildren to fish, and visiting with his many friends.  George loved telling stories of his life and was a blessing to his family.

George is survived by a daughter Mary Linda Bellcock of California; four stepchildren: Mary Ellen Gumm and her husband Steven of Colorado, James Gommels of Texas,  Eldon Gommels of Missouri, and Tresa Feldmann and her husband Tony of Carroll; 15 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.