Marvin August Otto Beckmann, 98, of Bremen, KS, passed away August 2, 2021, at the Hanover Hospital in Hanover, KS. Visitation was Wednesday, August 4, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Hanover Mortuary. A funeral service was held at 10:00 a.m., August 5 at Immanuel (Hermansberg) Lutheran Church, near Bremen. Kathy Pralle played the organ while the congregation sang "I'm But a Stranger Here", "Lord, Thee I Love with All My Heart" and "Amazing Grace". The pallbearers were Scott Helms, Kevin Helms, John Beckmann, Matthew Beckmann, Colton Beckmann and Jamison Beckmann. Burial was in the church cemetery. Marvin was born February 20, 1923, to Johann and Wilhelmina “Minnie” (Munstermann) Beckmann. On February 25, 1923, he was baptized and was later confirmed March 21, 1937. On October 17, 1954, Marvin was united in marriage to Lucinda Stohs at Immanuel (Hermansberg) Lutheran Church. Marvin enjoyed farming the land and took great pride in owning the family homestead. He felt it was important for the younger generation to know their family history, so he often reminisced on the “good ol’ days.” As a lifelong member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, he served as a church trustee and on the cemetery committee. He served on the Farmers Coop Board and Washington County Soil Conservation Board. Marvin was also a member of the Hollenberg Pony Express Historical Society. Marvin valued the little things in life such as pausing on the high points of the homestead to take in the view of the sunset reflecting off the steeple of his church, listening to polka music and enjoying the sound of laughter, when all his family was together. Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Lucinda; brother, Alvin Beckmann; sister, Leona Frese; and great granddaughter, Emberlin Turner. Survivors include his five children, Darwyn (Donna) Beckmann, Bremen, Darold (Marla) Beckmann, Bremen, Annette (Mark) Carson, Clay Center, Warren Beckmann, Carollton, TX and Marlene (Tod) Land, Shawnee; brother-in-law, Ivan Stohs, Beatrice, NE; sister-in-law, Gladys Ehm, Phillipsburg; 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and was called “Grandpa” by many more. A memorial fund is established and will be designated later. Contributions may be sent in care of Hanover Mortuary.
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