Calvin Wesley BeckCalvin Wesley Beck 81, of Cloquet went to be his Lord and Savior on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013
Calvin Wesley Beck
Calvin Wesley Beck, 81, of Cloquet went to be his Lord and Savior on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. He was born Feb. 28, 1932, in Carlton to Chester and Florence Beck. He was a 1950 graduate of Carlton High School. Calvin married Constance Hennum on April 18, 1953.
Following graduation, Calvin worked on the Northern Pacific Railroad until his employment at Northwest Paper. Calvin served in the U.S. Army from 1954 – 1956. After his military service, he returned to Northwest Paper where he worked for 40 years until his retirement from Potlatch in 1993.
He was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church of Cloquet, an active participant in “Us Too” cancer survivors’ support group, and the Potlatch Quarter Century Club. Calvin loved the outdoors. He was a fan and supporter of local sporting events and especially enjoyed watching his grandchildren’s activities.
He was preceded in death by his parents and five brothers, Vernon, Fred, Kenneth, Stuart and Earl.
Calvin is survived by his wife of 60 years, Connie of Cloquet; children, Steven (Bonnie) Beck, Sharon (Kirk) Wimmer and Carol (Joseph) Colt; brothers, Charles (Marlene), Clayton Beck and Julius (Janet) Beck; sisters, Myrtle Whelan and Julianna (Warren) Gardner; six grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; and his faithful companion, Zoey.
Visitation: 12 noon
until the 1 p.m. funeral service, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, in Atkins-Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th Street, Cloquet. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Cloquet. A time of lunch and fellowship will follow in the Fireside Room of the funeral home. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society. To leave an online tribute, see www.atkinsnorthlandfuneralhome.com
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