James “Jim” Beck, age 79 of Wauseon passed away Thursday April 20, 2017 at the University of Toledo Medical Center following a lengthy illness. Prior to his retirement, he had worked for the City of Wauseon for many years. In retirement, he had volunteered with the Fulton County Senior Center, Sauder Village, and the Fulton County Historical Society.
Mr. Beck was born on August 9, 1937 in Toledo, the son of the late Ed and the late Nina (Krieger) Beck. On September 18, 1960 he married the former Anne Hyatt and she survives. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Wauseon, the Wauseon F&AM #349, and the Wauseon American Legion Post. He was also a member of the Northwest Ohio Blacksmith Club. He was an amateur radio operator KC8DPM and a member of the Fulton County Amateur Radio Club. He held an Associate Degree in Manufacturing Technology from the University of Toledo and holds a Class III Waste Water Treatment license and a Class I Water Treatment license from the State of Ohio.
Surviving besides his wife Anne is a daughter; Cindy (Tom) Savage of Wauseon, son; Chris (James) Beck of Wauseon, grandchildren; Nick (Jackie) Savage and Catie (Jordon) Lemley.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00am Monday April 24, 2017 at the Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon with Pastor Roger Marlow officiating. Interment will follow in the Wauseon Union Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family on Sunday from 2:00-6:00pm where there will be a Masonic service at 6:00pm. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to either the Trinity Lutheran Church, Wauseon F&AM Lodge #349 or the Fulton County Historical Society. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.GrisierFH.com. The Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon has been entrusted with arrangements.