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Bruce W. Beck, age 74, of Gowen, passed away at home on Saturday, January 4, 2020.  The son of Elmer A. & Elma L. (Copeland) Beck, he was born on July 6, 1945 in Greenville.  Bruce retired from Electrolux Home Products after 42 years of service, enjoyed farming, gardening, fishing, hunting and trapping.  He loved tinkering around outdoors and raising his many birds, including chickens and peacocks.

He was preceded in death by his parents;  a daughter, Pamela Sue Beck;  and a brother, Edward Beck.

Surviving are his partner, Suzanne Beck;  their four children, Lorrie & Donnie Jackson, Mitchell & Kelly Beck, Lonnie Beck, and Bobbi & Anthony Straub, along with Sierra Beck-Smith and Pete Borstler;  his grandchildren, Tania Grants, Erin Grants, Brandon Beck, Amanda Beck, Brooke Beck, Lucas Beck, Tiffany Beck, Jesse Graves, Vanessa Graves, Amber Jackson, Ashely Jackson, and Amber Shinew;  his great-grandchildren, Heaven Clark, Trenton Mudget, Lorena Day, Kyra Rios, Kendra Paul, Chase Beck, Jordin Beck, Zoey Beck, Skylynn Beck, Lacoda Beck, Taylee Beck, Logan Bradbury, Jayden Durga, Daryl Durga, Ziek Rauch, Zaiydence Rauch, Ziggie Rauch, and Zada Pontz;  a sister, Sandy & Richard Carions;  and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A celebration of Bruce's life is being planned for a later date.  To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Bruce's online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen's Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville, (616) 754-5638.



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  1. Bobbi Straub on January 5, 2020 at 12:00 am

    I love you so much Dad, you are the best dad anyone could ask for. You have always been there to lend a helping hand, a listening ear and guiding words, that I will never forget.-á I love you so very much dad thank you for being there for me when I-á always needed you. Your loving daughter Bobbi-á

  2. Kay Young on January 5, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Sandy and Family

    So sorry to here off BruceGÇÖs passing we grew up together on Johnson rd were your mom and dad lived.
    HadnGÇÖt seen him in years RIP you deserve it

  3. Kimmie Cavanaugh Allen on January 7, 2020 at 12:00 am

  4. Edith Kosten on January 8, 2020 at 12:00 am

  5. Lorrie on January 10, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Dad I miss you so much. You were always my hero. I say that because you a saved me many times. I will miss your silly smile and that laugh. Love you Dad RIP.-áG¥ñn+Å

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