THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Charlene F. Beck
Issue Date: July 3, 2014
Charlene Frances Beck , 58, of Kingsford, Mi., passed away Friday, June 20 at the Freeman Nursing and Rehabilitation Community in Kingsford after a courageous four month battle with cancer.
Born July 19, 1955 in Crystal Falls, Mi., to Alton and Helen (Holtslander) Beck, she attended school in Crystal Falls and graduated from Forest Park High School in 1973. She worked at Florence Villa Nursing Home and Highland Nursing Home before moving to Goodman where she was the "Avon Lady" for several years and was also employed at the Shopko Store in Kingsford for 23 years. A member of Ladies Auxiliary, Tufts Rondon VFW #2891 of Crystal Falls for over 20 years, the Lac Courte Oreilles Indian Tribe of Hayward, she was a fan of the Green Bay Packers.
She is survived by her parents, Alton and Helen Beck, of Crystal Falls; a son, Bradley Sipple; a daughter, Trisha Sipple, both of Kingsford; a grandson; brothers, Alan (Cindy) Beck, of Republic and Keary Beck (Dana Marcell), of Crystal Falls; a sister, Holly (Mark) Novitski, of Green Bay; special friends, Lisa Blomquist, Kendra Perry, Rowan Schaal and Mike Carlson; several aunts; uncles; nieces; nephews and cousins.
In addition to her grandparents, Oscar and Tunie Beck and Hattie and Bert Holtslander, she was preceded in death by a sister and brother in-law, Sue and Don Stoor.
Visitation was held Wednesday, July 2 from 10 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. at Kingsford Funeral Home. Doris Kewley officiated with burial in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Crystal Falls. In lieu of flowers, a memorial was established in her memory. Erickson Rochon and Nash Kingsford Funeral Home of Kingsford assisted the family with arrangements.