Douglas Allen Beck, 61 of Russell, Kansas, passed away on Monday, August 9th, 2021 at the Russell Regional Hospital.
Doug was born October 20, 1959 in Hays Kansas. He was one of four children born to Wesley Eugene and Katherine (Dinkel) Beck. He was raised in Russell and graduated from Russell High School in 1977.
Doug was known by many in and around Russell as a talented artisan who’s craftmanship was on display in King of the Road RV and Camper interiors built in Russell in the early 1980’s. He later spent his time in the Kansas oil patches as general roustabout. His latest employment was performing general maintenance and custodial duties for the USD 407. When not working, Doug enjoyed spending time with his friends and family, showing and sharing his love of Bar-B-Que and attending the NHRA drag races in Topeka, of which he didn’t miss a race since the raceway opened in 1989. Friends and family knew him as a genuine friend, loving brother, uncle and great uncle with a generous heart and contagious laughter that will be missed by many.
Doug is survived by his sisters, Paula Shoemaker (Calvin) of Bellingham Washington; Dianne Crawford of Victoria, Kansas; brother, Gerry Beck (Melanie) of Olathe, Kansas; nieces, Julie (Brad) Clark of Snohomish, Washington; MaKayla (Kelby) Parton of Victoria, Kansas; Madison Beck of Olathe, Kansas; nephew, Noah Beck of Olathe, Kansas; great nephew Terran Clark of Snohomish, Washington; and great niece, Emma Parton of Victoria Kansas. He is preceded in death by his parents, Katherine and Eugene. Visitation will be held from 9 A.M. to 8 P.M. on Friday, October 08, 2021, at the Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary in Russell, Kansas with family to greet guests from 6 P.M. to 7 P.M. A private burial of ashes will be on Saturday, October 09, 2021 in Victoria, Kansas. Condolences may be sent to Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell, Kansas, who is in charge of the memorial arrangements.