Harold Franklin “Bud” Beck, Jr., 74, of Russell, Kansas, passed away Friday, November 25, 2022 at the Lawrence Medical Health Center in Lawrence, Kansas.
Bud was born August 14, 1948 in Plainville, Kansas. He was the son of Harold F. Sr., and Reva (Rigby) Beck. He grew up in Natoma, Kansas and graduated from Natoma High School in the Class of 67.
Bud served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War.
Bud was united in marriage to Peggy Ann Quinley on July 25, 1975 in Great Bend, Kansas. This union was blessed with three sons, Nicholas, Christopher and Philip. They made their home in Great Bend until 1992 when they moved to Russell. Peggy preceded him in death on April 20, 2012.
Bud was a Serviceman for the Kansas Gas Service for many years. Earlier in life he was a plumber with Pease Plumbing. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Russell American Legion Post #99 and the Russell Elk’s Lodge. Sports was a big part of Bud’s life. When his kids were younger he would umpire baseball and softball games. He enjoyed watching sports especially Kansas State University, Kansas City Royals and the Kansas City Chiefs.
Bud’s surviving family include two sons, Nicholas Beck (Tracey) of Lawrence, Kansas and Philip Beck of Lawrence, Kansas; sisters, Beverly Hachmeister of Natoma, Kansas and Anita Griffin (Gail) of Alton, Kansas; four grandchildren, Sullivan Beck, Quynton Yonker, Jessica Beck and Emily Crawford; brother-in-law, Lawrence Becker of Plainville, Kansas.
Bud was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Peggy; son, Christopher Beck; and sister, Deanna Becker.
Celebration of Bud’s Life will be held at 11:30 AM, Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at the St. John Lutheran Church. Burial will follow at the Russell City Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, with the family present to greet friends from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the mortuary. A Memorial has been established with the Russell Recreation Center. Contributions and condolences may be sent to Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, who is in charge of these arrangements.