The Van Wert County Courthouse

Monday, Jan. 24, 2022

Carl R. Beck

Carl R. “CB” Beck, 87, of Van Wert, passed away Wednesday, August 11, 2021, at Van Wert Manor after experiencing a severe stroke.

He was born December 19, 1933, in Van Wert, the son of George G. and Retta Florence (Bechtol) Beck, who both preceded him in death. On November 14, 1954, he married the former H. Pauline “Polly” Kever, who passed away February 15, 2017. Together, they shared over 62 years of marriage.

Carl R. Beck

In December of 1954, Carl was drafted into the United States Army, where he served as a mortarman in the 86th Infantry Regiment, 10th Infantry Division. After basic training, he was stationed in Stuttgart, Germany, for his time of duty and served as a staff sergeant. His wife, Pauline, joined him and they lived in Germany for the remainder of his service. Carl was honorably discharged in November 1956 and received the Good Conduct Medal.

Carl retired in 1994 as a stock handler at General Dynamics in Lima. He had also previously worked at the Chrysler Amplex plant in Van Wert.

Carl was a 1952 graduate of Van Wert High School. He was a member of American Legion Post 178, Elks Lodge 1197, Moose Lodge 1320, all in Van Wert, and Delphos Eagles, and was a past president of the Van Wert Men’s Bowling Association. Carl was also a member of the Van Wert Men’s Bowling Association Hall of Fame, the Delphos Bowling Association Hall of Fame, and is listed in the American Bowling Congress National Hall of Fame in St. Louis, Missouri. He had a passion for the sport of bowling, which began as a young man setting pins for the Van Wert bowling lanes. Carl was a talented and gifted bowler and achieved numerous accomplishments and awards, especially bowling at least three perfect 300 games and one 800 series. His love of sports continued through the long-time support of the Van Wert Cougars Booster Club, and he was known as an avid fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes, Cincinnati Reds, and Dallas Cowboys.

Surviving are three children, Lisa (William) Poe, Doug (Franki Eggleston) Beck, and Lori (Mark) Fast, all of Van Wert; three grandchildren, Emily (Blake) Muhlenkamp, and Bethany and Rebekah Fast; two great-grandchildren, Aiden and Bryce Muhlenkamp; and sisters, Grace Stump of Hilton Head, Suoth Carolina, and Janet Looker of Pickerington.

Carl was also preceded in death by a grandson, Ethan Fast; three brothers; and six sisters.

Carl will always be remembered as a devoted, fun-loving father and grandfather, whose laugh was contagious. His grandchildren brought him great joy and happiness.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 16, at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory in, Van Wert, with John Rager officiating. Burial will follow in IOOF Cemetery in Convoy.

Visitation will be from 2-7 p.m. Sunday, August 15, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers and gifts, the Beck family requests memorial contributions in Carl`s memory be directed to Disabled American Veterans Chapter 54.

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POSTED: 08/13/21 at 8:54 am. FILED UNDER: Obituaries