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William “Bill” F. Beck

Posted By Scott Hanes On November 27, 2017 @ 5:12 pm In Obituaries | 25 Comments

William “Bill” F. Beck, 84, of Port Clinton, OH passed away unexpectedly on Friday, November 24, 2017 at Magruder Hospital in Port Clinton. He was born on April 2, 1933 in Fremont, OH to Virgil and Helen (Hetrick) Beck. Bill was a 1951 graduate of Fremont Ross High School and then went on to receive his Bachelor’s degree at Ohio State University.

Bill married Meridith Claus on April 14, 1984 in Toledo, OH and she survives. He was owner and operator along with his brother, Larry Beck of Beck Suppliers in Fremont, OH from 1964 until he retired. Bill was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Ohio State Alumni and CIC. He was a past board member of Ohio Petroleum Marketers Association and the Port Clinton Yacht Club. Bill was an avid tennis player and an Ohio State fan. He was well known for his kindness and generosity.

Bill is survived by his wife of thirty-three years, Meridith Beck, Port Clinton, OH; sons, Doug (Michele) Beck, Fremont, OH, Brian (Robin) Beck, Port Clinton, OH, Dean Beck, Fremont, OH; brother, Larry (Linda) Beck, Fremont, OH; grandchildren Olivia (Ryan) Lashaway, Madeline Beck, Chloe Beck, Maxwell Beck, Chelsea (Louiz) Carvalho, Racheal (Randy) Miller and two great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, December 1, 2017, 11:00 a.m., at Grace Lutheran Church, with one hour of visitation at the church prior to the service, 705 W. State St, Fremont, OH. Pastor Jody Rice will officiate.

A burial will be private for the family.

Memorials can be made in honor of Bill to Grace Lutheran Church.

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#1 Condolence By Jeff Byard On November 27, 2017 @ 6:32 pm

Doug, Brian, Dean, and Beck Family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Bill was always fun to work with, travel with, and have a talk with. Everyone at Sunoco that knew him will miss him. He was always positive, creative and energetic and has left his mark on his business, community and family.

Our sincerest condolences,
Jeff and Sue Byard

#2 Condolence By Brian and Denise Burns On November 28, 2017 @ 2:22 am

Thoughts and prayers to the Beck Family. Sorry for your loss. He was a great community supporter and a wonderful Fremont business owner. Thinking of you all during this sad time. May God grant you peace and comfort during this time.

#3 Condolence By Bill Barkalow On November 28, 2017 @ 1:27 pm

To the Beck Family.
I wanted to express my sincere condolences to the entire family in the passing of Bill. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of grief.
Bill Barkalow

#4 Condolence By Kathy Jo On November 28, 2017 @ 1:53 pm

So sorry to hear the news this morning of Bill’s passing. We have had many conversations, while waiting for our physical therapy sessions at the hospital; I had a lot more complaints than he did though. He did very well at pretending to listen! God bless both of you.

#5 Condolence By Dave Hushour On November 28, 2017 @ 3:45 pm

To the Beck Family,
You have my deepest sympathy. I always enjoyed talking with Bill and him sharing the stories over his career in the oil business. He always seemed happy with a smile on his face. I’ll keep your family in my prayers.

#6 Condolence By Imad Shtayyeh On November 28, 2017 @ 5:26 pm

Want to send our condolences to the whole Beck family for the passing of Bill. I personally enjoyed his insight , knowledge and courage in business.
Our thoughts are with you
Imad & Rula Shtayyeh

#7 Condolence By Shirley Hasselbach On November 28, 2017 @ 7:29 pm


You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

#8 Condolence By Margo Capucini On November 29, 2017 @ 3:05 am

Meredith, Doug and Michele, Olivia, Maddie, Chloe, Max…… so sorry for your loss. Bill was a sweet man. Very kind and generous. I know he will be deeply missed. Prayers for you all. Margo Capucini

#9 Condolence By Debbie Koroknay On November 29, 2017 @ 11:00 am

Olivia and family,

Our deepest sympathy to you and yours. Never met grandpa but it sure seems like he was quite the guy! Cherish all those good memories. We are thinking of you all. Hugs.

Debbie and Tom Koroknay

#10 Condolence By Bob Thompson On November 29, 2017 @ 1:28 pm

Doug, Dean, and your entire family … I’m so saddened by your Dad’s passing! He was a gentleman and always friendly, helpful when I was entering the industry!! Forever greatful …

God Bless,

#11 Condolence By Carol Heuckroth On November 29, 2017 @ 3:54 pm

Brian and the entire family. So very sorry to hear about your father’s passing.
Carl and I have you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Carl has many fond memories of your dad on the tennis courts over the many years.

We are all thinking of you and all those that knew and loved your dad.


Carl and Carol Heuckroth,
And the entire Baywinds family

#12 Condolence By Chad lemmon On November 29, 2017 @ 6:46 pm

From my family to yours, I would like to extend our deepest condolences. Doug, Dean, and Brian and your family’s are in our prayers.

#13 Condolence By Rose & Don Ardner On November 29, 2017 @ 7:20 pm

Brian & Robin, Our thoughts & prayers are with you both and your family during this time. Sending hugs. God Bless Don & Rosie Ardner

#14 Condolence By Jim & Karen Walker & family On November 30, 2017 @ 3:16 am

Beck family.
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

#15 Condolence By Pat Embers On November 30, 2017 @ 3:59 pm

Ken, Sheila and I are thinking of you and send you our love on your loss of Bill at this time. He was so kind and generous in person and to those he helped in many ways. He will be missed by us. Condolences to your family on the loss of their father, father-in-law, grandfather and loved one.
Pat Embers

#16 Condolence By Laura Bowers On November 30, 2017 @ 6:51 pm

My thoughts & prayers are with your family.
Losing a loved one is never easy.

#17 Condolence By Melissa Duffie On December 1, 2017 @ 1:01 am

Dear Meredith and Beck family,

Wishing you the strength for today and comfort in the days ahead knowing how much Bill meant to so many.

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this very difficult time! Bill was a great husband, dad and friend . . . he will be truly missed.

Love you, Melissa Duffie

#18 Condolence By Melissa Duffie On December 1, 2017 @ 1:10 am

Hello Meredith and Beck Family,
Wishing you strength for today and comfort in the days ahead knowing how much Bill meant to so many.

My thought and prayers are with the entire family. Bill was such a sweet man with a huge heart . . . he will truly be missed. Love you, Melissa Duffie

#19 Condolence By Tanya On December 1, 2017 @ 12:09 pm

Dear family and friends, please accept my deepest condolences. May God’s promises found at Acts 24:15 and Psalms 37:29 bring you comfort during this difficult time.

#20 Condolence By Tonia Fisher On December 1, 2017 @ 2:10 pm

Dear Doug, Brian, Dean, and the Beck Family,

We are so sorry for your loss. Bill was always a good friend to our family and we will truly miss his smile and sense of humor. May you find comfort in the tough days ahead knowing that his legacy will live on.

God bless you and your family
-The Patneau Family

#21 Condolence By Peg Hirt On December 1, 2017 @ 3:14 pm

Thought and prayers go out to you and your family at this difficult time.

#22 Condolence By Bob and Beth Turner On December 1, 2017 @ 5:54 pm

To the Beck Family from Bob and Beth Turner… We wish to send our deepest sympathy’s to one and all of the Beck Clan. It has been a pleasure from the time of Dean and Doug Beck being in Scout Troupe 307 and meeting all of the Beck Family. The support by Bill and all the rest of the Beck’s for our Scout Troupe as well as through the many years of the Haunted Hydro proves the great community spirit shown by all the Beck Families involved. Bill will be missed by one and all but his legacy through his family, children and business associates will live on forever.

#23 Condolence By James C. Zwerman Sr. On December 1, 2017 @ 10:22 pm

If you need someone to talk to , Brain , or help with anything ,let me know, It’s hard losing a DAD ! Prays be with you. JIM Z

#24 Condolence By Gail Cordner On December 3, 2017 @ 7:37 pm

Meredith….I am so very sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. You’re in my thoughts & prayers.

#25 Condolence By SUSI GABEL On December 7, 2017 @ 3:10 am

Dean , I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. He was always friendly and polite when I waited on him st the PCYC.

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