James R Beck
Apr. 11, 1957 - Mar. 2, 2022
Chilton, WI
Life Celebration Potluck:
Saturday, June 25, 2022
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Calumet County Park
6150 Co Rd EE
Hilbert, WI 54129
James R Beck
Chilton, WI

James R. “Jim” Beck, age 64, of Chilton, died on March 2, 2022, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton. He was born April 11, 1957, son of the late William Beck and Yvonne Fescourt. 

Jim was proud of having his CDL and loved driving his cement truck. He did amazing stone work both in landscaping and inside people’s homes. His passions were felt outdoors through camping, hunting, and fishing, especially sturgeon spearing. He had his favorite hunting trips with his daughter, April, when they would sit in his hunting blind, telling stories and laughing, and letting the deer pass because they didn’t want to do the work after they got one. Jim was a great man with a huge heart, willing to do anything for anyone that needed a hand. He was an amazing storyteller with a voice that filled the room, and certainly had a sense of humor. He liked time spent with family and dressed as Santa every year for the younger generation of his family.

Loved by many, Jim will be greatly missed by his fiancee, Carol Gauger; his daughter: April Beck; his grandson: Logan James Beck-Fagg; sisters: Jeanette (Ken) Pingel, Rose (Tony) Heimerl, and Cindy (Dennis) Voigt; nieces and nephews: Becky, Tracy, Stacy, DJ “Bear”, Angel, Josie, Heather, and Holly; a dear friend and caretaker: Deanna Amel and her daughter, Brianna Reinke; and the pug he loved: Nala. 

Jim was preceded in death by his parents: William Beck and Yvonne Fescourt; and siblings: Betty Elliott and Roger Beck. 

Following Jim’s wishes, the family will hold a Celebration of Life from 11:00 am until 8:00 pm on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at the Calumet County Park at the lodge near the ski hill. There will be a potluck meal and please bring a cooler with beverages of your choice.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in the name of James Beck. Cards and memorials can be sent to the Wieting Family Funeral Home c/o James Beck 411 W. Main St. Chilton, WI 53014 

Jim and I became close friends in Grade school.
We created a Pigeon Coop in his Dad’s garage attic and spent may days, weeks and Months learning about pigeons and even buying some from Ken Weber and his sons. Jim and I also enjoyed hunting pheasant and rabbits together. We spend many a day fishing and exploring the Manitowoc River.
We also had the privilege of have two great dads. Both named Bill and they often gave us a correction in our direction! You have gone to the Lord to soon Buddy! May good bless you and your family!

Dan Hedrich (Friend) - Mar. 6, 2022

You were a great brother . We lived together in foster homes until we came home by dad . You were always there . I could call you anytime. You were my little brother always . I love you and will miss you lots . Rose

Rose (Sister) - Mar. 5, 2022

You were the any one would want he was there when you need him i going to miss you not call me and asking me for peanut butter ball ormy peanut butter fudge.

Jeanette (Sister ) - Mar. 4, 2022

Uncle Jim I have so many great memories of you growing up. You truly were the best Santa. You always had to be heard (it’s a Beck thing lol) and what was said was always funny. I remember fishing with you on the river, many family Christmas Eve parties! Those were the days. I am so blessed to call you Uncle. Always and forever. RIP you ole sap! Till we meet again.

Angel Reif (Niece ) - Mar. 4, 2022

jim and i did lot of hunting and fishing together. he was just like a brother to me. we also drink alot of rootbeer schnapps together, my you rest in peace jim, will always be remembered

jerry hanna (friend) - Mar. 3, 2022

We had so much fun hunting and fishing together RIP Jim

Terry Hanna (Brother in Law) - Mar. 3, 2022

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