Max Riley Beck, 87, of Chelsea, passed away Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids. Funeral Services will be held Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home in Tama. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Toledo. Visitation will be held Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Doris, of Chelsea; four sons, Richard Beck, of Topeka, Kan., Thomas (Colleen) Beck, of Bettendorf, Merlyn Beck, of Ames, and Bruce (Yadira) Beck, of Chelsea; two daughters, Marcia (Todd) Pedersen, of Marion, and Tamara (Darren) Bennett, of Grayson, Ga.; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Ila Jean Bratton, of Toledo, Lavonne Cherveny, of Toledo, and Sherry Lathorp, of Illinois; one brother, Timothy Beck, of Toledo; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial fund has been established.