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Beck, Irene E.
Irene E. Beck, 78, of Galesburg, died at 7:35 a.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2012 in Heartland Health Care Center.

She was born May 4, 1934 in Mercer County, Ill. the daughter of Leonard and Dorothy Olson.

She is survived by two sons, Rev. Micheal Beck of Galesburg and David (and Kelly) Beck of Great Bend, Kan.; five grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; a brother, Dick (and Linda) Olson of Minnesota; and a sister, Roxie Axcell of Galesburg. She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Connie Beck; a grandson, Ben Beck; and a brother, Roger Olson.

Irene worked as a waitress for many years while living in Illinois, Iowa, and Florida. She graduated from Alexis High School. She was a member of Covenant Church.

Visitation will be 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, June 1, 2012 in Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. with Christine Bailey officiating. Cremation will be accorded following the funeral and her remains will be buried with her daughter in Wataga Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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