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Germantown, IL 62245

Ralph J. Beckmann



  Visitation:  Tuesday, November 15, 2005          4:00-9:00 PM
                    Wednesday, November 16, 2005   8:00-10:45 AM
                    Moss Funeral Home, Germantown
 Wednesday, November 16, 2005    11:00 AM
                    St. Boniface Catholic Church, Germantown



Ralph J. Beckmann, 70, of Germantown, died Saturday, November 12, 2005 at his residence. 

He was born December 12, 1934 in Germantown to Lawrence and Frances (Boeckmann) Beckmann; they preceded him in death  

Also preceded in death by a brother, Paul Beckmann; and brothers-in-law, Gene Langhauser, Vincent Huelsmann, Aloys “Butch” Maue, Eugene Maue, and Joseph Maue 

He married Jeanette Maue on May 1, 1957 at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Breese; she survives in Germantown 

Also surviving is a son Michael “Elmo” (Gayle) Beckmann of Bridgeton, MO 

Daughters Michele (Rick) Foster of Carlyle, Marlene (Cliff) Strieker of Jackson, MO, Melinda (Keith) Knobeloch of Germantown, and Melisa (Dean) Heimann of Camp Point 

Ten Grandchildren-Allison (friend Chris Kehrer) Beckmann, Aaron Beckmann, Katie Hechinger, Brett Foster, Lindsay Strieker, Mackenzie Strieker, Brandon Knobeloch, Brianne Knobeloch, Caitlin Heimann, and Taylor Heimann 

Two Great-Grandchildren-Isabella Kehrer and Cohl Kehrer 

Two brothers, Virgil (Marilyn) Beckmann and Robert (Rebecca) Beckmann both of Germantown; and a sister, Dolores (Ed) Wellen of Aviston 

Seven sisters-in-law, Henrietta “Hyne” Beckmann of Germantown, Ann Langhauser of O’Fallon, Bernice Huelsmann of Trenton, Irene Maue of Breese, Dolores Maue of Trenton,  Mary Maue of Breese, and Mary Ann Maue of Breese 

Two brothers-in-law, Harold (Vera) Maue of Damiansville and Don (Julie) Maue of Breese 

Numerous Nieces and Nephews 

Ralph retired as a carpenter for Rolfingsmeyer Remodeling in Breese and he enjoyed farming, playing cards and dancing 

He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church and St. Henry’s Men’s Sodality in Germantown, American Legion Post 325 Germantown, Bartelso Knights of Columbus Council 4745, and Clinton County Farm Bureau 

Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 at 11 AM at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Germantown with Fr. Stephen Humphrey officiating.  Interment will be in St. Boniface Cemetery 

Visitation will be Tuesday, November 15, 2005 from 4 to 9 PM and on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 from 8 to 10:45 AM at the Moss Funeral Home in Germantown  

Germantown American Legion will hold services at 7 PM Tuesday evening at the funeral home

Memorials can be made to St. Boniface Church, Clinton County Relay for Life, or VNA-TIP Hospice and will be received at the funeral home



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