Leona Jane Beeck

Resided in Rapid River, MI
Died March 3, 2018

Leona Jane Beeck, age 90, of Rapid River, passed away Saturday afternoon, March 3, 2018, at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility, in Powers, surrounded by her loving family.

Leona was born on September 28, 1927, in Saginaw, MI, the daughter of James “Frank” and Vivian “Vina” (Morrison) Slosser. She was raised in Hale, MI and was a graduate of Hale High School. On July 28, 1950, Leona was united in marriage to Leland Walter Beeck, in Hale, and together the couple made their home and raised their family in Rapid River. Leona and Leland owned and operated “Grandma’s Place Restaurant”, on Whitefish Hill in Rapid River, for many years. Leland preceded Leona in death in 2006. Leona was a member of the Congregational Church in Rapid River and was proud to have been involved in many capacities of the church. Additionally, she enjoyed traveling, baking and especially gardening.

Survivors include:
Son: Michael (Glenda) Beeck
Daughters: Donya (Dan) Pudus
Duquate “Teddy” (Bruce) Boelter
Dresden DuRoy
Drenda Beeck
Darbie Beeck
Also surviving are Leona’s grandchildren, great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Vina, her husband Leland:
Daughter: Debbie Blahnik
Son in law: Larry Blahnik
Brothers: Jim, Bill, Roy and Jack Slosser
Sisters: Betty Hubbs and Donna Koepke

Funeral services to honor the life of Leona Jane Beeck will take place on Friday at 12:00PM, at the Congregational Church in Rapid River, with Pastor William Rafuse officiating. Luncheon will follow in the Congregational Church Fellowship Hall. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting with arrangements.

5 Tributes for “Leona Jane Beeck

    I am so sorry to hear of Leona’s passing. I learned a lot from her and her family when I worked at the restaurant. You have my deepest sympathy. Keep remembering all the good times!

    We are so sorry for the loss of Leona. We have so many memories of working with her at the Congregational Church. She was such a hard worker in the kitchen for many many many dinners put on by the Women’s Fellowship. She had a great love for that chur h and the people in it. Best memory we have is when she “crabbed” at Terry for something and he just leaned over and kissedher on the cheak. She melted, laughed and walked away. We loved her and Lee dearly. We are in Arizona nowso will not be able to attendher service but our thoughts will be with you all.

    My condolences on the loss of your mother and grandmother. Although it has been more than two decades since I last saw her, I never forgot the amazing kindness she showed me when my father and I first moved to Rapid River in the early 1980s. She helped a scared, newly-motherless child find some sense of security at a very scary time. She and Leland left a lasting positive imprint on my life.

    Dear Dresden and siblings,

    So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing, you have our deepest sympathy. Your mom and dad were quite the couple, and thinking about them together, both then and now, makes me smile!

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