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Elena "Charlene" Beckman

November 27, 1936 — August 11, 2018

Funeral Services for Charlene Beckman, age 81, of Elgin, NE, will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 14, 2018, at St. Boniface Church in Elgin, NE with Father Kevin Vogel, Officiating.   Burial will be at St. Bonaventure Cemetery at Raeville, NE.  Visitation will be 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Monday, August 13, 2018  at St. Boniface Church in Elgin, NE with Rosary at 7:00.  Charlene passed away Saturday, August 11, 2018 Neligh Care and Rehabilitation Center in Neligh.  Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Elgin, NE  is handling arrangements.  Condolences may be directed to family at

Elena “Charlene” Beckman was born on November 27, 1936 to Amanda (Westover) and Norbert Burkhart at Cherry Tree, PA.  She grew up in Pennsylvania until the age 12 and then in Iowa until 1954 when she graduated High School at Villisca, IA.  Charlene than moved to Omaha, NE.  On November 26, 1955, she was united in marriage to Walter Beckman at St. John’s Catholic Church in Omaha.   They moved to Elgin after 1957 when Walt took over the farm his father farmed.  She was a 4-H leader for  27 years, member of VA Aux, Christian Mothers, Altar society and Extension Club.  She enjoyed family, cake decorating, cooking, baking, canning.

Survived by Nancy Mattea of Kansas City MO., Sharon Nelson of Pierce NE, Dan (Becky) Beckman of Laurel, NE, Sue (Brad) Larson of Savannah MO, Charles (Tracie ) Beckman of Clearwater, NE, Michael Beckman of Williston ND and Dennis (Kasandra) Beckman of Neligh, NE.  17 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.

Preceded in death by her spouse Walter , daughter Jeannette, and siblings Hadyden Westorer, Lillian Burkurt, and Wanda Phillips.
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Monday, August 13, 2018

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

St. Boniface Catholic Church

301 S 2nd St, Elgin, NE 68636

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St. Bonaventure Catholic Cemetery

, NE 68652

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