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Myra H. Beck
May 30, 1932 - December 8, 2013

Myra H. Beck

Myra H. Beck
May 30, 1932 - Dec 8, 2013

Myra H. Beck
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In Loving Memory
Sun Prairie- Myra H. Beck, age 81, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Sunday, December 8, 2013. Myra was born May 30, 1932 in the Town of Herman. She was the daughter to Hugo and Hertha ( Kolell) Berndt.

Myra was united in marriage to Wilbert Beck on May 19, 1951 in Hartford. She graduated from Hartford Union High School in 1950. While raising her children, Myra started a lifelong career in banking. After retiring she continued to work part time at WAMIC. Myra especially loved to travel with family and friends and also enjoyed spending several months in Arizona with her daughter Cindy and her family.

Myra is survived by her children Gary ( Nancy) Beck, Cheryl ( Jim) Jaworski and Cindy ( Joe) Dhuey; grandchildren Matt ( Cynthia) Oren, Mandy ( Nick) Passint , Jeremy, Kevin and David Beck and Jamie and Jordyn Dhuey; great-grandchildren Kayden, Nolan and Madison Passint and Evelyn Oren; brother Fred( Nancy) Berndt. Myra was preceded in death by her husband Wilbert.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 11:30am at Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 232 Windsor St., Sun Prairie with Reverend Gregory C. A. Lyon officiating. Burial will be held at Sun Prairie Memory Gardens. Visitation will be held Wednesday, December 11, 2013 from 4pm until 6pm at Cress Funeral Home, 1310 Emerald Terrace, Sun Prairie and Thursday from 10:30am until time of service at the church.

Memorial contributions can be made to Peace Evangelical Lutheran. The family would like to thank The Lighthouse Assisted Living in Sun Prairie for their wonderful care and extraordinary compassion.

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sheila (berghammer) albin on Mar 26, 2014

Candlemyra was the best mom in the neighborhood i grew up in! sorry to hear of her passing. my sympathies go out to gary, cheryl and cindy.

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sheila albin on Mar 25, 2014

to: gary, cheryl and cindy
i am writing this tribute on behalf of my mother,lidia p. berghammer who would want all to know what a wonderful friend and neghbor myra was to her over the years. myra was the greatest mom in the neighborhood to me!

Amy Thompson on Jan 7, 2014

Myra's smiling face will be missed ! Her positive spirit was so warm and contagious. She truly made you feel special. We shared a hug good bye the last time we seen each other. Until we meet again........

Charlotte & Howie Prince on Dec 11, 2013

Thirty -five years ago when we lived on Barbara St. in Sun Prairie, Myra and Wilbert were part of the neighborhood group who all got together for the "garage" parties. We had so many good times there, and Myra was always so much fun, and as other people have mentioned, she had that "twinkle" in her eyes. Our sincere sympathies to her family at this sad time, as we know she will be missed.

Mark Crawford on Dec 11, 2013

When I think back to growing up on Laura Street I always think of Myra Beck. She had so much love in her heart that it touched everyone. I will always remember her kind words and the smiles that she gave so willingly to all. Gary, Cheryl and Cindy, I will hold the many memories of your mother close to my heart. Peace and love to you.

Deb Gleason on Dec 11, 2013

I am so glad we got to spend some time this summer playing cards at the cabin with Myra. We all laughed so hard that I thought we were all going to wet our pants. It was one of those nights that a person never wanted to end. I will never forget all the fun times we have had over the years. Myra had such a great personality and she was so fun to be around. I enjoyed teasing her! Now her and Willy are playing cards again together in heaven. She will be missed by everyone.

Beverly (Schulz) Vander Velden on Dec 11, 2013

Myra and Wilbert were my favorites!! Myra would like me sit on her lap when they played cards. She would let me throw the card out on the table. And of course you had to slam your fist on the table when doing it! It was always a contest between Wilbert, Sam Ernise and me. Myra would just keep talking in her sweet way and hug me. I'll miss her beautiful smile and sparkling eyes! Peace.

Mary Crawford Ferber on Dec 10, 2013

Cheryl, Cindy & Gary,
I am saddened to hear of the loss of your Mother. I have only the fondest memories of your Mother and Father. Your Mother was always kind, loving and full of laughter. My heart warms when I think of her. God Bless you and your families.

Tom & Janet Crawford on Dec 10, 2013

I was so sadden when I heard the news. Never in my life have I met anyone like Myra Beck, she was one of a kind. That smile, her infectious laugh and love of life brings back such great memories of growing up on Laura St. I feel blessed to have known such a great lady. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Beck family.

Blatters on Dec 10, 2013

Heaven has gained a wonderful person! We have lost a great neighbor, awesome friend and a loving Grandma-like figure to our children! The Blatter Family will miss our gatherings, long talks and laughs!

Bob and Muggsy Crawford on Dec 10, 2013

The world is a lot poorer without Myra Beck, who always was friendly and upbeat, even in adversity. She was the highlight of the Laura St. neighborhood and we'll always cherish the memories of the good times we had with her and Wilbert.

Kathy Wawrzynowicz on Dec 10, 2013

I don't even know what to say. What a special lady, Myra was one of kind and Henry and I loved her so much. Henry always had that special twinkle in his eye when he got to spend time with her. The times we spent at the cabin were the best times ever and they will forever be cherished. So many memories to hang on to. My deepest sympathy goes out to the entire Beck family and know that you are in my heart and my prayers. I love you guys.

Kris Nelson on Dec 10, 2013

Cheryl, Cindy & Gary,
Sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. Our deepest sympathy goes out to you & your families during this difficult time.
Kris, Ron, Tyler & Jake

Colette Cleary on Dec 9, 2013

Always the sweetest. Will always remember her smile, the twinkle in her eyes and her zest for life. Love your great niece and her family.

Bill, Colette & Matt Cleary



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