George J. Beckby
October 27, 1929 ~ March 14th, 2020 (age 90)
George J. Beckby of Hastings, 90, passed away Saturday, March 14th, 2020, at Josie Harper Hospice House in Omaha, NE.
Due to the COVID-10 restrictions, A celebration of life will be held later. A private burial is planned. There will be no viewing or visitation. Murray Wilson Funeral Directing is in charge of the arrangements.
George was born October 27th, 1929, in Omaha, NE to Soren J. & Rosa K. Beckby. And lived in Carter Lake, IA in his earlier years. He attended Omaha North High School in Omaha, NE. George served in the US Marine Corp and the US the Army from 1946 to 1961. George later joined the National Guard in Hastings, NE and served a total of 22 years. Retiring as a sergeant first class. He married Dawn Delight Siemens on June 9th, 1962. He is survived by his son George (Jay) J. Beckby.
George entered the work force and began delivering milk at age 12. George began trucking at an early age which he is retiring from the trucking industry in 2005. After a few years of enjoying retirement. He spent his final years working with his son at Beckby Motors. During George’s years in Hastings through trucking and Beckby Motors George touched the lives of many people. His legacy can be summed as being a good husband and father.
My dad always lived his life with his head held high. Living by ethical and moral standards in everything he did.
Whether it was how he looked or his personal grooming or his actions were always done to the highest standards.
Terms like “squared away” or “good to go” could be used as his motto on how he lived his life.
His unforgettable smile or his unique laughter will remain with people that knew him.
George will be remembered in his life as well as his death by those traits.
George was preceded in death by his parents, Soren J. & Rosa K. Beckby. His wife Dawn, his daughter Roberta “Dutch”.
George (Jay) J. Beckby – Hastings, NE
Carlie Dawn Beckby – Hastings, NE
Soren Bayne Jorgensen Beckby – Hastings, NE
Robyn Anderson – Omaha, NE
Dawn Kanne – Omaha, NE
Michelle Quinlan – Fort Calhoun, NE
Jon Klabunde – Omaha, NE
In lieu of flowers, A memorial can be sent to Murray Wilson Funeral Directing or the family, it will be giving to the Vet’s home in honor of George.