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Dalphene Beckmann

Monday, May 21, 2012

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Dalphene Beckmann, 87, Plankinton, S.D., died Monday, May 14, 2012, at Avera Weskota Memorial Hospital in Wessington Springs, S.D.

Funeral services were Thursday, May 17 at Saint John's Catholic Church in Plankinton. Burial was in Saint John's Crystal Lake Cemetery, rural White Lake. Arrangements were under the direction of the Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell.

Dalphene Marie Beckmann was born Dec. 17, 1924 to S. William and Mary (Rebensdorf) Fredericksen on Robey Street in White Lake. When she was a baby the family moved to Geneseo, Ill. At age 5, she returned to White Lake where she attended twelve years of school graduating in the class of 1942. Shortly after graduation, she began working at Hanten's Store and later Farmers and Merchants State Bank. On Feb. 10, 1945, Dalphene married William Beckmann. They made their home south of White Lake for 39 years. To this union, two children were born; Bob in 1950 and Beverly in 1955. After her husband's death, Dalphene moved to Plankinton in April of 1984 and has lived there since.

Dalphene's artistic ability and penmanship were well known in the community. She took great pride in her needlework; giving the items as gifts. Dalphene was a friend to everyone. All she came in contact with will remember her giving spirit and caring heart.

Left to cherish her memory are her son Bob and wife, Sharon; granddaughters Tracy, Holli and Heather from Eugene, Ore.; her daughter, Beverly and her husband Tim Mach and their sons and wives, Bill and Kara of Dubuque, and John and Alicia and great-granddaughter, Harper Ann from Orlando, Fla.; sister Betty Newell, in-laws Bob and Irene Beckmann, Mary Beckmann and Lucille Toop and a host of nieces and nephews, neighbors and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill, her brother Melvin and wife Zola, brother Earl and wife Milly, brother Eugene and wife Lula and brother-in-law, Roger Newell, niece April Fredericksen and brother-in-law, Vernon Beckmann.