Obituary of Maurice "Mo" Beckman
Maurice “Mo” H. Beckman, age 83 of Salem, passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2023 at Twin Willows Nursing Center in Salem.
Mo was born on January 2, 1940 in Mt. Vernon, the son of Ervie and Vona (Rhynes) Beckman. He married Janet E. (Condo) Beckman on May 14, 1961 in Washington, IL and she survives in Salem.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, Janel Moore and husband Mike of Ashmore and Dawn Collier and husband Kevin of Iuka; six grandchildren, Kyle Collier and wife Jessie, Kaleb Collier and wife Kayla, Sarah Potter and husband John, Jonah Moore, Shekinah Moore, and Karah Moore; three great-grandchildren, Kenzie Collier, Kade Collier and James Potter; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Louise Vaughn, Betty Vaughn, William “Bill” Beckman, Stanley “Stan” Beckman, Doris Kay Ford, and Beverly Jo Rauthenberg.
Mo owned and operated Beckman Service Center where he worked as a mechanic and tow truck driver. He served in the United States Air Force and was an avid Nascar fan.
There will be a time to visit with the family from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Monday, January 23, 2023 at Crouse Funeral Home in Salem. Memorial contributions can be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and will be received at the funeral home. Online condolences can be made at www.CrouseFH.com.