Donald (Earl) Beck, 64, of Payson, died July 23, 2008 at home with his family. He was born June 3, 1944 in St. Paul, Minn., to Willis and Mary Jean Beck.
On June 12, 1965, Mr. Beck married Pat in Mounds View, Minn.
Mr. Beck worked for 25 years in Motorola's Government Division as a designer and enjoyed many years of Pop Warner football and traveled with a Civil War re-enactment group.
Mr. Beck had lived in Chandler for 28 years and retired in Payson.
He is survived by his children, Jason Beck and Katie Beck; brothers, Rodney (Linda) Beck and Tim (Jenny) Beck; sister, Linda (Chuck) Jermstad; cousin, Kenny (Amy) Olson and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m., Monday, Aug. 4 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, 9185 Lexington Ave. N., Circle Pines, Minn. 55014.