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Everett Beck

May 7, 1925 — March 20, 2021

Everett Beck, a kind and gentle man, passed away on March 20, 2021. He was born in Illinois on May 7, 1925. Everett quietly lived his 95 years always keeping the good of the community in mind. He served in the US Army Air Force during WW II out of Foggia in Italy as a gunner on a B-17. He reenlisted in the Air Force during the Korean War and was discharged in 1952. Everett married his wife Myra Brown on August 25, 1950. They traveled together as he served in the armed forces in the early years of their marriage. After leaving the armed forces they moved to Endicott, New York, where he began working for IBM. He transferred to IBM in Rochester and bought a house in Byron where they raised their 3 children. When he moved his family to Byron, Minnesota in 1958, he served his community through the Byron United Methodist church, on the Town Council, and as a founder of the Flower and Garden Club. Everett and his wife, Myra, planted thousands of flowers over the 50 years they lived in Byron. He volunteered many hours at Oxbow Park, a place he loved. He also volunteered for the local Red Cross, served as a Boy Scout master, and was active in the Grange. He and his wife Myra were honored with the "Byron Good Neighbor Award" in 1999. In retirement, Everett and Myra traversed the United States and Canada. They also traveled to Ireland, the Caribbean Islands, the British Isles, Amazon Rainforest, Panama Canal, Holy Land, and Egypt. Everett is preceded in death by his beloved wife Myra. He is survived by his children, Barbara (Steve) Zanter, Daniel (Lorraine) Beck, and Philip (Cindy) Beck; grandchildren Jennifer (Eric) Williamson, Sarah Beck, Casandra (John) Obarski, David Beck, Kelsey Beck, Marissa Beck, Jaci Beck; and great-grandchildren Noah & Piper Williamson; Tegan, Beckett, Nash, and Hayes Obarski; and Lania Peeples. Visitation will be held 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Thursday, April 15, 2021 at Byron United Methodist Church, 507 1st Avenue NW, Byron, MN. Private family services will be held Friday, April 16, 2021 at Byron United Methodist Church. Interment will be in Byron Cemetery with full military honors. Memorials are preferred to Byron United Methodist Church. Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Beck family; to leave a special memory or condolence please visit
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Thursday, April 15, 2021

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Byron United Methodist Church

1st Ave NW, Byron, MN 55920

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