Beck Josephine, age 78, of St. Anthony and formerly of Northeast Mpls., MN, died peacefully Wednesday, February 20, 2002 after a very long and courageous battle with cancer. Retired employee of Despatch Industries. Jo was bright, witty, kind, thoughtful, and loving, had a great sense of humor and a positive outlook on life. She had many interests; was a fan of the arts; enjoyed reading, especially poetry; and was a great lover of classical music and opera. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Survived by husband, Alan D. Beck; children, Sonia Fortier, Karin (Bill) VanDyke, and Alan (Karen Ann) Beck Jr.; grandchildren, Allison Beck, and Alex and Stephanie VanDyke; sister, Helen (George) Smrstik; and other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 1, 2002 at 11:00 AM at Crystal Lake Funeral Home, corner of Penn and Dowling Aves. N., Mpls. Visitation one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be given to the donor's choice. Private interment. Crystal Lake Funeral Hm. 612-521-3677

Published on February 22, 2002

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