Ollie Beckman Obituary, Lifelong Batavia resident and mechanic passed away peacefully

Ollie Beckman Obituary, Death – Oliver “Ollie” Beckman, 89, a well-known mechanic who had spent his whole life in Batavia, died away at his holiday home in Yuma, Arizona, in a calm and dignified manner. Ollie Elmer Beckman was born on January 25, 1934, in Aurora, Illinois, the son of Charles Elmer and Margaret Ann (Mahara) Beckman.

In addition to Dorothy Staples, a friend from Batavia, Illinois, his sisters Johanna “Joy” Tracy of Burlington, Iowa, and Alice (Larry) Locke of Sheldon, Iowa, as well as his children Nanette (Michael) Lamberton of Aurora, Illinois, Lisa (Thomas) Rowley, David (Donna) Beckman of Batavia, and Bonnie (Richard) Paugh of West Virginia, survive him.

Both of his marriages, along with his parents, two wives, Vidonna “Vicki” and Barbara, two brothers, James and Charles Jr., two sisters, Mildred Carter and Gene Aldrich, and his parents all passed away before him. All of his siblings died before him. He proudly recalled his time in the American Army, which he served from October 1956 to October 1958. After marrying Barbara in 1960, he was heartbroken to learn of her death in 1966.

He cared for all the kids with the assistance of his friends, neighbors, and relatives. In 1984, he and Vicki launched Ollie’s Garage, which is still in business today. Dave, Ollie’s son, and Tyler, his grandson, are carrying on their parents’ tradition. He carried an Old Milwaukee can and a pooper scooper while he walked his dog, “Little Guy,” around the city for many kilometers each day.

He moved quite slowly when walking. You know how many of you called him “the old man with the weird hat,” don’t you? Visitation will take place at the Moss Family Funeral Home on Saturday, February 4, 2023, from three to seven. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, February 5th, at 11:30 AM. The event will be hosted by Pastor Mark. A memorial ceremony in his honor will be conducted from 12:30 to 4:30 in the afternoon at the Moose Lodge in Batavia. The West Batavia Cemetery will serve as the location of the covert burial.