Virgil L. Beckerman, 101, passed away on Monday, July 5, 2021. He was born in Mt. Carmel, Illinois to Anthony and Augusta Beckerman on April 3, 1920.
He graduated from Mt. Carmel High School in 1937. During World War II he served in India in the 436th Bomber Squadron of the U.S. Army Air Force as an instrument specialist on B-24 bombers. For thirty-eight years he was employed by A & P Stores as a meat cutter. After retiring, he worked for Pioneer Seed Company for another twenty years. He spent the last nine years of his life as a resident of RiverOaks Health Campus.
Virgil was a member of the Tower Heights Church of God where he served as treasurer for twenty years, a member of the board of trustees, a member of the ushering staff and drove the Sunday School bus.
Preceding him in death were his parents; wife, Wilma Austin Beckerman, whom he married on December 25, 1949; three sisters, Alkalethia, Betty and Roseanne; and three brothers, Bob, Raymond and Bill.
He is survived by one son, Ken Beckerman (Sharon) of Hazleton; two daughters, Kay Stephens (James) of Princeton and Karen Farlow (James) of Auburn; two granddaughters, Erin Farlow (Ethan) and Jill Vance (Bryan); one step grandson, Scott Bosma (Claire); one step granddaughter, Shannon Casey (Bill); and five great grandsons.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 10, 2021 at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton with Rev. Jim Walters and Pastor Jack Gatson officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Hill Cemetery in Princeton. Military honors will be provided by the Retired Military Veterans. Visiting hours will be from 11 a.m. until the hour of service on Saturday at the funeral home.
The family would like to thank RiverOaks and Southern Care Hospice for their thorough and compassionate care.
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