Donnie L. Beckman, 75, Holland

Donnie L. Beckman, 75, of Holland, died Wednesday, January 9, at his home. He was born in Dubois August 31, 1943, to Odillo and Edith (Dekemper) Beckman. He married Ruth Brinksneader January 25, 1964, at St. Pius Catholic Church in Troy.

Donnie worked at OFS for 43 years. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg and enjoyed motorcycle riding, fishing, and attending auctions.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Beckman; two daughters, Shelly Borden and husband Brian, Jasper, and Jackie Waters and husband Tom, Holland; five grandchildren, Logan and Tyler Borden and Justin, Brittany, and Dylan Waters; two great-grandchildren, Thea Briley Borden and Mila Jane Waters; and one sister, Jeanie Cutshall, Dubois.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother who died in infancy.

A private memorial mass was held at St. Mary’s Church. Memorial contributions can be made to the Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center in Jasper. Online condolences can be shared at

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