Mitch Beck

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Mitch Beck, 46, of rural Rockville passed away Tuesday morning, Nov. 3, 2015.

Mitch worked for many years in the construction field. As a carpenter, which was part of the very fabric of his being, he spent the past 18 years in Meridian-Kessler neighborhood most recently with Bly Bennett Co. as superintendent of construction and restoration projects.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Indiana Landmarks and NRA. He enjoyed farming with his grandpa, hunting out West and target shooting.

He was a 10-year 4-H member, and founding member and instructor of the Putnam County 4-H shooting sports program.

He liked music, to build and read, but mostly he loved to spend time with his daughter.

Born June 16, 1969 in Greencastle, he was the son of Gerald Beck and Lana App Beck.

He was a 1987 graduate of North Putnam High School.

He married the former Cathy Cramer on June 15, 2007.

Survivors include his wife, Catherine Beck of Rockville; daughter Iris Beck, at home; his father, Gerald Beck; brother Eddie (Susan) Beck of Ladoga; sister Beth (Mark) Pinney of Greencastle; four nieces, Ashlee (Cole Schroer) Pinney, Carly Beck, Maggie Pinney, Joslyn Beck; and one nephew, Ben Beck.

He was preceded in death by his mother and an infant child.

Visitation will be 2-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11 with services starting at 7 p.m. in the 4-H Community Building at the Putnam County Fairgrounds, Greencastle.

Private graveside services will be conducted Thursday morning at Bainbridge Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mitchell Wade Beck Memorial Fund through PNC Bank at any PNC location. The fund will be used for funeral costs and to set up a benefit for his daughter.

Arrangements were entrusted to Burkhart Funeral Home, Crawfordsville.