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Alton “Al” Beckwith, age 91, of Mankato, died on Monday, May 16, 2022 at Oak Terrace Assisted Living in North Mankato.
Private family service will be held at a later date. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery in Mankato. Northview – North Mankato Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.
Alton Dean, the son of Roland and Mary (Baker) Beckwith, was born on September 6, 1930 in Olney, MD. Al served in the U.S. Air Force as a Staff Sergeant Airplane Mechanic and was honorably discharged in 1955. After the passing of his first wife, Corinne Beckwith, he met Dorothy “Dottie” (Wolfe) Seys in 1996 and were united in marriage on April 22, 1997. Al and Dottie enjoyed bird watching, traveling in their RV, quilting, and spending time with their family. Dottie and her family were blessed to have Al in their life. He was such a kind, special person who would always lend a helping hand. He was a proud veteran and had a passion for corvettes and classic cars. Above all, he was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Al would encourage people to live his by favorite motto “Go while you can go.”.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy “Dottie” Beckwith; children, Mick (Patti) Seys, Tom (significant other, Louise) Seys, Peggy Davis, Perry (Jennifer) Seys, and Michelle (Brook) Biedscheid; grandchildren, Carl (Joy) Marshall, Brad Marshall, Lindsey (Luke) Marshall Eckenrode, Steve Seys, Kristina (Jed) Warren, Mandy (fiancé, Moises) Farmer, Dottie (Donny) Cooper, Brittany Seys, and Anna Biedscheid; many great grandchildren; daughter in law, Brenda (Ralph) Marshall; and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Corinne Beckwith; son, Stephen Heiner; brother, Roland “Buster” Beckwith; and sister, Shirley Beckwith.
Al’s family would like to thank the staff at Oak Terrace Assisted Living for their care and compassion and also their friends and family who spent time with and supported Al.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be directed to Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs.
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