Jerome D. Beckham,
56, of Valparaiso, passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2016, at home with his
loyal dog “Otto” by his side.
He was born March
30, 1960, in Gary, Indiana, to Joseph and Deloris (Haigh) Beckham.
He graduated from
Portage High School in 1978. Jerry began his career as a roofer before
transitioning to become a master baler with Able/Republic Disposal’s
cardboard recycling program for many years. Time spent fishing and gardening
were always treasured by Jerry, but following the Cubs bordered on the
religious, especially during the winning seasons.
On November 27,
1982, he married Marilyn E. Crouch who survives along with his mother,
Deloris Beckham, sisters: Vickie Burke, Kathryn (Terry) Benson, Michelle
(Paul) Beausoliel, Theresa King, brothers: Joseph (Pam) Beckham, John (Sue)
Beckham, James (Cindy) Beckham, Jay (Meloney) Beckham, brother-in-law,
Eugene (Beth) Crouch, II, aunt Patricia Perkins, many loving nieces and
nephews and all of the Daugherty family. He was preceded in death by his
daughter, Michelle Beckham in 1989, his father, Joseph Beckham, father and
mother-in-law, Eugene and Doris “Tona” Crouch, brothers, Jeffery and David
Beckham and brothers-in-law Bob Burke, and Michael King.
inspirational presence will be dearly missed by all.
at Angelcrest Crematory a private family ceremony will be held.
In lieu of flowers
memorial donations may be made to The Title Fund Account for Marilyn Beckham
at Horizon Bank.