February 22, 1957 - March 3, 2017


Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church in Rockville, MN for Gregory Beckrich, age 60, who died Friday at his home. Inurnment will be in the parish cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring. Parish Prayers will be at 4:00 p.m. Visitation will continue Thursday morning one hour prior to the service in the church.

Greg was born in Shakopee, MN to Gilbert and Rose (Koltes) Beckrich. He married Linda Kleve on June 11, 1977 in St. Boniface Catholic Church, Cold Spring. Greg worked as a carpenter and was employed at Wilkie Sanderson and Maselter Cabinets. He was a retired member of the Rockville Fire & Rescue Department. Greg was an avid hunter, fisherman, enjoyed raising chickens and playing the harmonica. He found joy in spending time with his family and could be seen going for evening walks with his son, passing by their neighbors who greeted them warmly. You could always count on Greg to be in a good mood and always smiling. He will be remembered for his annual family fish fry, his bass fishing tournament on Grand Lake, storytelling, and as the funniest guy we knew. Greg was a devoted husband and father who selflessly cared for them in their times of need. There was always an open invitation for a seat in his boat and fish house. Greg was truly a role model on how to live life to the fullest.

Survivors include his son, Michael; mother, Rose; siblings, Bonnie (Ken) Schweihs, Chuck (Debbie) Beckrich, Judy (Tim) Higgins, Mary (Gary) Dockendorf, Joan (Brian Layer) Beckrich, Carol (Todd) Leegard; parents-in-law, Ray & Maddie Kleve; siblings-in-law, Brenda Minge, Lou Ann (Jim) O’Connor, Randy (Cindy) Kleve, Lisa (Dave) Rarick, Peggy (Craig) Frederick, Pam (Curt) Karls; many beloved nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda; father, Gilbert; brother-in-law, Chuck Minge.

In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred.