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Racine obit

Marilyn Beck, 82, died peacefully on Sunday, August 30. She was born in Elm Grove, Wisconsin on September 13, 1937.

Marilyn Beck was an associate professor of dental hygiene at Marquette University and an honorary member of MU’s chapter of Omicron Kappa Upsilon a National Dental Honor Society. Since 1985 Marilyn Beck has been the coordinator for MU’s Baccalaureate Degree Completion Program and the Dental Hygiene Continuing Education Program. Marilyn taught at Marquette since 1964 and retired in 2004.

Marilyn married Richard Beck in 1970 and they lived in the Racine area attending St Andrew’s Church which is now United Lutheran. Marilyn was blessed in her life and had so many wonderful relationships with the students, educators, and faculty at Marquette University plus the many friends at United Lutheran Church and loving family and friends that gave her great joy and lasting memories.

She will be dearly missed by her loving husband Richard Beck; stepson James (Kerri) Maryan-Green and grandchildren, Ashley and Lauren; her stepdaughter, Garette (Rick) Coleman; loving sister, Kaaren Hajohn plus nieces Teri (Seth) Eisenhower, Kami (Ken)Woodhall, Stephanie Brady; brother-in-law and sister in law, Jerry (Becci) Beck and nephews Jared Beck and Jordan (Shelby) Beck and cherished nieces and nephews; love to Karen Joyner and of course Marilyn’s dog, Snickers.

A private funeral will be held Thursday, September 3 with limited attendance due to restrictions. Viewing 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. with funeral service at 11 a.m. with Pastor John Bischoff officiating. The closing and blessing will be held at funeral home.

The funeral service will be live streamed so please join us remotely in celebrating Marilyn’s life at Maresh-Meredith and Acklam Funeral Home website and select the Marilyn Beck page, select services and select live stream to view.

Memorials in memory of Marilyn Beck to United Lutheran Church or to Countryside Humane Society, Racine Wisconsin can be given in lieu of flowers.


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