Charles "Bill" William Beck

December 30, 1942April 3, 2012

Charles “Bill” William Beck, 69, of Bloomington, IN passed away surrounded by his family on Tuesday, April 3, 2012. He was born December 30, 1942 in Marion, IN and was raised in Hartford City, IN. He was the son of the late Dr. Charles William Beck and Dorothy Beck. Bill worked at RCA – Thompson for 33 years, retiring as a superintendent. He was a member of the Indiana National Guard for 14 years. He enjoyed model trains, IU Basketball, and spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren. He will be deeply missed. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Kay Beck; his three daughters, Shelly (Tim) Gillespie, Stephanie (Jim) McDonald, and Jennifer Jones; his two sons, Matthew (Lucy) Klabon and Chad (Dawn) Klabon; a sister, Carol (Armand) Billieux; seven grandchildren, Carson, Parker, and Jadyn Gillespie, Miley McDonald, Gregory (Hanna) Clark, Jonathan (April) Clark, and Bill (Anna) Clark; eight great-grandchildren; and many other beloved family members. Funeral services to celebrate his life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at Day Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, April 9, 2012 and on Tuesday from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at Day Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to Bloomington Hospital Home Health and Hospice, P.O. Box 1149, Bloomington, IN 47402. Online condolences may be made to the family at


  • Celebration of Life Service Tuesday, April 10, 2012
  • Visitation Monday, April 9, 2012
  • Second Visitation Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Charles "Bill" William Beck

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bill headley

April 10, 2012

Sincere condolences to Kay and family during this time of loss...

Bill & Judy Headley

Jeannette Silvers

April 9, 2012

Kay and Family,

So sorry to hear of Bill's passing. He was a dear friend of ours and he will be missed. I had thought about his a lot over the past year. You and your family are in our prayers.

Kay - when things are settled please give me a call or email me. 812-797-5994

Jeannette and Billy Silvers

Joe Myers

April 7, 2012

Bill was a fine man and the world will be a little less bright without him. I don't ever remember Bill being really harsh even one time in all the years I worked with him at RCA, and there were plenty of opportunities.

April 6, 2012

Just learned of the passing of your loved one.I worked for/with Bill at RCA.He was an enjoyable supervisior.I have encountered him out several times since retirement at the local restaurants&enjoyed seeing him.The family will be in my thoughts&prayers.God Bless each of you.Sincerely,Pat Sharr(Bloomfield,In)

Paul & Pat Himelick

April 5, 2012

Dear Kay and family, We're thinking of you and remembering all the fun times we've had in Florida. May the memories of Bill live in your hearts forever.

Jo. Bowman

April 5, 2012

Thinking of you.

April 5, 2012

"So sorry to hear of Bill's passing. I am so happy we got to see him and Kay at our 50th class reunion. I will be praying for peace and to know he is in a better place. May God bless each of you!

Terry & Barb (Goodspeed) Shields (Hartford City, IN)

Kay Crum

April 5, 2012

"My God bless You and be with you through all the days to come. Bill will be missed and thought of with only good memories." (class mate)


Robyn Clamme

April 5, 2012

My condolences to Bill's family. I am a high school classmate. I will be praying for peace and comfort for all of the family.

Lorie Richardson

April 5, 2012

Thinking of you and praying for you. So sorry for your loss. Love to you all.