Gerald Louis Beck

May 2, 1935July 25, 2018

Gerald Louis Beck (Jerry), age 83, of Lansing passed away on July 25, 2018 surrounded by his family. He's now looking down over his family from Heaven. Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Norma Jean; loving children, Judy (John) Maidlow, John (Kelly) Beck, Mary Beck, Sharon (Nick) Delaney, Ed (Peg Asher) Beck; 7 loving grandchildren; 2 loving great grandchildren; brother, Jerome (Kay) Beck; sister, Joan (Tom) O'Halloran; half-sisters, Alice Szarafinski, Mary Ann (Gary) Smalley; sisters-in-law, Donna Bellinger, Shirley (Roger) Rice, Donna Jean Earl; brothers-in-law, Richard (Janet) Earl, Larry (Debra) Earl, Bruce Long. Jerry retired from Spartan Motors of Charlotte. He was a life-time member of the K of C Council 10907 and an usher at his church for 40 years. A visitation for Gerald will be held Sunday, July 29, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, DeWitt Chapel, with a rosary at 7 pm. A funeral service will take place Monday, July 30, 2018 at 10:00 am at St. Mary Cathedral, 219 Seymour Ave, Lansing, MI.


  • Mike Beck
  • Robert Maidlow
  • Alex Hockemeyer
  • Zachary Cruz
  • Michael Earl
  • Mark Earl


  • Visitation Sunday, July 29, 2018
  • Rosary Sunday, July 29, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 30, 2018

Gerald Louis Beck

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Judy Maidlow

August 1, 2018

My dad grew up Mt Pleasant, Mi. living at Grandpa's & Grandma's home
in the city or in their cottage on Coldwater Lake. That's where he met and married my Mom. Dad was employed by Schlumberger in Mt Pleasant, Mi , when they moved to Lansing, our family moved with them. When they moved to Texas, dad started working here in Lansing at Diamond Reo Motors. Reo went bankrupt and Dad then went to work at Lansing Heat Treat for a couple of years. A few gentlemen from Reo started Spartan Motors in Charlotte, Michigan and Dad joined them. Driving to and from Charlotte to work from Lansing. I can remember as a child the countless trips back and forth to Mt Pleasant to Mom and Dads families for visits after we had moved to Lansing. So much love with the Earl's, Beck's, Bellinger's & Malley's through good times and bad times!
My Dad was a leader of the St Therese Boy Scouts for many years with Joe Gross. They took the scouts on many camping excursions! He also cooked for many pancake breakfasts at St Therese Church which he loved! Dad was a great social man and loved to laugh. Mom & Dad had a station wagon and a fold down camper and as young kids, we traveled around Michigan's upper and lower campgrounds on vacation. Later in life Mom and Dad bought a Mobile home and placed it in Mt Pleasant, Mi near family. Where they started the tradition of family and extend family camping and joining for campfires. I remember on several occasions Dad pulling out his home made popcorn maker and making popcorn over the campfire for everyone joining the campfire. Back in Dads hayday he would deer hunt with my Uncle Larry Earl, his best friend and whoever was available during hunting season. Dad loved family gatherings. His family, and the Lord and Blessed Mother meant everything to him. He was never without his rosary. His presence will be forever missed, but never forgotten!

Jeff Smith

July 29, 2018

Worked with Jerry at Spartan. Lots of fun with JB over the years.Have missed him since he retired. Rest in peace my friend and God Bless you and comfort your family.

Colleen Bywater

July 27, 2018

Jean Beck and Family
Our caring prayers with love.
Treasured Memories of Jerry his faith example devotion to family and his kindness to everyone
Colleen and Lisa Bywater