Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home

6424 Winchester Road, Fort Wayne, IN


Jack L. Beckman

March 25, 1949March 14, 2020
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Jack L. Beckman, 70, died Saturday, March 14, 2020 after suffering a stroke on Thursday, March 5, 2020. Jack was born March 25, 1949 in Fort Wayne, IN. Jack loved his family and they were the joy of his life. Jack retired in 2015 after 36 years at Northeastern REMC in Columbia City. Jack served His Lord faithfully for 49 years at the Waynedale Baptist Church where he served as teacher, deacon, and bus pastor. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Martha; a daughter, Candy Foster; 5 grandchildren, Jacob (20), Ashlynn (18), Kolton (15), Caleb (13), and Aaron (10); Jack has 1 sister, Roberta "Bobbi" Daniels; and 2 nieces. Jack will be greatly missed by his family and his church family. A memorial service will be held at 6pm on Friday, March 20, 2020 at the Waynedale Baptist Church 633 Lower Huntington Road with visitation 2 hours prior. Memorial contributions may be made to the Waynedale Baptist Church Debt Retirement Fund.


  • Waynedale Baptist Church Debt Retirement Fund


  • Visitation Friday, March 20, 2020
  • Memorial Service Friday, March 20, 2020
  • Final Resting Saturday, March 21, 2020


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Sallie Gordon

March 24, 2020

Dearest Martha, Candy and family.

I love you!! And I am so sorry for missing the services (I was ill), but so thankful I was able to see you, dear Martha, with Jack and Candy altogether one last time on this side of Heaven...there will be a never-ending time for us all to visit on the other side!

I have so many memories of us all together at Waynedale...too many to share here... Memories of choir practices, plays, painting backdrops, running out of paint, Jack making a run for more—sewing costumes, watching our kids grow, working together in vacation bible schools, cooking meals for Wednesday night visitation, the sleep-overs in the basement for the youth group. You Jack, and Martha made such great youth leaders, such impression makers for Waynedale's kids...remember when Eric and Jeff Hanks slipped out of the church, Martha? LOL

Jack, you were either in, or played a part, in everyone of these events--cheering us on, singing your heart out, and most importantly-- making us laugh! You will be missed by so many, Jack...

You, Martha and of course our wonderful pastor Brother Kemp worked so well as a team; and buddy that team will forever be in my heart and the hearts of my children.

And Jack, one last thing: You were such an anchor for us all: for your family, your pastor, his church, your co-workers, your friends—we found strength & Godly-wisdom in knowing you. Thank you!!

Keep the light on my dear friend, and brother in Christ for we will all be coming home!!!

My deepest Sympathy, and may our Heavenly Father fill your hearts with the joy and laughter found in the loving memories you have shared.


Ray McElroy

March 22, 2020

I thought a lot of Jack and considered him a great friend. I will miss our talks when you all visited North Carolina. We had a lot in common. We both worked in substations for our respective power companies and had a lot of stories to share and most important we both love the Lord. So sorry for your loss

Jeffrey Crawford

March 22, 2020

Martha and family, Jack was a great man not only to to you his family, but to everyone he ever met. He will be missed but not forgotten. He is with the Lord. Praise the Lord.

Fred & Diana Cornett

March 21, 2020

Martha, Candy and family....we were saddened to hear of Jack’s passing. We have been praying for your family and will continue since these next weeks and months will be difficult. May our Lord comfort your hearts.

Lynn Sauders

March 20, 2020

What a great (too many words to describe) friend and co-worker. You will be missed by many.

Frances Hughes

March 20, 2020

Dear Martha and Candy, and family,

How difficult this all must be on you. I am so sorry for your loss of Jack in your daily lives. Thankfully, I know you have not lost him in your hearts. Just take one step at a time, and one day at a time. With the help of the Good Lord, each day will get more doable. Jack Beckman is a faithful servant of God and others, and we, the church and his family and friends, will surely miss him! I sure enjoyed his visits and singing, and admired how devoted he was to the church and the bus ministry, and bringing kids to Christ. You are all in my heart and prayers.
In Christian love,
Frances D. Hughes

Gary Rhodes

March 20, 2020

I first met Jack in about 1982 when we worked on the installation of Northeastern's new SCADA system. I'm sorry that I can't get to Jack's calling as I have a story I'd like to relate in person. It makes me laugh to this day (if you know the participants). Jack's boss, Phil, had sent us out to a sub to change some of the wiring to a remote terminal unit. Jack asked me if we should power it down first. I replied "No, It's an easy procedure. What could go wrong?" Well, there was a brief flash. Immediately, Phil was calling Jack on the radio to find out why the remote crashed. Without a moment of hesitation, Jack pushed the mic in my face saying "YOU talk to him !
We probably only saw each other a couple of times a year but over those years I certainly came to consider Jack a great business friend and just a great person. I will miss him !

Mary Fultz

March 20, 2020

Jack was so kind to visit me in the hospital, and nursing home recently. We laughed and talked about our family and friends and his love for them was evident. He was great company, I will miss him, along with all of his Waynedale Baptist Family.

Don Faulkner

March 20, 2020

I had the pleasure of working with Jack occasionally for over 30 years as an inspector for Northeastern REMC. He was always a bright spot in my day, and was more than happy to share his knowledge. Even after he retired, he was a valuable source of information, and I called on him a couple of times when I wanted the best possible information available. He always had a smile on his face, and will be be greatly missed.

.Darrell Pointer

March 19, 2020

Jack was a true friend to so many! He wasn't about self he was about showing the love of Jesus! He loved people! He loved his wife, daughter and grands! He loved WBC! He gave his life for the cause of Christ! I grieve for his family but I rejoice through tears for him! We will miss you Jack.....untill we meet again! Thank you God for men like Jack!