Hilbert Norman Beck

May 22, 1923June 8, 2014

Hilbert Norman Beck, of Montgomery, AL passed away peacefully in a local hospital with his family at his side on June 8, 2014.

He was 91 years old, born May 22, 1923 in Bay Springs, FL. Mr. Beck was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He enlisted in the Army in July 1940, entered combat in December 1942 in North Africa, and participated in seven major war campaigns as a Tank Commander and platoon sergeant in Tunisia, Sicily, Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes, and Central Europe. His last position in the Army was at Fort Hood, TX where he was the command sergeant major of the 2nd Armored Division when he retired in 1966. After retiring from the Army, he was in charge of construction for Lowder Associates in Montgomery, AL from 1966 to 1982 and was responsible for building apartment complexes, shopping centers, and hundreds of homes in Montgomery and surrounding cities.

Mr. Beck was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Mildred Louise Beck.

Survivors in the local area include his daughter Marilyn Heitkamp of Montgomery, AL and son-in-law, Kenneth B. Heitkamp of Montgomery, AL; and a nephew Dwight Stewart of Alexander City, AL.

Visitation will take place June 12, 2014, at 1:00 PM at Alabama Heritage Funeral Home in Montgomery, AL with funeral services immediately following in the chapel at 2:00 PM. Burial will follow at the Alabama Heritage Cemetery with full military honors.

In lieu of flowers, you may wish to make a donation to The Wounded Warrior Project at and specify a donation in memory of Sergeant Major Hilbert N. Beck, c/o Alabama Heritage Funeral Home, 10505 Atlanta Hwy., Montgomery, AL 36117.


  • Visitation Thursday, June 12, 2014
  • Funeral Service Thursday, June 12, 2014

Hilbert Norman Beck

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June 17, 2014

May you find strength in knowing God will comfort the family through these trying times.

Becky Blackmon

June 12, 2014

Thank you CSMJ Beck for your service for my freedom. My Dad was a WWII vet. My prayers are for your family.

Jeff Titrud

June 11, 2014

Sincere condolences to Marylin in loss of her Dad and to Ken for loss of a mentor and man who taught him how to build houses and manage projects. Jeff and Elisabeth Titrud

June 11, 2014

May the family look forward to the day when death will be swallowed up forever.

george jordan

June 10, 2014

Good memories of our times in the realty business..a very fine man.

June 10, 2014

Marilyn & Ken, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Daddy. Please know you both will be in our thoughts and in prayer for comfort & peace.
Don & Joan Crocker

June 10, 2014

Marilyn and Ken, We are saddened to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Tommy and Carla Pope

Lee Stanford

June 10, 2014

Marilyn and Ken, So sorry to hear of the lost of your father and friend. My thoughts are with you.

Joe & Shelley Dike

June 10, 2014

Please accept our sympathy

Ellen Hill

June 10, 2014

Marilyn & Ken, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Jim and I will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.