Luetta Anna Minnie (Meyer) Beckman, 88, passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2018 in Omaha, NE. She was born January 29, 1930 at Byron, NE, the daughter of John W and Alvina (Reinke) Meyer. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Peters Lutheran Church, rural Byron, NE.
She worked five years at W.G. Reinke Lumber Company in Byron. She married Ralph Springer and they made their home in Superior, NE. Daughter Linda Marie and son Larry Wayne were born. Luetta worked at Nuckolls County Hospital in dietary for 12 years, part of those years as supervisor.
Luetta married Paul Beckman August 4, 1984 and they made their home in Kensington, KS. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and worked at Smith County Hospital 11 years in dietary. Paul passed away in 1999. She remained in Kensington until moving to Omaha in 2011 to be near her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands Ralph Springer and Paul Beckman; brothers Elmer and Leo Meyer; sister Erna Huls; brothers-in-law George Wyatt and Harlan Huls.
Luetta is survived by her daughter Linda Minor and husband David of Omaha, NE; son Larry Springer, of Culbertson, NE; grandson Cory Beckius and wife Katie of Omaha, great grandson Walker Beckius of Omaha; brother Marvin Meyer and wife Marilyn of Omaha; sister Lilly Wyatt of Manhattan, KS; sister-in-law Idonna Meyer of Omaha; sister-in-law Deloris Beckman of Denver, CO; aunts by marriage Edna Reinke of Deshler, NE and Olga Reinke of Davenport, NE; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
A celebration of Luetta’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 21, 2018 at St. John Lutheran Church, Kensington, KS, with Pastor Lorna Paulus officiating. Visitation will be held Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. with family present to greet friends from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at All Faiths Funeral Chapel, Smith Center, and 9:00 a.m. until service time Friday, September 21, 2018 at the church. Burial will be in the St. John Lutheran Church Cemetery, Kensington. Memorials may be given to the church and can be sent in care of the funeral chapel.