J. Victor Beckstrom

Apr 29, 1923 – May 20, 2015

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J. Victor Beckstrom

J. Victor Beckstrom was born April 29, 1923 in Flasher, ND to Andrew and Frida Beckstrom.  He died May 20, 2015 in Burien, WA at the age of 92. 

He was a Staff Sergeant in the 75th Infantry Division, serving in WWII in Europe.  He served in the Battle of the Bulge and was awarded the Bronze Star.  Before college he met and married Ruth Warner in 1946.  After the service, he went to North Dakota State University, graduating as an Electrical Engineer.  After graduation, he ended up in Seattle working for Boeing.  He was active in Scouting, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, woodworking, photography, and gardening.  After retiring early from Boeing, he and his wife started a Rhododendron nursery, and continued until he retired a second time. 

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Ruth Beckstrom, son Bruce (Bing) Beckstrom, son Scott (Carla) Beckstrom, daughter Julie (Andrew) Crain, daughter-in-law Myra Beckstrom, 4 grandchildren, Rachel, Erin, Ethan, and Charlie.  Preceded in death by son Dr. Dwight Beckstrom in 2002.

Memorial Service Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 1:00pm at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 19030 8th Ave. S., SeaTac, WA 98148.  We ask that in "lieu of flowers" that gifts are given to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in memory of Vic Beckstrom or the Seattle's Children Hospital - uncompensated care fund.     


Carl & Marie SAtrom
St. Peter, Minnesota
May 22, 2015

i AGREE WITH JANE;S DESCRIPTION OF uNCLE vIC.. I think he was always smiling.. He was very pleasant to be with.

I am so glad we got to come there with Jane and Dick for their anniversary. You kids did such a good job with the details for that.

Our kids are working on one for our sixtieth. The only thing I know is the date August 22. Maybe this weekend, we can find out some details.

Love and hugs to all of you. I know you wil really miss him, but that is good.

Dick and Jane Brokke
Omaha, NE
May 22, 2015

You have lost a wonderful Husband and Father. We know that he is not suffering any more, but also know that you miss him very much.

I don't tihink I ever remember seeing him without a smile. He had such awonderful smile and always seemed so happy. He was a great man.

I sent a card today before I read this so you can choose where you would like the memorial to go. God Bless.

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