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Glen Leroy Beck was born on November 25, 1925, to Frank A. and Hazel Marie Crocker Beck in Hobart, Oklahoma. Glen passed away on October 4, 2014 at the age of 88 in Stillwater, Oklahoma, at the Sterling House, where he resided since July 2014. Glen graduated from Buffalo High School in June 1943. He enjoyed singing and playing football, basketball and baseball. At the age of 18, he joined the Navy during WWII. He was a torpedo man’s mate on the U.S.S. CASSIN DD destroyer. He served from November 1943 to May 1946. Glen and Ilomae Appleton were married on June 6, 1948, in Buffalo, Oklahoma. They celebrated 66 years together prior to the death of Ilomae. This union blessed them with three daughters: Glenda, Pam and Janet. Glen had various careers throughout his life. He and Ilomae moved to Guthrie, Oklahoma, where he worked as a dozer operator. He worked for Phillips Petroleum from 1952 to 1962. He then owned and operated the Allis-Chalmers tractor dealership from 1962 to 1972 with his wife. During that time he also farmed and custom harvested. He then took a job with Northwestern Electric Cooperative as the district manager until his retirement in 1991. Glen was a member of the Buffalo Lions Club, Buffalo Chamber of Commerce, Dolby Springs Golf Club, Buffalo Alumni Association and First Christian Church. He volunteered and retired from the Buffalo fire department. He also served as mayor of Buffalo. Glen loved the town of Buffalo and, subsequently, was the recipient of an award from the Buffalo Theatre and Community Center in recognition of incredible work, outstanding support and helping to bring back memories of good times. He was also instrumental in getting the original grant for the Dolby Springs golf course and swimming pool. Glen was also a member of the Masonic Lodge and received an award for 50 years of membership. Glen had many other received many other recognitions. He also enjoyed waterskiing, bowling, golf, helping his grandchildren on the farm and going to sporting events. A favorite part of Glen’s day included going to the local diner to help solve the world’s problems with the other coffee drinkers. Most of all, Glen loved his family. He was so proud of his daughters and enjoyed watching them raise their families. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and watching them play sports. He also enjoyed playing with his great-grandchildren. He and Ilomae were wonderful role models of love, marriage and raising a family. He was proceeded in death by his wife, Ilomae, son-in-law Doug Weder, brothers Garland, Frank, Jimmy and Osco Lee Beck and sisters Maxine Vaughan and Barbara (Hickman) May. Glen is survived by daughters Glenda Mittasch, and her husband, Denny, of Morrison, Oklahoma, Pam Weder of Buffalo, Oklahoma, and Janet Steffen, and her husband, Dr. Brent Steffen, of Kearney, Nebraska; grandchildren Stacy McKay, and her husband, Bryan, and children Denver, Berkley and Kamdyn of Orlando, Oklahoma, Clay Mittasch, and his wife, Niki, and children Austin and Brooks of Morrison, Oklahoma, Shane Weder, and his wife, MacKenzie, and children Kreighton and Branton of Enid, Oklahoma, Devin Weder, and his wife, Katherine, and children Zachary and Henry of Buffalo, Oklahoma, Kyndell Weder of Stillwater, Oklahoma, Sarah Gierhan, and her husband, Jon, and children Ava and Isabelle of Kearney, Nebraska, Allison Stark, and her husband, Cole, and daughter Vayda of Lincoln, Nebraska, and Caitlin Kuiper, and her husband, Aaron, of Lacey, Washington; brother Duane Beck, and his wife, Evelyn, of Albuquerque, New Mexico; sister-in-law Geraldine Martin of Woodward, Oklahoma, numerous nieces and nephews, numerous other family and friends.
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