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Margaret "Peggy" R. Beck

October 5, 1929 — October 26, 2023

Fremont

 

Margaret “Peggy” Beck, 94 passed away peacefully on October 26, 2023 at Valley  View Health Center, after a brief illness. She was born on October 5, 1929 to Paul E.  and Loretto (Hughes) Russell. 

Peggy lived her entire life in Fremont, Ohio and attended St. Ann Catholic Grade  School and Fremont Ross High School. She graduated in 1947 before attending Our  Lady of Cincinnati College. Peggy then transferred to The Ohio State University, where  she graduated in 1951 with a degree in Social Work. She later received a BS degree in  Education from Bowling Green State University. 

On February 24, 1952 Peggy married Robert L. Beck. They were married for 63 years  before Bob passed away in November 2015. 

Peggy was a life long member of the St. Ann Catholic Church, where she belonged to  the Alter Rosary Society. She was a life member of The Ohio State University Alumni  Association and a former member of the Fremont Memorial Hospital Foundation. 

Early in her career, Peggy was an elementary school teacher at St. Ann School and at  the Jackson Burgoon School. For many years, Peggy worked as a social worker for the  Sandusky County Welfare Department. She also worked at the Fremont Memorial  Hospital as a Discharge Planner until she retired. 

Peggy’s favorite past time was playing bridge, which she played two to three times a  week up until her recent illness. She and her husband also played golf and traveled  extensively. She was also an avid sports fan, supporting the Ohio State Buckeyes, the  Cleveland Guardians, the Cleveland Browns and any golf match on TV. 

Preceding her in death are her parents, her husband and her in-laws Robert and Elva  Beck. Also her brother Thomas Russell and her sisters Jane Paquette and Nancy  Fabish. 

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Barbara Conley, Fremont, Ohio and Betsy  (Bernard) Meleski, Plain City, Ohio; six grandchildren, Kelly (Phil) Hamlett of Virginia  Beach, VA, Kevin Conley, Newport News, VA, KC (Sarah) Meleski, Upper Arlington, OH,  Matthew (Jenna) Meleski. Delaware, OH, Michelle (Thomas) Nicholson, Basking Ridge,  NJ, Melissa (Daniel) Meleski-Coleman, Dublin, OH, fourteen great grandchildren and  brother-in-law David Beck. 

A mass of memorial will take place on Friday, November 3, 2023 at 10am at Saint Ann Catholic Church,  where visitation will begin at 9 am. Fr. Matthew Frisbee will officiate. Committal  services will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. 

Herman Kerlovetz Funeral Home and Crematory has been entrusted with the privilege  of serving Peggy’s Family.

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Visitation

Friday, November 3, 2023

9:00 - 10:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Ann Catholic Church

1021 W State St, Fremont, OH 43420

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Mass

Friday, November 3, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Ann Catholic Church

1021 W State St, Fremont, OH 43420

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Burial

Friday, November 3, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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