CLAFLIN — Karlynn K. Beck, 63, died suddenly on February 1, 2023. She was born June 16, 1959 in Great Bend, Kan., the daughter of Dale and Arlene (Hoffman) Strube. At a young age Karlynn lost her father to cancer and her mother remarried Robert Strube, who raised her and her siblings. Karlynn graduated from Claflin High School in 1977.
Karlynn began her career as an accountant and secretary for DS&W Well Servicing. She married Fred Beck on September 28, 1981. Together they raised three children in their hometown of Claflin. Karlynn has also spent time working for Millers of Claflin. In 1997, she and Fred started their own business, Classic Well Service, which they have successfully run together for 24 years.
She was a longtime member of the Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception, where she was active in the Altar Society and as a Minister of the Eucharist. Karlynn had a generous heart, she loved to spoil her children and especially her grandchildren and was present at all their events. Her home was always welcoming with its sights and her scents, and you were usually gifted with something when you left. He loved celebrating every holiday, whether it was decorating her house, cooking, or hosting friends and family. Later in her life, she enjoyed her girls’ group outings to celebrate birthdays and special occasions. A natural green thumb, plants and flowers thrived under her care. But her legacy was definitely her family that she loved so much about her.
Survivors include her loving husband of 41 years, Fred Beck; three children, Elisha Engelbrecht and husband Josh of McPherson, Evin Beck and wife Kayla of Auburn, Ala., and Erin Beck and wife Cindy of Great Bend; ten grandchildren, Loghan, Vivian and Lincoln Engelbrecht, Maddox, Elsa and Emmy Beck, and Luke, Lawson, Laney and Lexi Beck; her mother, Arlene Strube of Olathe; five siblings, Kim Connell and husband Mark of Claflin, Kevin Strube and wife Cindy of Hays, Kent Strube and wife Shelly of Garden City, Kurt Strube and wife Patty of Olathe, and Kelli Webb and husband Gregg of Independence, mo.; brothers-in-law, Jerry Beck and wife Christa, and Art Beck and wife Leah; sister-in-law, Bonnie Buehler and husband Jere; 10 grandchildren, 16 grandchildren and 55 great-grandchildren and grandchildren. She was preceded in her death by her fathers, Dale Strube and Robert Strube and by her beloved grandmother, Mary Hoffman.
Family will say goodbye to friends from 3pm to 4pm, Sunday at church with Vigil and Rosary starting at 4pm. The Christian Burial Mass will be at 10am, Monday, February 6, 2023 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, celebrated by Father Terrance Klein. Interment will follow at Pleasant View, Claflin Cemetery. Memorials can be done at the Claflin Kids Discovery Center, Holy Family Catholic School in Great Bend, St. Joseph Catholic School of McPherson or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, provided by Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, PO Box 146, Hoisington, KS 67544. Notices can be viewed and condolences sent at www.nicholsonrickefh.net
Funeral arrangements provided by
Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home
P.O. Box 146
Hoisington, KS 67544
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 3, 2023