Jerrod Ray Beckman, 36, Vandalia

Jerrod Ray Beckman, 36, of Vandalia, died at 7:25 a.m. on Tuesday, April 1, 2008, at Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Vandalia, with the Rev. Peter Kolb officiating. Burial will be in Welch Cemetery, Ramsey. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday and an hour before services on Friday, both at the church. Hohlt & File Funeral Home in Vandalia is in charge of arrangements. Memorials: Alexis and Aleia Beckman Account at National Bank, 520 W. Gochenour St., Vandalia.

Mr. Beckman was born on Aug. 16, 1971, in Vandalia, the son of Jeffrey and Ramona Thomas Beckman.

He was a self-employed carpenter.

He is survived by his parents; daughters, Alexis and Aleia Beckman of Vandalia; sister, Jesse Jo Beckman and fianc Brandon Lorton of St. Louis; special friend, Jamie Elmore of Vandalia; and grandparents, Maribelle and her husband Raymond Alender of Vandalia, and Nina and Lorel Williams of Ramsey.

He was preceded in death by a grandfather, Elmer Beckman; and grandparents, Asa and Freeda Thomas.

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