Shirley Lee Beck, 81, of South Haven, passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at the Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. She was born January 1, 1938 to Darwin and Margaret (Romeo) VanOrman in Dowagiac, Michigan. Shirley honorably served her country in the United States Marine Corps. She went on to earn a bachelors degree in education beginning her career as a teacher. Shirley served on the South Haven Police Auxiliary for three years. She also worked at the Lake Bluff Hotel. She was a former member of the Church of the Nazarene. She was a member of the First Church of God in South haven.
She is preceded in death by her parents, sons – Brent Beck and Keith Beck, brothers – Jim VanOrman and George VanOrman and former husband – Elmer Beck.
Shirley is survived by her children – Erich (Denise) Beck of Mattawan, Craig (Pamela) Beck of South Haven, Scott Beck of Lawrence, and Gayle (Mike) Mercado of South Haven; sister – Sharon (Les) Brown of Coloma; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Private family services will be held at a later date.
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