Germaine Beckman

Germaine Beckman


Germaine Beckman, 87, of Ossian, Iowa returned to her creator on Sunday morning, May 3, 2020 with her family by her side at the Ossian Senior Hospice where she received excellent care along with the staff of Winneshiek Medical Center Home Health and Hospice.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, a private family funeral will be held on Wednesday, May 6 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Ossian, Iowa with committal to follow in St. Francis de Sales Cemetery.  

A memorial Mass will be held at a later date for extended family and friends. 

The Jamison – Schmitz Funeral Home out of Oelwein, Iowa is in charge of arrangements.

The family requests, in lieu of flowers, that a memorial gift be given to St. Francis de Sales Parish, 

the Ossian Ambulance Service, or the Winneshiek Medical Center Home Health and Hospice. 

Sympathy cards may be sent to Evroul Beckman at P.O. Box 100 Ossian, IA 52161.

Online obituary at

Germaine Catherine Brincks was born to Michael and Clara (Bullerman) Brincks on December 5, 1932 in Ossian, Iowa. She was baptized December 6, 1932 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Ossian, Iowa.  Germaine attended St. John School in Fort Atkinson, Iowa graduating in 1951. She married Evroul Beckman of Ossian on June 6, 1956 at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in Fort Atkinson, Iowa. Together they raised four children, three sons and a daughter. She was faithful with her husband in starting a family business, opening a Western Auto Store and later affiliated with Ace Hardware. The couple, Evroul and Germaine, worked together, side-by-side, 6 days a week for 60 years. She enjoyed serving their customers, ordering Christmas toys, playing cards, and traveling to conventions. In her spare time, Germaine enjoyed her extended family most of all. Her hobbies included embroidery, in which she created many beautiful pillowcases and dresser scarves. Germaine had a green thumb and cultivated many beautiful flowers in her garden and pots throughout the years. She enjoyed cooking for the holidays and hosted many wonderful gatherings for her family. Later in life she enjoyed playing i-Pad puzzles, card games, watching the Iowa Hawkeyes and St. Louis Cardinals. She will be remembered for her faithfulness to God, husband, family, business, church circles, the Ossian community, and her close card-playing friends of which there were many.

She is survived by her husband Evroul, her four children: Dale (Joan) of Ossian, Iowa; Fr. David Beckman currently of Independence, Iowa, Diane (James) Stee of Ossian, Iowa, and Dean (Deb) of Winona, Minnesota; Her eight grandchildren Tim (Janelle) and Bryan Beckman, Sarah (Mike) Trimble, Daniel Stee (Brittany Coleman), Matthew (Jocelyn) Stee; and Aidan, Cale, and Erica Beckman; Her six great-grandchildren Luella Beckman, Lydia and Anna Trimble, Evelyn and Mackson Stee, and Theo Stee. Her sister Alice Elsbernd of Fort

Atkinson, Iowa, three sisters-in-law:  Madonna Schmitt of Fort Atkinson, Ione (Norbert) Neuzil of Decorah and Margaret Ann (David) Schmitt of Fort Atkinson and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; father-in-law and mother-in-law: Henry and Hildegard Beckman and two brothers-in-law: Andrew Elsbernd and Alfred Schmitt.


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