Gladys Mae Beckman
February 17, 1944 – May 31, 2020
Funeral services for Gladys Mae Beckman, 76, of Platte, SD, were held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 5, 2020, at Mount Funeral Home of Platte, SD, with Pastor Joel Davis officiating.
Visitation was held from 1 to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, June 5, 2020, prior to the services at Mount Funeral Home of Platte, SD.
A committal service was held at Platte City Cemetery of Platte, SD.
Gladys Mae Beckman died Sunday, May 31, 2020, at Platte Care Center Avera of Platte, SD.
Gladys Mae Beckman was born Feb. 17, 1944, in Douglas County of South Dakota to Clyde and Jennie (Sterk) Beckman.
At a very young age, Gladys was bitten by a dog and suffered the rest of her life with seizures and learning disabilities.
Gladys was a resident of the Redfield State Hospital from 1966 through 1977 and from 1977 through 1984, lived with several families in the Huron, SD, area. In 1984 she moved to Mitchell, SD, to be closer to family.
Gladys lived independently in several apartments and received services from Life Quest.
In 2005, Gladys moved to the Radtke House in Mitchell, SD, and really enjoyed being in a group home, receiving wonderful care and support from the staff. Because of declining health, she moved to the Platte Care Center of Platte, SD, in November of 2013. She was excited to move “back home” to Platte, SD, and received excellent care.
Gladys loved to socialize and reminisce about stories from the past. She had a wonderful sense of humor and always had a big smile for everyone.
Grateful for having shared her life are her brother, Gary Beckman and wife, Marge of Parker, SD; two sisters, Evelyn Bultsma and husband, Lloyd of Sioux Falls, SD, and Melba Gukeisen and husband, Rich of Sioux Falls, SD; a sister-in-law, Jean Beckman of Chamberlain, SD; eight nieces and nephews, 22 great nieces and nephews and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Jennie Beckman; a brother, Ervin Beckman and her grandparents, John and Minnie Sterk and Will and Anna Beckman.
Mount Funeral Home of Platte, SD, was in charge of arrangements.
Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through mountfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Gladys’ honor may be directed to Platte Care Center Avera, P.O. Box 200, Platte, SD 57369.