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Frances Mary Beck - 79

9/6/2022 - 9/6/2022

Chicago Heights, Illinois

Frances Mary Beck (nee Schouten), age 79, Chicago Heights resident. beloved wife of 52 years to Joseph Beck, was called to everlasting life on September 4,2022, surrounded by her family. Fran’s family and faith were the focus of her life. She was the adored mother of Kathleen (Steve) Ruppert, Joe Beck, and Sarah (Brent) Miller, proud “Grams” to Matthew, Nate, Nora, James and Colleen, a loving sister to Barbara (Jim) Norris, James (Sue) Schouten and Margaret (Bob) Bojan and a wonderful sister-in law, aunt, cousin and a friend to many. She was born on September 24, 1942 to James and Catherine Schouten and grew up in the Roseland neighborhood of Chicago. She was a longtime parishioner of Infant Jesus of Prague. Fran always made others feel welcome and was known for quietly doing little things that had a great impact on others, making them feel appreciated and loved. She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, hunting for bargains (often for thoughtful gifts for others) and spending time with her family. She took great care of her mother, opened her home to family and friends over the years who got to enjoy her hospitality, and will be remembered for her kindness and thoughtfulness. While we deeply mourn her passing, we are grateful for the example she set and for the love and care of family and friends during this time. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W 14th St (US Rt 30, 3 blks E of Western Ave), Chicago Heights on Friday September 9, 2022 from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Funeral Saturday 10:30 am from funeral home to Infant Jesus of Prague Church, Flossmoor. Mass 11:15 am. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Frances’ name to the Amate House, 3600 S Seeley Ave, Chicago, IL 60609 (amatehouse.org) or the Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, 1140 West Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL, 60607 (donate.mercyhome.org) would be appreciated by the Beck family.

Frances Mary Beck nee Schouten. Age 79. Longtime Chicago Heights resident, formerly of Chicago’s Roseland Neighborhood. Born September 24, 1942, passed away peacefully September 4, 2022. Graduate of St Willibrord High School. Longtime Infant Jesus of Prague Church Parishioner. France’s dedication was always family and faith. Everyone enjoyed her hospitality when visiting her home. She will be remembered for her kindness and thoughtfulness. Beloved wife of 52 years to Joseph Beck. Adored mother of Kathleen (Steve) Ruppert, Joe Beck, and Sarah (Brent) Miller. Proud “Grams” to Matthew, Nate, James Ruppert, Nora and Colleen Miller. Daughter of Catherine nee DeBoer and James Schouten. Loving sister of Barbara (Jim) Norris, James (Sue) Schouten and Margaret (Bob) Bojan. A wonderful sister-in law, aunt, cousin and a friend to many. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W 14th St (US Rt 30, 3 blks E of Western Ave), Chicago Heights on Friday September 9, 2022 from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Funeral Saturday 10:30 am from funeral home to Infant Jesus of Prague Church, Flossmoor. Mass 11:15 am. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Frances’ name to the Amate House, 3600 S Seeley Ave, Chicago, IL 60609 (amatehouse.org) or the Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, 1140 West Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL, 60607 (donate.mercyhome.org) would be appreciated by the Beck family. Info 708-481-9230 and panozzbros.com.

 

4 Comments

  • Cathy & Harry Schouten

    3 weeks, 5 days ago

    Dear Joe, Kathleen, Joseph & Sarah

    Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers

    and that we also have many wonderful thoughts

    of Franny.

    Harry and Cathy

    ❣️

  • Sister Adrianna Schouten

    3 weeks, 2 days ago

    Dear Joe, Kathleen, Sarah and Joseph

    Be assured of prayers for Franny - a gracious, generous, good person.  Prayers also for you that your faith, family and friends be a source of strength and peace for you. 

    May Franny rest in peace

     

    Sister Adrianna

  • Glenn Weber

    3 weeks ago

    Joe,

        We are so very sorry for your and our loss!  If Dorothy Schouten was able we would have been up there paying our respects!

    Glenn

  • joe darguzas

    2 weeks, 5 days ago

    Joe, Kathleen, Joe, and Sarah - Just saw Fran's name in the Campanile.  Had not heard, before.  Seems like just last week I saw her at Mass.  I am very sorry for your loss.  May Eternal Rest grant unto O Lord, and may Perpetual Light shine upon her, and may she rest in Peace.  joe

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