Phyllis Beck

Mass of Christian Burial for Phyllis M. Beck, age 97, of Creighton, Nebraska will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 14, 2021, at St. Ludger Catholic Church in Creighton. Reverend Jeremy Hans will be Celebrant, with burial in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Osmond, Nebraska.

Visitation will be June 13, 2021, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Brockhaus Funeral Home in Creighton, with a 7:00 p.m. Wake Service.

Phyllis died Thursday, May 27, 2021, at Avera Creighton Care Centre.

Phyllis Marie Beck, daughter of Philip F. Verzani and Emma L. DePover, was born March 25, 1924, at Sioux City, Iowa. She graduated from Ponca High School in 1941. Phyllis worked in her father’s law office for a few years after she graduated from high school. She attended Wayne State College for two years and University of Nebraska for two years. She received her teaching certificate and taught typing at Central City for four years. Phyllis then attended law school at Creighton University and Practiced Law for 67 years. Some of those years were spent working at her law office as well as in her father’s law office.

Phyllis was united in marriage to Alois J. “AJ” Beck on February 6, 1963, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ponca. They were blessed with two children, Maria L. Beck and Philip F. Beck.

She was a member of St. Ludger Catholic Church in Creighton and the Altar Society. Phyllis was involved in and Catholic Daughters of America (St. Catherine’s Laboure Court #1802) in Creighton and Verdigre. She was also a member of the Nebraska State Bar Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1151 Auxiliary, and Creighton Hospital Auxiliary.

Phyllis died at the age of 97 years, two months, and two days.

Phyllis is survived by her daughter, Dr. Maria L. Beck and husband Doug Mead of Ravenna; son, Philip F. Beck of Creighton; sister, Mrs. Robert (Emile) Scoville of Crofton; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Philip F. Verzani in 1989; mother, Emma L. Verzani in 1988; her loving husband Alois “AJ” Beck in December 2005; brothers, Frank Verzani, Paul Verzani, and Robert Verzani; and sister, Lou Ann Verzani.

Memorials may be directed to the family, which will then be shared with St. Ludger Elementary School, VFW Post 1151 Auxiliary, Catholic Daughters of America in Creighton and Verdigre, and St.  Mary’s Cemetery in Osmond.


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