Groton Daily Independent Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 ~ Vol. 24 - No. 231 ~ 11 of 57 The Life of Floyd Beck Funeral service for Floyd Beck, 86, of Ipswich and formerly of Herreid will be 10:30 am, Friday, March 3, 2017 at First Reformed Church at Herreid. The Rev. Cody Schwichtenberg will officiate. Burial will be in Artas Cemetery with military graveside rites by Jacob A. Heinrich American Legion Post #170. Visitation will be Thursday from 5-7 pm at the funeral home in Eureka. Floyd died February 24, 2017 at Ipswich Care and Rehabilitation Center. Floyd Beck, son of Edward and Lydia (Schmidt) Beck, was born December 8, 1930 at Artas, SD. He grew up in the Artas area and was confirmed in Artas Reformed Church on June 30, 1946. Floyd graduated from Herreid High School in 1948. On December 14, 1951. He married Gladys Zimmerman at the Artas Baptist Church. Starting on September 24, 1952 Floyd spent two years in the United States Army. After being honorably discharged on September 24, 1954 he started farming two miles south of Artas. In November 1994, he and Gladys moved to Herreid. Floyd continued working on the farm until they moved to Ipswich in July 2012. He entered the Ipswich Care and Rehabilitation Center in April 2013. Floyd enjoyed all aspect of farming and never referred to it as work. He was on the Artas School Board, Campbell County Bank Board, an elder at Artas Reformed Church and a member of Jacob A. Heinrich American Legion Post #170. Grateful for having shared Floyd’s life are his wife of 65 years, Gladys; children, Cynthia (John) Neifer of Hosmer, SD, Diann (Brad) Morehouse of Andover, SD and Vaughn (Julie) Beck of Ipswich; 12 grandchildren, Matthew Beck, Marcus Beck, Amy Beck, Jeanne Josten, Carmen Anderson, Travis Neifer, Justin Morehouse, Brent Morehouse, Jesse Morehouse, Desiree Foltz, Emily Beck and Philip Beck; 18 great-grandchildren; and two brothers Ruben Beck and Chester Beck. He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Kenneth (2002), great-granddaughter, Emerald Beck and two sisters Edna Rohrbach and Esther Rohrbach.