Paul D. Beckgerd, 75, of Evansville, Ind., passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020 at Deaconess Hospital Midtown Campus surrounded by family and friends.
Paul was born Nov. 20, 1944, in Palmyra, Mo., to the late Maurice and Elsie Beckgerd.
Surviving Paul are his wife of 22 years, Pat (Dick) Pate Beckgerd; daughters, Andrea (Shane) Pollard, Newburgh; and Dawn Beckgerd of Evansville; granddaughter, Caroline Pollard; step-children, John (Dana) Pate, Jenny (Alex) Weilbrenner, Jody (Jim) Danhauer and Todd (Karla) Beckgerd; nine step-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by a sister, Maureen Lovelace.
He was proud to have served in the United States Army Reserves. Paul was an avid sports fan; loved the St. Louis Cardinals and was a walking encyclopedia of the players and their game statistics. He was also an avid fan of University of Missouri athletics.
There will be a Christian funeral service held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, at Resurrection Catholic Church, Rev. Theodore Tempel officiating. Burial will follow in Black Cemetery in Mt. Vernon, Ind.
Friends may visit with the family from 4 until 7:30 p.m. on Friday at Pierre Funeral Home, 2601 W. Franklin St. and from 8:30 a.m. until service time on Saturday at Resurrection Church.
Memorials may be made to Military with PTSD, 5900 Twickingham Dr., Evansville, Ind. 47711.