Cover photo for Donavan Beckman's Obituary
Donavan Beckman Profile Photo
1935 Donavan 2020

Donavan Beckman

July 14, 1935 — June 28, 2020

Northfield

As a result of current restrictions on gatherings, we are providing HeartStrings, our online sympathy message where you can upload a photo and write a note or share a memory that will be printed and given to the family. Please click here to send your support.

Donavan Leroy Beckman, age 84 of Northfield, died on Sunday morning, June 28, 2020 at Three Links Care Center in Northfield.

He was born on July 14, 1935 in West Concord, MN, the son of John Nifton Rutherford Beckman and Amanda Marie (Knutson) Beckman. Donavan grew up on the family farm in Dennison and attended country school. He graduated from Cannon Falls High School in 1953 and served with the US Army Reserves for over 3 years. He was employed with Midwest Breeders, and later Northstar Concrete. He worked many years as custodian for Cannon Falls and Northfield school systems.

On October 10, 1970, he was united in marriage to Linda Marie Severson at St. Ansgar’s Lutheran Church in Cannon Falls. Donavan was a current member of Wangen Prairie Lutheran Church. His passion for his dogs brought much comfort to him.

Survivors include their children, Tammy Beckman (Jay Lazar) and Todd Beckman; grandchildren, Mazen and Toren Lazar; brother, Larry (Marleen); and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Linda on September 27, 2019; daughter, Laura Mae; brother, John; and sister, Carol Herkenratt.

Memorials are preferred to the Wangen Prairie Lutheran Church or to the donor’s choice.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, July 13 at 1:00 pm, with visitation from 12-1 pm, at Wangen Prairie Lutheran Church, 34289 Co 24 Blvd, Cannon Falls. Interment will follow at Wangen Prairie Cemetery.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Donavan Beckman, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Monday, July 13, 2020

12:00 - 1:00pm (Central time)

Wangen Prairie Lutheran Church

34289 County 24 Blvd, Dennison, MN 55018

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Memorial Service

Monday, July 13, 2020

Starts at 1:00pm (Central time)

Wangen Prairie Lutheran Church

34289 County 24 Blvd, Dennison, MN 55018

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Interment

Monday, July 13, 2020

Starts at 2:00pm (Central time)

Wangen Prairie Lutheran Cemetery

34289 County 24 Blvd, Dennison, MN 55018

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Visits: 10

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree