Philip Edward Beck

Philip Edward Beck

Philip Edward Beck

Cedar Rapids

Philip Edward Beck, 83, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023, at the Rehabilitation Care Center in Lisbon, Iowa. Private services are pending. Teahen Funeral Home is caring for Philip and his family.

Philip is survived by his loving wife, Jane; his children, James (Jody) Beck, Mary (Mike) Schneekloth, David (Sara) Beck, and Annette Beck; sister, Mary Ann Weber; grandchildren, Christie (Ty) Williams, Tom (Samantha) Schneekloth, Catie (Steve) Beck, Hannah (Chris) Schultz, Shannon Beck and Paige Beck; along with several great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Philip was preceded in death by his parents, mother-in-law and father-in-law, brother Lewis Beck, brother-in-law William Weber, and brother-in-law Alan Behrens.

Philip was born on Oct. 14, 1939, the son of Edward and Margie Beck in Auburn, Ind. Philip graduated from Auburn High School in 1957 and went on to attend Concordia Lutheran College in St. Paul, Minn., where he met his wife of 63 years, Jane. On Dec. 30, 1959, Philip married Jane A. Behrens at St. Stephens Lutheran Church in Atkins, Iowa. Philip worked in sales nearly his entire career, retiring three times.

Phil was part of the Boy Scouts of America for decades, serving as a Scoutmaster and ultimately earning the Silver Beaver award. Phil was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and served as Chairman of the congregation and several church committees over a lifetime of worship. As a man of strong faith, Phil professed his acceptance of the Bible as the true Word of God in the Dec. 30, 1974, issue of TIME magazine. Phil’s favorite things to do were taking a canoe trip with scouts to Boundary Waters, Minnesota, spending time at the Beck’s cabin with family, and going to Gulf Shores, Alabama, with Jane each year. All who knew Phil were aware of his ability to sum up a lively conversation and clear up any confusion about what just happened.

Instead of flowers, memorials may be sent to Trinity Lutheran Church, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, or directed to the family. The family would like to especially thank the Lisbon Rehabilitation care center for the care they gave Phil.

Online condolences can be left at

Leave a Message