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Al Beckman May 1, 1918 - Dec. 6, 2008

WILLMAR -- Al (Eldred) Beckman, 90, of Willmar, died Saturday at Koronis Manor in Paynesville.

The service will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Koronis Manor Chapel.

He worked as an automotive engineer for Chrysler in Detroit for 49 years.

He married Elaine Adams, a Willmar teacher who he met in Elderhostel, in 2001. They lived in Willmar and Edgwater, Fla., until moving to Paynesville.

He is survived by his wife; three sons: Robert, Donald and Bruce; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife: Alice Beckman.