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Judith Beckman June 16, 1944 - Dec. 12, 2008

LITCHFIELD -- Judith Elaine Beckman, 64, of Litchfield died Dec. 12 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

The service will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield and the burial will be in Lake Ripley Cemetery in Litchfield.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.

She was born June 16, 1944, in Fort Snelling to Earl and Arlene (Carlson) Klitzke. She grew up in Litchfield and graduated from Litchfield High School in 1962. She graduated from St. Cloud State University with a bachelor's degree in accounting.

She married Jerry Beckman on Jan. 30, 1965, in Litchfield. She owned and operated The Framemakers in Litchfield for many years. Together they owned and operated Beckman's Appliance and TV in Litchfield for 35 years. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her children: Christian (and Stephanie) Beckman of Litchfield and Brigette (and Chad) Flolo of Farmington; two granddaughters; her parents of Willmar; and five sisters: Susan, Marsha, Cindy, Penny and Robin.

She was preceded in death by her husband and one sister.