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Robert C Beckman M.D.

February 16, 1927 - March 10, 2018


Bob Beckman was born 16 February, 1927 in Omaha Nebraska and died, 10 March 2018 in Salem Oregon. He graduated from Omaha Central High School in 1944, enlisted in the army and served in Japan after the armistice.  He graduated with a BA in philosophy from Creighton University and earned a MD from the University of Nebraska, Omaha. He completed an internship in Tacoma, WA and conducted residencies in Denver, CO and Portland, OR.  He started his medical practice in Coos Bay, OR in 1959 and soon thereafter met his wife Jo.  They moved to Salem, OR in 1966 with their two sons where Bob continued his medical practice until retirement in 1992.  Bob was president of the Marion/Polk Co Medical Society 1980 -1981. He was predeceased by his father and mother, Ralph and Frieda Beckman, brother Roy and sister Ruth. Survivors include his wife Jo, and sons Brent of Salem, OR and Brian of Seattle, WA. A celebration of life will be held at 10:30, Friday 16 March at Capital Manor in Salem. Remembrances in his name may be made to the Union Gospel Mission https://ugmsalem.org/ , Our Saviors Lutheran Church Education Department http://www.oursaviorssalem.org or the Capital Manor Foundation https://www.capitalmanor.com/foundation/ .
 

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