James A. Beck, Ossian, formerly of Goshen died 10:20 a.m. Thursday, July 1, 2021, in Warsaw. He was born Oct. 13, 1960, in South Bend, to John “Jack” Charles Beck and Mary Jo (Hostetler) Beck.
Surviving are his children: Cameron (Jamie) Beck, New Haven; Cassondra Beck, England; and Chelsea (Ivan Ramos) Beck, Warsaw; grandchildren: Liam, Landon, Venessa, Keira, Garrett, and Collin.
Preceding him in death are his parents.
James served in U.S. Navy. Upon leaving the Navy, he became a firefighter/EMT for Kendallville, Topeka and Ligonier. James was owner/operator of ASAP Fire Protection and Can-Do Pressure Cleaning both in Topeka. He was a 1979 graduate of Goshen High School. James was a Fire Investigator, 911 dispatcher, LA County Sheriff Chaplin, and a published author “South West Pacific Motor Torpedo Boats”. He enjoyed making wooden flags, collecting fire and navy memorabilia, he also enjoyed cooking, and gardening. He was a huge fire history and Navy buff. He loved spending time with family, grandchildren, and friends.
Visitation will be held from 2-6 p.m. Saturday, July 10, at Rieth Rohrer Ehret Funeral Home 311 S. Main St. Goshen, IN 46526. A celebration of life will follow at 6pm.
The service will be live streamed through https://www.rrefh.com/obituaries/James-Beck-17/, James Beck tribute page, click on photos and videos.
The family request any public service member, please wear your dress uniform in honor of James.
Memorial contributions can be directed to Rieth Rohrer Ehret Funeral Home to help the family cover expenses.
Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home, Goshen, is handling arrangements.