Daniel E. Beckman of Simpsonville, South Carolina

Daniel E. Beckman of Simpsonville, South Carolina, passed away 1:15 a.m. on May 19, 2022. He was born on February 27, 1944, to O. Leo and Roselyn Thyen Beckman in Jasper, Indiana. He was married to Rose Marie Beaufort, who passed on April 21, 2022. 

Daniel is survived by a son, Philip, of Harrisburg, PA; three brothers, Dick (Linda) of Las Vegas, NV, Bill (Martha) of Highlands Ranch, CO, Steve (Terri) of Jasper and two sisters, Jane (John) Chappell and Mary Beth “Becky” of Jasper. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, and three brothers, Bob (Marge) and Jerry (Lina) of Jasper, Dave (Geraldine) of Louisville, and one sister, Kathy (Wayne) Seufert, Indianapolis. 

Dan attended St. Meinrad and Jasper High School before being appointed by Winfield K. Denton, 8th District Congressman, to Capitol Page School in Washington D.C. Dan received his high school diploma in the White House Rose Garden from President John F. Kennedy in 1962. He studied at Xavier University and George Washington University before earning his bachelors degree from Indiana State University. During more than 25 years spent in Washington, Dan worked in many areas of public service before joining the Department of Energy in 1981 as the deputy director of the Office of Alcohol Fuels until his retirement in 1994. 

Dan earned the Eagle Scout Award and attended the National Boy Scout Jamboree in Colorado Springs. Dan was an avid golfer and enjoyed a good game of cards. 

A Mass of Christian Burial for Daniel E. Beckman will be held at 10:00 on Saturday, August 6, 2022, in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper, Indiana, with visitation preceding the service starting at 9:00 a.m. and entombment to follow in the Fairview Cemetery in Jasper.

 Memorial Contributions may be made to Our Time Capital campaign (St. Joseph), the BEST Trust, Boy Scout Troop 182, or the contributor’s favorite charity.