Black Hawk County

Sgt. Dale R. Beck



Sgt. Dale Beck Killed in Action

Sgt. Dale R. Beck, 28, a former city bus driver here, was killed in action in France Oct. 22 while serving with a medical depot company, it was learned here Tuesday. His wife, Mrs. Sultana Beck, resides at 1318 Knoll avenue, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Beck, reside in Cedar Rapids.

He is also survived by a son, Richard Beck, 7, of Hammond, Ind., and a sister, Mrs. Audrey Wienands, Cedar Rapids; two brothers, Earl J. Beck, navy aviation ordnance man second class, Pasco, Wash., and Robert Beck, Cedar Rapids; his grandmother, Mrs. Hattie Scott, Allison, Ia.; a niece, Sharon Wienands, and a nephew, Earl J. Beck, Jr., both of Cedar Rapids.

Born Apr. 17, 1916, in Cedar Rapids, Sergeant Beck attended Wilson high school there and was employed as a bus driver for the Waterloo, Cedar Falls and Northern railroad here before entering service May 2, 1943. He trained at St. Louis, Camp Atterbury, Ind., and Camp Pickett, Va., before going overseas.

He had seen service in England, Belgium and France.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Tuesday, January 02, 1945, Page 13 (photo included)



Services for T/4 Dale Raymond Beck, 144 Twenty-second avenue SW, who was killed in action in France in World war II, will be conducted in the Turner chapel at 1:30 p.m. Friday by the American Legion chaplain.

Military services will be conducted at the grave in Cedar Memorial cemetery by Hanford post of the American Legion. Friends may call at the chapel after noon Thursday.

Born in Cedar Rapids April 17, 1916, at the time of his enlistment he was employed by Waterloo City Lines at Waterloo. He was graduated from Wilson high school in Cedar Rapids.

He served for one year and four months with the medical corps, and participated in the invasion of France in Normandy. He was killed in action at Quintintot, France, Oct. 22, 1944.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Beck; a son, Richard Beck; a sister, Mrs. Ted Wienands; and two brothers, Earl and Robert Beck, all of Cedar Rapids; and his grandmother, Mrs. Harriet Scott of Allison.

He was a member of the Evangelical church.

Source: Cedar Rapids Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Sunday, April 03, 1949