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Donna Beck

December 21, 1935 — February 3, 2024

Oconto, NE

Oconto, NE – Donna Beck age 88 of Oconto, NE passed away on February 3, 2024, at her home in Oconto.

Memorial Services will be on Monday, February 12, 2024, at 11:00 am at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow, NE. Burial will follow in the Broken Bow Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Oconto Rescue Unit or Central Plains Home Health & Hospice at Cozad. A visitation will take place on Sunday, February 11th from 1:00 to 6:30 pm with family greeting 5:00 to 6:30 pm at Govier Brothers Mortuary. Govier Brothers Mortuary are in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

Donna Jean Beck was born December 21, 1935, near Oconto, NE on the Devine Ranch to Carroll and Madge (Heitz) Hill. She was the youngest of three kids, two older brothers Donnie and Duane. Her dad worked for the Devine Ranch while her mother taught school.

In the early 1940’s they moved to Redfern Table where she attended school and later attended school in Oconto, where she graduated and met the love of her life, Duane Beck.

The couple was married on March 17, 1951, at Elwood. To this union, three children were born. She spent her life caring for and loving her family, always living on a farm where her greatest joy was, taking care of the livestock. She enjoyed gardening and quilting for family members.

Donna is survived by her husband Duane, daughter Patricia Pennington of Blue Springs, MO, son Cody Beck of Oconto, four grandchildren Pam (Chris), Christie (Chris), Travis (Jessica), and Chaunci (Ericia), seven great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, and daughter-in-law Cheryn Beck.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents, a son Gerald Beck, son-in-law Dean Pennington, and her two brothers.

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Monday, February 12, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Govier Brothers Mortuary & Cremation

542 South 9th Ave., Broken Bow, NE 68822

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