Ronald D. Beck 46, of Illiopolis, IL, formerly of Cowden, IL, passed away Thursday Jan. 12, 2012 at 4:48 PM in Decatur Memorial Hospital in Decatur, IL.

Ron was born Jan. 14, 1965 in Shelbyville, IL the son of Marvin “Skip” and Doris

Ronreceived a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Eureka College in 1987.

He worked as sales manager for Eagle Publications in Collinsville, IL. He was an avid golfer and enjoyedan occasional game of poker with his friends.

Ron is survived by his sons: DakotahBeck of Illiopolis and twinsSean Beck and Austin Beck both of Decatur, IL; fiancé Cora Hughes and her children Colten and Kaitlyn of Latham, IL mother Doris Beck of Effingham, IL ; father and step- mother Marvin “Skip” Beck and wifeJanetBeck of Effingham, IL; sister Rhonda Clark and husband Darrellof Cowden; brother Rick Beck and wife Melody of Hopkinsville, KY; nephew Jacob Clark and wife Katherine of Oahu, Hawaii.

Funeral services for Ron will be held at 11:00 AM Monday Jan. 16, 2012 in the First Christian Church of Cowden.Pastors Tim Boyd and Ron Rector will officiate.Visitation will be from 5:00:00-8:00 PM Sunday at the church and one hour before the service on Monday at the Church.Private graveside services for Rons`s cremains will be held at a later time in Mound Cemetery, Cowden, ILMemorial may be made in Ron’s memory to a college fund for his three boys,Dakotah, Sean and Austin.

Arrangements are entrusted to Lockart-Green Funeral home in Cowden.

On line condolences may be directed to the Family at www.lockartgreenfuneral

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