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David L. Beck

June 14, 1957 ~ November 1, 2017 (age 60)

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David L. Beck, 60 of Galesburg, IL, formerly of Woodhull, IL, died Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at home. Services are 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 6, 2017 at Peterson-Wallin-Knox Funeral Home in Woodhull. Private burial will be at a later date in the Alpha Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. Sunday at Peterson-Wallin-Knox Funeral Home in Woodhull. Memorials may be left to Knox County Humane Society or the Safe Harbor Family Crisis Center in Galesburg. Online condolences can be made at

He was born June 14, 1957 in Moline, IL to Herman and Judith Taylor Beck. He graduated from AlWood High School. David married Elizabeth Dhabalt June 13, 1981 in Alpha, IL.

David was employed as a diesel mechanic at Eagles Warehouse in Milan, retiring in 2003. “DJ Dave”, as he was known, venued throughout the area. “Rock and roll yourself to death baby” was his favorite saying and he volunteered as a projectionist at the Blue Moonlight Drive-In Theatre in Galesburg.

He had many hobbies. Music was his life. David could fix anything and he especially loved being with family and friends.

Survivors include one daughter: Sarah Beck of Galesburg, IL; two sons: Matthew (Christina Cavalcanti) Beck of New Hope, PA; Scotty Beck of Galesburg, IL; one grandson: Hayden Lee Beck of New Hope, PA; two sisters: Debbie (David) Porter; Tana (David) Hare, all of Galesburg, IL; two brothers: Steven (Jacki) Beck of Woodhull, IL; James “Tiger” (Toni) Beck of New Windsor, IL; several nieces and nephews.

David was preceded in death by his parents.

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