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Published January 08, 2009, 12:00 AM

William Robert Beckett

William Robert Beckett was born on February 24, 1933 in Hawley, MN, to Louis and Elsa (Gruhl) Beckett. The family moved to Glyndon, MN where he continued to live when he met Clare Frances Singer. They married on December 4, 1952, in St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Moorhead, MN. They lived in Moorhead and Rochester, MN, working for Team Electronics. The family moved back to Glyndon, MN in May of 1970 to work with his brother Richard at B&B Electric until 1985. He worked for Red River Electric until retiring in 1994. Bill and Clare moved to Moorhead, MN in 1987. In 1984 Bill and Clare started an engraving business, Clare's Engraving, and sold the business in 1999. Now truly retired, Bill enjoyed woodworking and also driving semi-truck part-time at J-Mar Enterprises, Inc. in West Fargo, ND.

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