Dianne Marie Beck entered into God’s Heavenly Kingdom on Sunday, January 2, 2022.
She was born July 12, 1959 in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Richard and Betty (Sutton) Nichols. On September 2, 1975 in Holland, Michigan, Dianne was married to her first love, her best friend, John Beck. John and Dianne were married for 46 years and spent many hours going for drives or just sitting together in their chairs holding hands and enjoying each other’s company. Together, John and Dianne created their beautiful family which was Dianne’s pride and joy.
In addition to gardening, growing and working with flowers, doing crafts and adventures with her sisters, she spent much of her time at their cabin in Howard City with her gnome and fairy collections or with her 14 Grandchildren. Dianne also enjoyed photography and was always happy to donate her time and talents to those in need.
Family, Faith and Love were the center of Dianne’s life. She was happiest when surrounded by her family. She was a woman of strong faith and was a member of the Friendship Wesleyan Church of Plainwell.
Surviving are her husband, John Beck and her children, Leonard (Mindy) Beck of Allendale, Nathen (Meredith) Beck of Florida, Angel (Jeff) Hopkins of Allegan, Bill (Ashley) Beck of Plainwell and Angela (Donnie) Sanford of Plainwell; 14 grandchildren, Bella, Gibson, Sadie, Sophia, Alyssa (Keith), Bridgett, Laney, Harper, Matthew, Aiden, Bailey, Trenton, Gabriella and Jaxon; sisters Carol Bailey, Sally (Earl) Miles, Audrey (Farish) Randolph and Judy (Bob) Munson along with many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sons Steven and Mathew and brother, Richard.
Friends may visit with Dianne’s family from 2-4pm and 6-8pm, Thursday, January 6th, 2022 at the Friendship Wesleyan Church in Plainwell.
A funeral service will take place at 2:00pm, Friday, January 7th, 2022 at Plainwell First United Methodist Church, 200 Park St., with Pastor Kevin Smith officiating.
Masks are required for the funeral service.
Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery in Otsego.
Contributions in memory of Dianne may be made to Wesleyan Global Missions-Medical Outreach. Please make checks payable to Friendship Wesleyan Church.
Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.
Maggie And Chad Bronson
I am so very sorry for the loss of Dianne. She was such a wonderful person and loved her family so very much.
we love you aunt diane an uncle john an family.
love michaela (blake ) paisley, presleigh, priscilla
I am so sorry for all the members of the Beck family in the loss of Diane. She fought so hard to remain with all of you
in this life but God was ready to take her home and eliminate her pain and suffering. I know that she will always live in the hearts of each of you through your precious memories and your love for her. I regret that I never made the effort to get to know Diane better but I do know that she was a good person, committed Christian and was overflowing with love for each of her children and grandchildren. May you each feel God’s Peace at this very difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you, as they have been throughout her struggle with Covid.
Dianne was so full of love and life, she will be so missed. Everyone that met her loved her, I loved chatting with her on the swing at their cabin, I will never forget her.
Sending condolences to all the knew & cherished Dianne.
Gail Brewer Millard
Dianne was such a special person, loving and so very giving. Proof of this is how much she was loved by all her family and friends. Dianne will be a precious memory to all who knew her.
Terry and Todd Sanford
Praying that all of the Beck family. May you find comfort in all the wonderful memories you have.
Words can not express how very sorry I am for the families loss. My heart breaks knowing the pain you all must feel. I hope you all find comfort in knowing she is at home with our savior. The memories she has made with so many were made for a reason, for this reason of her passing. She wanted to leave a piece of herself with everyone. Memories are all we have. Thinking of the Beck family and keeping them all in my prayers and thoughts. Dianne was such a caring person. I have fond memories of her. Love and hugs.
I’m so sorry for your loss prayers and love goes to your family
Dianne’s smile, kind heart and sweet spirit have made a permanent impact on me. Fond memories of her, made in the short time we knew each other, will forever live in my heart.
My deepest condolences to all who love her. May God give you peace and joy in the knowledge she is with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
The Highland Family
Thoughts and Prayers too Leonard, Mindy and Family…..
Cherish the Sweet Memories you have made over the years…God Bless All thru this time…Very sorry..
Love and Hugs, Ron, Linda Highland and Family…
I am so saddened to read of Dianne’s death. I only knew her for a short time, but found her to be one of the sweetest, strong Christian women I have ever met. I was Dianne’s roommate at Assencion/Borgess hospital. She talked a lot about her husband, kids and grandkids. It was so nice to be able to talk to someone who had the same spiritual beliefs at a time when you aren’t sure what is going to happen. My condolences to all of her family You were all truly loved.
So sorry for your loss sending prayers
Prayers to Dianne”s family. We are step family of Ben Beck Sr.
Len Smith is Ben’s step son. We have never met most of the family. But we send PRAYERS to family.
Butch And Edna Babbitt
Our sincerest condolences to John and family. We are so sorry to hear of the unexpected and sad loss of your wife and mother. Diane was always so kind and a good person. Butch and Edna Babbitt
So young, so full of love and caring, so much to give. Sincerely sorry for such a loss. May Dianne’s memories continue to put smiles on the faces of all who were a part of her life. In God’s loving care, she now rests. Isaiah 26:19; Psalms 37:11,29
Herb and Tammy Harney
It was my privilege to spend a small amount of time with Dianne. This family is amazing and their hearts are bigger than imaginable. Prayers for you John and all the family. She will leave an empty spot in your heart but Jesus will cover that void with His peace. Love you all.
The world will seem a little darker without your light. I love you,Aunt Dianne and family.
John, we are so terribly sorry for your loss. Words are hard to express in this time of sorrow, but please know that your family is in our prayers!
Craig and Nancy Kuipers
Thinking of you at this time, sending love and prayers for all.
The Wallace family
The Beck family is in our prayers for the loss of Dianne a wonderful caring loving person.
Our condolences to the family through this challenging time.
The Wallace family
Johnny and family, I have no words to comfort you,. I don’t think there is anything that can be said to take away the pain of loosing such a beautiful soul as Diane. I will miss her Birthday wishes on Facebook, she never missed one and always let me know she was keeping up even tho we were not close in person, but for sure in spirit. You guys raised a beautiful family together and have always helped everyone. I send you love and hugs as you walk thru this difficult time together. Take care, Cindy Wark
The world was a better place because of her and all who came in contact with Dianne were blessed as a result. All can be grateful who knew her while at the same time we grieve with you, John and family. Praying for comfort and peace and that the arms of our loving Savior will envelop you, the Children and Grandchildren in the days to come.
John 16:22; Revelation 21:4
What a wonderful family you have. You do so much for the community and Diane was so proud of all of you. You have made the world a better place. Diane was a huge part of that. I cannot express enough how sorry I am for all of you but remain strong and together. It is what she would want.
Love and peace to all
Russell and Karen Van Order
Diane was a very special and true friend. she will be greatly missed by my family…. May God be with each and every one of you at this time. She was a true Christian and family was very important to her. She loved with such a depth that was such a sight to see. Rest in Peace Diane and know that you left your legacy behind in your children and grandchildren and in every person you met; including me… Thank you for treating my family as your family. we love and will miss you terribly. God Bless!!!
Dianne and Doug DeYoung
Our deepest condolences to Dianne’s husband, John, and each of their children and their families. Your wife, Mom, and Nani was obviously deeply loved by all of you and she knew that. To read all the previous messages that comes through loud and clear. May peace replace the grief in you hearts.
I only had the honor of meeting Dianne a few times, but each time it was made evident that she brought joy into everyones lives. Every time her husband John would tell me about her, his face would light up with joy. I pray that she is in heaven rejoicing with Jesus and reuniting with loved ones. I send my deepest condolences to everyone who had to pleasure of knowing and loving Dianne. John and everyone in his family are in my continued prayers.
Auntie Dianne will be missed dearly. These last few years she would check in on me at times to make sure I was doing ok and I’ll never forget the kind hearted person she was.there is a special place in heaven for people like her and we all know that
With our deepest sympathy to the families of Dianne Beck.
Our thoughts,hearts and prayers
are with you during this very
Pat Harmon & Joyner Family
John, kids, and grandbabies, My heart is broken for you. I know Diane was the center of all your lives. I rejoice for her because I know she’s in the arms of God and will be patiently waiting for you when God calls you home. Love and Prayers to you all. Jacki
Tim & Jodie Railling
We are grieving with your family today, praying for comfort, yet rejoicing in the knowledge that Dianne is in the presence of Jesus.
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die.’ John 11
Dianne bore great fruit and it was plain to see that she loved her Lord.
Love in Christ,
I am so so sorry. She is in the arms of Jesus now and no pain or suffering. I have been praying for her and all of you and my prayers continue for comfort knowing she is at peace.
John, Leonard and family,
My deepest sympathy to you and your families. I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother.
I have heard wonderful things about her and know she will be greatly missed. Please know you are in my thoughts
and prayers. God Bless.
Sincere sympathy to Dianne’s family. I worked with Dianne at Boulder’s gifts when she helped with flower arrangements. She was such a sweet gal! I will miss seeing her at sports events to watch her grands. May God be with you and give you His peace!