Florence A. Beck

May 4, 1924 --June 12, 2007

Longtime Waukesha resident Florence A. Beck, 83, died Tuesday, June 12, 2007, at Care-Age of Brookfield. Mrs. Beck was born May 4, 1924, in Fond du Lac, to Charles and Florence (nee Wagenkinecht) Young.

She enjoyed gardening, painting, camping and simply being outdoors.

She is survived by her children, Timothy (Janet) Ryan of Shorewood, Teryl (Jay) OGrady of Waukesha, Trudi (Al) Dufek of Texas and Tami (Steve) Nadolny of Delafield; grandchildren, Megan Duckett, Patrick OGrady, Colleen OGrady and Melanie Ryan; and her brother, John (Ione) Young of Cedarburg.

In addition to her parents, Florence was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Timothy E. Ryan Jr., and a brother, Howard Young.

Visitation for Florence will be held from 4 p.m. until the 6 p.m. memorial service Friday, June 15, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. A private burial will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to: the Milwaukee Art Museum, c/o Family Sundays, 700 N. Art Museum Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53202, or online at; or the Nature Conservancy, Wisconsin Chapter, c/o Mukwonago River Watershed, 633 W. Main St., Madison, WI 53703, or online at

For more information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or for directions or to leave on online tribute, go to