James ‘Sam’ Beckman

James “Sam” Beckman, 84, of Waukesha, died Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at home surrounded by his family. He was a graduate of Catholic Memorial High School and earned his bachelor’s degree from UW-Whitewater. Sam was a retired teacher from Templeton Middle School in Sussex.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Nancy (nee Tolbert) Beckman of Waukesha; his daughters Patty Winebrenner of Waukesha and Linda (John) Rankin of Elm Grove; granddaughters, Sarah, Amy and Melissa; grandson, Michael; great-granddaughter, Emmie; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Helen, and his brother Fred.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 10, from 10 a.m. until the 11:30 a.m. memorial service at the Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Private burial with full military honors will be held at Prairie Home Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the charity of the donor’s choice.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dennis from ProHealth Home Hospice for the loving care provided to Sam and his family.

Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 262-547-4035 or visit our website at www.randledable.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.