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Nicholas George Beckertgis

Aug 15, 1941 - Oct 30, 2019


Nicholas Beckertgis, age 78, fell asleep unto God on October 30, 2019. He was born in Fond du Lac, WI on August 15, 1941 to the late George and Rose Beckertgis. He attended school in Fond du Lac completing high school in 1959. After high school he enlisted in the OUR NAVY and served aboard the cruiser USS DES MOINES and the aircraft carrier USS SARATOGA. Nick then entered college in 1964 in Oshkosh, WI earning a teaching degree in 1968. He went on to graduate school which he completed in 1970. Nick taught one year in Marshfield, WI and then transferred to Sheboygan. He taught history in the secondary school system until his retirement in June of 1998. Nick was known to his students then as “Mr. Becker”. At this time, Nick went back to his original family Greek name, Beckertgis. On October 26, 1980 he was united in marriage with the love of his life, Ann Neamuth until Ann fell asleep unto God on September 30, 1999. Nick will be missed by his friends and his beloved pets.
Nick was preceded in death by his parents, George and Rose Beckertgis; wife, Ann and other siblings.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home, 1535 S. 12th St., Sheboygan, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 12:00 p.m. Burial will be held at Rienzi Cemetery in Fond du Lac.
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Date: Thursday Nov 14, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
Location: Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home [map]

Funeral Service

Date: Thursday Nov 14, 2019
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home [map]



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Linda St Pierre

So sad to hear of Nick's passing. He will be missed by many.

Cathy (Stoelb) Hendricks

I had Mr. Becker as a teacher at Sheboygan North. He became a family friend and a customer of my father's who worked on his vehicles (stay at home mechanic). Nick held a special place in my heart and he made an impression on every one he met. I am sure he will be missed.

Cynthia Netwal

Wow! Mr. Beckertgis! So sorry for the loss of this wonderful man. He sparked in me the love of history! Rest In Peace!

Randy Salm

Mr. Becker will be sorely missed. I was just thinking about him last week. He was my history teacher at North High in 1978, when I was on a path less traveled, eventually dropping out of high school twice. Since then, I got my BA in History, two master's degrees, and PhD. in Sociology. I was just thinking about contacting him and letting him know that his alternative history class for me in 10th grade opened my eyes to history and armed conflict. He allowed me to work in the library, read anything I wanted to, and do book reports: at that time I was reading about 1,500 to 2,000 pages a week. Among other things, his inspiration and support led to my current interest in child soldier identity. His support for students taking alternative paths in life made a huge difference for me, and likely many other students. He will be sorely missed.

Mary Fredericks

Deepest sympathies

John Malson

R.I.P. Good friend.

Carrie Harvey Ostenson

You were an amazing teacher I loved having you and then as a friend in later years you were always so nice to me and my family when you saw us I will never forget you may you rest in peace