Funeral services set for Brother Beckman

Published: October 2, 2017

Union Pacific switchman, Jon Paul Beckman, 48, was killed when he was struck by a train Friday, Sept. 22. He was working in Arlington, Texas when the accident occurred.

Beckman was a member of Local 243 in Ft. Worth, Texas, for 19 years. He served the local as president since 2007 and local chairperson since 2012, and was also the local’s delegate.

Visitation for Brother Beckman has been set for Thursday, October 5 from noon to 9 p.m. at Kinsley Mortuary, 1006 Broadway, Marysville, KS 66508. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held, Friday, Oct. 6 at 10 a.m. Burial will be private.

A memorial fund has been established. Contributions may be sent in care of Kinsley Mortuary.

SMART TD extends its deepest condolences to the Beckman family and to all who knew him.

Click here to read the official obituary or to give condolences to the family.


Pictured from left: Beckman, Former Local 243 Chairperson James McKibben, SMART TD President Emeritus Mike Futhey and Local 243 Chairperson Cameron Cullum. Photo submitted by Local 243.