Mr. Richard Beck, past MACD State Council member and Ogemaw Conservation District Director passed away on Friday, June 1, 2012. A life-long resident of West Branch, Michigan and farmer since the age of 8, Richard and his family own Gallagher Centennial Dairy Farm (1906).
Richard served 32 years on the Ogemaw Conservation Board, with many years as the chairman on the board. Very active in other organizations as well, Richard was a Michigan Farm Bureau member and runner up for outstanding young farmer in 1977 and in 1983 he was outstanding young farmer for the Michigan Jaycees.
"Richard will be remembered for his love of the outdoors and his commitment to Michigan's conservation districts," said Lori Phalen, Executive Director of MACD. "We truly appreciate Richard's love of the land and his dedication and commitment to districts; he will be missed."
To view visitation and service arrangements, please visit the Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home website. (click here).