Velma (Leginze) Beck, 83, Portage, died Sunday. She was born in Portage, daughter of Andrew and Anna (Novotny) Leginze.
Surviving are four children: Debra Martella, William, Robert and Kenneth; eight grandchildren; and four siblings: Cecile Miller, Dorothy Grisco and Andrew and David Leginze. She was preceded in death by her husband, William J. Beck. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Serenko-Claar Funeral Home, Portage. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 17, 2014, at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church.