In loving memory of

Dawn M. Beckgerd
November 11, 1968 - April 21, 2020

Dawn Michelle Beckgerd, 51, of Evansville, IN, and formerly of Quincy, passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at her Evansville home, surrounded by family. As if Heaven wasn't bright enough already, her entrance surely made it sparkle even more! That's not a surprise given that her spirit lit up every room she entered here on earth.

As a Premier Designs Jewelry associate, Dawn never went anywhere without wearing a stunning display of jewelry. At her chemo treatments, she believed the better you look, the better you feel. As a faithful servant of God and an administrative assistant at Bethel Church, Dawn inspired so many people through her entire journey, many of whom she didn't even know. She shared the gospel at any opportunity she could, especially during her 3 mission trips to Myanmar and China. She never once lost faith or hope during her entire fight through cancer in 1982...or 2010...or anytime during the last four years!

In addition to selling jewelry and serving God, Dawn loved spending time watching Downton Abbey, HGTV, the Hallmark Channel (especially Christmas movies) and cheering for the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Bears. She was a graduate of Quincy Senior High School and John Wood Community College in Quincy, IL, and also attended the University of Southern Indiana.

Surviving are her mother, Sandy Claus of Liberty, IL; sister, Andrea (Shane) Pollard of Newburgh; stepmother, Pat Beckgerd; stepbrothers, Todd (Karla) Beckgerd and John (Dana) Pate; stepsisters, Jenny (Alex) Weilbrenner and Jody (Jim) Danhauer, a niece, Caroline Dawn Pollard and nephew, Hunter West.

She was preceded in death by her father, Paul Beckgerd in February of this year, her step father, Lyndle E. Claus and a stepbrother, Jeffery Claus.

Visitation and funeral services for Dawn in Evansville will be private.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Anthony Stephens and the entire staff of OHA for their kind and compassionate care.

Services: Private graveside services will be held.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Evansville Christian Life Center, Vanderburgh County Humane Society or to Chemo Buddies.

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Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.


Minnie Sue Reische wrote on May 6, 2020:

"Thinking of you, Sandy. I'm so sorry for your loss but am glad Dawn finally won her fight with cancer. "

Jeff & Joanne Bergman wrote on Apr 26, 2020:

"To the entire Beckgerd family our thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time. RIP Jeff & Joanne"

Sonya Lenz wrote on Apr 24, 2020:

"Sandy, Andrea & family, I am so sorry to hear of Dawn's passing. Her obituary describes her so well, always smiling. I hope you find comfort in knowing she is at peace and truly happy. Sending you love, hugs & prayers. Sonya & family"

Kathy Richmond wrote on Apr 23, 2020:

"Dawn was such a loving, kind hearted person. You could see her love for her heavenly father when she was around you. She will be solely missed. Praying for Dawn's family at this time"