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April 27, 1944 ~ January 25, 2022 (age 77)


VIRGIL BRUCE BECKNER                                                                                                                 JANUARY 25, 2022

Virgil “Bruce” Beckner, 77, a resident of Potlatch, ID passed away on January 25, 2022 at the Ladow Court Assisted Living in Garfield, WA.

Bruce was born on April 27, 1944 at Moscow, ID to Virgil E. and Dorothy (Culton) Beckner.  He attended the Potlatch Schools and graduated from the Potlatch High School in 1962.  Bruce later was a carpenter apprentice and later became a carpenter journeyman.  Bruce worked as a carpenter for several years and later became a truck driver for many logging companies.  He drove logging truck for Keck Logging, Lowery Logging, Kelly Ragan Logging at St. Maries, ID, Pat Henderson Logging.  He drove truck for Germer Rock Company. 

Bruce was married to Carol Echols at the time of his death who resides at Ladow court assisted living at Garfield, WA.

Bruce was a member of the Carpenters union, Latah County Vehicle Posse, NRA.

He enjoyed Guns, old cars, Hunting, Fishing, yard sales, Motorcycles, camping and reading.

Survivors include his wife Carole Beckner, Garfield, WA, brother John Beckner (Janet), Potlatch, ID, and Steven Ely a brother in law, Potlatch, ID.   Bruce is also survived by his step children, Don, Diane and Chuck.  Teri, Janice and Cheryl.  Deana, Chrystal and Debbie.  Bruce was preceded in death by two brothers, Larry and Douglas Beckner.

A graveside urn burial will be held on Friday, Feb. 18, 2022, 1:00 P.M. for family and friends at the Rock Creek Cemetery at Potlatch.

Kramer Funeral Home of Palouse, Washington is caring for the family.  Online condolences may be left at


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Graveside Service
February 18, 2022

1:00 PM
Rock Creek Cemetery
1039 Nicholson Road
Potlatch, ID 83855



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