Kevin L. Becklenberg of Belle, Missouri was born July 19, 1954 in Rolla, Missouri to Calvin and Kathern (Ridenhour) Becklenberg and passed away Thursday, October 20, 2022 at the age of 68 years.
Kevin was a lifelong area resident, a 1972 graduate of Belle High School and a member of the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Rolla, Missouri.
He had been an over the road truck driver for 43 years, driving for Joey Butler for 22 years, as well as other trucking companies. He also worked for the city of Rolla until his health declined.
Kevin was a storyteller and had many tales to tell from the road as well as other life experiences. His passions were training, driving, and riding mules and horses as well as coon hunting. He was a kind and giving man and his family would say he could be as stubborn as one of his mules.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Calvin and Kathern Becklenberg; grandparents, John and Beulah Becklenberg and Lloyd and Beulah Ridenhour.
He is survived by his girlfriend of nine years, Vicki Steen; one son, Kevin “Shorty” Becklenberg Jr. of Belle, Missouri; two daughters, Lisa Smith and husband John of Gerald, Missouri and Amber Fick and boyfriend Shane Wilson of Owensville, Missouri; four grandchildren, Brett and Bailee Stewart of Belle, Missouri, Lexi Wilson of Owensville, Missouri and Wyatt Smith of Sullivan, Missouri; one brother, Curtis Becklenberg and wife Cathy of St. James, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Family services will be held at a later date.
Arrangments under the direction of the Sassmann’s Chapel in Belle, Missouri.