Todd Eric Beck

A service to celebrate the life of Todd Eric Beck, 50, will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, August 25 at Eudora Baptist Church. To honor his wishes, the family asks that you dress in casual attire, favorite team jerseys optional.

Todd was tragically taken in an accident on August 21, 2015 in rural Leavenworth, KS.

Todd was born February 25, 1965 in Topeka, KS the son of Loren and the late Betty Jo (Walthall) Beck. He graduated from Seaman High School in 1985.

He attended Washburn University and was a graduate of Kansas State College of Engineering in 1990. Todd married Natalee Lindsay on May 26, 1990 in Topeka, KS. Todd worked at Guarantee Mutual in Omaha, NE for six years. He has worked at Cerner Corporation for the past 19 years and was a Senior Technology Architect in the CWx Technology Improvement group. Todd was a member of the Eudora Baptist Church, and enjoyed supporting and participating in various missions activities. He was an incredible and dedicated husband and father and was his kids’ biggest fan. Todd loved participating in various recreational sports and ran six marathons. He was also passionate about watching sporting events and following local teams, especially KU, Sporting KC, and EHS. Todd enjoyed camping, hunting, playing cards, riding horses, and playing racquetball with his friends.

Todd is survived by his wife, Natalee; a son, Jacob; three daughters, Emma, Annie, and Jenna, all of Eudora, KS; his father, Loren Beck of Topeka, KS; two sisters, Cristy Reichert of Topeka, KS and Jamie Stephens of Berryton, KS and her son, Brian; and daughter, Paige.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Beck Family Children’s Educational Fund and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

40 Condolences

  1. Doug Berryman on August 23, 2015 at 10:42 pm

    I don’t believe I have words to describe the sadness I feel in my heart. Todd, you will be missed, but promise you show God how to play tennis!

  2. Justin Mayer on August 24, 2015 at 7:39 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Being in a community for such a long time, there is no finer family. A smile comes to my face each time I think of the good because I cannot think of a moment that was not. Todd, you will be missed, but your family will continue to bring happiness….because that’s what you did, and that’s what they will do.

  3. Anonymous on August 24, 2015 at 9:31 am

    I have such sweet memories of Todd from driving all your children on the school bus from K-until they were old enough to drive themselves. Him putting them on the bus, passing him running on the road (and the kids getting excited, saying theirs my Dad) or the painted sign on the last day of school waiting for them when they got home advancing to the next grade. Such a dedicated father and husband. Your all in my thoughts and prayers.
    With deep sorrow, Tracy Wingebach

  4. George and nancy Jacobson on August 24, 2015 at 9:39 am

    Our prayerful thoughts to Nat and the family!We remember the many expressions of kindness and friendship given to our family throughout the many years.We recall Todd’s caring for our son,Nels, after his cancer surgery. What a blessing to us. We know Kelly and Nels will give you hugs from us…Peace be with you! George and Nancy Jacobson

  5. J. W. Glidewell on August 24, 2015 at 11:28 am

    We are sorry to hear of your loss.
    J. W. & JaNelle Glidewell
    First Baptist Church
    St. Francis, KS

  6. Jack Jacob on August 24, 2015 at 11:55 am

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Words cannot do anything to take away the pain of grief, but know that you are not alone as the congregation of First Southern Baptist Church stand with you in prayer.

  7. Lyle and Kim Lancaster on August 24, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    We always loved seeing Todd at the games and EHS activities cheering on his kids. I have so appreciated having your children in class and taking some on trips to other countries. Your family has been an inspiration to us. We love you all and are keeping you in our prayers at this time.

  8. Darlene Brunick on August 24, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    Nat, I can’t express the sadness I feel in my heart for you and the kids. My heart goes out to you and your family in great sympathy as you celebrate Todds life and mourn his loss. May Gods presence begin the healing in your heart and soul, and may his love surround you with comfort only he can give. Love you ~

  9. Mari Parker on August 24, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    Nat, I am so very sorry. I cannot imagine the pain you are feeling. Prayers are being said for you and your kids, and know that you are loved. Mari Parker

  10. Janet Lonnberg on August 24, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    While there are no words adequate for how I know you all are feeling right now just know I am sending my love and prayers! Hold tight to your memories and your faith and each other!
    When I read that Todd loved to ride horses I had to laugh…it reminded me of a time when we were kids and they came to Plainville, KS to visit us on the ranch we were living on at the time and he went riding. The horse he was on decided to take a roll in the creek! Lol. Good times! We teased him for years!
    Todd was a great man and will be missed by many…but of course you all already know that! Love you all!
    Your Cousin, Janet Lonnberg

  11. Crystal Madrid on August 24, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    Cristy & Family-
    My prayers go out to you and your family. May God be with you during this time.
    Crystal Madrid

  12. Linda Byrd on August 24, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    Nat, Jim and I are so very sorry. Please know that our love and prayers go out for you and the kids.

  13. Dustin Anderson on August 24, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    To Nat and the kids, my deepest sympathies. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. It’s amazing to me to think that I lived but 10 miles from someone who was such an important part of my life, from before I could walk to early adulthood, and I rarely ever reached out to him, let alone tell him that he was. For that, I’m sorry.

  14. Renee Brungardt- Williams on August 24, 2015 at 7:05 pm

    I am so very sorry for your loss- We as kids lived in the same block. He was always a good kid. I will keep all the family and friends in my prayers

  15. Michael Drake on August 24, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    My cousin Todd and I were best buddies when he was growing up even though there was eleven years between us. For a long time, we were the only two grandsons among a whole gaggle of girls. You will be missed Todd. Words cannot even begin to express my sorrow.

  16. Ken and Lynda Gimple on August 24, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    Natalee and family,
    We were so saddened to learn of your husband’s accident and sudden death.
    We are praying for you and your family.

  17. Marla Manche on August 24, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    My first memories of Todd include smurfs! He was a sweet guy way back then, and I know he’ll be missed. My prayers are with you and your family Nat.

  18. Mel Jones on August 24, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    My wife and I have great memories of Todd as a member of our youth group, 1st Southern Baptist Church,Topeka. He was always smiling and full of fun. He was an asset to the group and a strong teen leader. We will miss him but know we will reunite someday. Prayers to his family and dad. Such a great loss to us here but a strong addition to heaven.

  19. Rachael Steffen on August 24, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    Nat, Jacob, Annie, Emma, & Jenna: words can not express the sorrow that I know you all are feeling during your time of grief. Your husband and father will always be remembered as a wonderful and great man! I feel it an honor to say that I was able to get to know the amazing man he was over the years, especially with all of the softball and soccer games with the kids over the years. His presence, big smile, and laughing eyes will be missed, however, in all of our hearts and our memories abound forever! My heart, thoughts, and prayers go out to all of you during this time and in the coming days as you put his loving heart in Gods hands, until you meet again someday. Love to you all!

  20. Nikki White on August 24, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    Nat, Jacob, Annie, Emma, & Jenna,
    We are so very sorry about Todd. Words can’t even express our sadness for you all. I am so sorry I cannot be there tomorrow but do know we are praying for your whole family as you try to wrap your head around all that has happened. We love you all so much! Praying for a peace that surpasses as you go thru this season in your lives.
    Love always,
    John & Nikki White

  21. John& Julie Woodward on August 24, 2015 at 11:39 pm

    Julie and I are sorry for your loss you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  22. John Critser on August 25, 2015 at 12:02 am

    I met Todd in 1984 ( we were both kids… me a whopping 24.. Todd 19).. we worked together at Macy’s in Topeka KS ( I have a TON of fond memories of those days)…..not too soon after Todd visited my wife Cathy and I when we lived in Atlanta GA.. my wife had also worked with Todd in Topeka…. anyways Todd and I had drifted apart.. a mutual friend gave me the recent news.. which saddened both my wife and I VERY much… but after reading his obituary Todd seemed to be the same Todd I knew way back when…reading what he has accomplished in his life doesn’t surprise me at all… GREAT guy.. a ton of positive energy… Cathy and I am blessed to have crossed paths with Todd…. you made me laugh… love you and miss you buddy!!!

  23. The Heier's on August 25, 2015 at 6:35 am

    Very sad to hear about your loss. Our deepest sympathies go out to you all. ~ Alan, Mary, Kaitlyn & Hunter

  24. Ronda Doole Brenneman on August 25, 2015 at 7:59 am

    Nat, my heart is heavy for you and your children. Please know that I think of you often and pray that you will be wrapped in the indiscribable comfort of God/Jesus at this time.
    I remember well Todd when he was pursuing, and then was with the girl of his dreams. Hold tight to the faith that is with you.

  25. Julie DeRosia on August 25, 2015 at 8:16 am

    Nat, I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Remember you are all loved deeply. “From the darkness that follows death, comes a light to shine on the path of understanding”. My love. Julie

  26. Timothy Cole on August 25, 2015 at 9:33 am

    My heart goes out to out to you during this time of loss. While I have my own story of sudden loss at a young age, I cannot say I know what you are going through. My hope for you as you ride the unwanted roller coaster of grief, is that you will take the time you need to heal, to pull together with family and friends, and to seek the Lord always (especially if and when questions, anger or the feeling He is far come to haunt you). Peace be with you.

  27. Barbara StreckerGaudreau on August 25, 2015 at 11:24 am

    Oh Christy and family, please hear my sorrow for your loss! Know you are in my prayers! May our Lord wrap you in his arms during this difficult time.

  28. Nate and Becky Bauman on August 25, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. Todd was such a wonderful, fun-loving, jolly, and Godly father and man. Your family’s kindness to us while we were in Eudora will never be forgotten. We will continue to pray for you and please let us know if we can do anything else.

    Love, Nate, Becky, Taylor, Brooklyn, and Marcus

  29. Jeff Furst on August 25, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    Jeannie and I are saddened by your loss. I am grateful that I did get to meet Todd. We are sorry that we could not be there for the celebration of his life. But we are praying for you all.

  30. Becky Buchanan on August 25, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    Dear Nat and family- I am so sorry for the loss of Todd. May your memories of him comfort you, and may the peace of the Lord be always with you.

  31. Shawnua Lawson Stover Wilkerson on August 25, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    I was shocked and saddened to hear of Todd’s passing. My deepest sympathy to Natalee, Jake, Emma, Annie and Jenna. I know you all know the deep love your Daddy had for each of you. May our merciful God hold you in His palm to provide comfort to each of you. I remember what a fine example your family was to many in the Eudora area. Bless you all. Todd, RIP!

  32. Kelli Jones Malki on August 25, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    Dear Nat, Jamie, Cristy and family, I’m so very sorry to hear about Todd. Growing up together in the youth group at FSBC was such a special time with so many precious memories and friendships that have lasted a lifetime. Todd was so kind and funny and always smiling, and he left an amazing legacy. I’m praying that you and your family will feel God’s closeness and the peace that only He can give now and in the weeks and months ahead. Love, Kelli

  33. Veston & Josephine Rowe on August 25, 2015 at 4:26 pm


    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this heartbreaking time.

  34. Eric, Work Family & Friends on August 26, 2015 at 10:07 am

    Loren and Family – Know our thoughts and prayers are with you. As you go through this difficult journey may you trust God is with you and may you find peace within.

  35. Friends from Gage Dental Group on August 26, 2015 at 10:14 am

    Loren & Family – It was apparent Todd was loved and an inspiration to his family and all those he surrounded. You were Blessed God placed Him in Your Lives. With Heartfelt Condolences

  36. Lois Hart-Spillman on August 26, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    I am so sorry to hear this! My heart is breaking for Natalee and the kids but I know that Todd is in Glory! Todd did the puppet ministry with us at Cornerstone so many years ago. I was just thinking of this wonderful family a few days ago and wondering what became of them. My prayers for you!

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  38. Ms. Flonnie Taylor on August 29, 2015 at 8:56 am

    To The Beck Family,
    May God Almighty bring you peace of mind to heal your broken heart, and give you the strength to cope at this difficult time. Through heartfelt prayers, we can come to experience “the peace of God that excel all thought.”
    With Loving-Kindness & Comfort,

  39. Kim Lay King on August 31, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    Nat, I was so very sorry to hear about Todd. I have such fond memories of Todd and you while we were all in youth group together at First Southern. Always smiling and such a joy to be around. He even made our wedding day more special by being an usher for us. We are praying that you and your family will feel loved and supported during this difficult time. Love, Kim (Lay) King

  40. Tim Moore on September 2, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    Dear Beck Family,
    I had the privilege of working w/ Todd for 17 years at Cerner and I know he was greatly respected here and will be missed dearly. He and I used to talk running quite a bit when he was marathoning. I will miss his down-to-earth personality.

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