Jerome P. “Jerry” Beck, 83, Mt. Morris, and formerly of Oregon and Lombard, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 in KSB Hospital, Dixon.
He was born April 15, 1930 in Odell, the son of Leo and Mary (Hennessey) Beck.
He married Norma Pugh April 30, 1966 in Bellwood; she died June 1, 2013.
Jerry graduated from Proviso East High School in 1948 and was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Korean War.
He was employed as a clerk for Commonwealth Edison for 41 years, retiring in 1988.
He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Oregon, and a longtime supporter and participant of Rock River Center and the Boot Scootin’ Seniors.
Jerry loved writing, gardening, and birds.
He is survived by his son, Timothy (Kim) Beck, Wheaton; daughter, Pamela (Art) Miehle, Villa Park; grandchildren, Abigail, Hannah, and Timothy Beck, and Anna Miehle; and sisters, Eleanor (Tony) Tardi, Darien, and Donelda Smith, St. Charles.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Leo Beck and Thomas Beck; and sister, Marilyn Anton.
Christian Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, March 4 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Oregon, with Rev. Joseph Naill as celebrant.
Burial will be at St. Mary Cemetery, Oregon.
Visitation is Monday, March 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, Oregon, with an 8 p.m. vigil wake service.
Memorials may be directed to Rock River Center, Oregon.
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