Jerome "Jerry" Beck - 83

4/14/1930 - 2/26/2014

Oregon, IL

Jerome P. “Jerry” Beck, 83, of Mt. Morris and formerly of Oregon and Lombard, died Wednesday, February 26, 2014 in KSB Hospital, Dixon. Born April 15, 1930 in Odell, IL the son of Leo and Mary (Hennessey) Beck. Married to Norma Pugh April 30, 1966 in Bellwood, Il; she died June 1, 2013. Jerry graduated from Proviso East High School in 1948 and was a veteran of the US Army serving in the Korean War. He was employed as a clerk for Commonwealth Edison for 41 years, retiring 1988. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Oregon and a longtime supporter and participant of Rock River Center and the Boot Scootin’ Seniors. Jerry loved writing, gardening and birds. Survived by his son, Timothy (Kim) Beck of Wheaton; daughter, Pamela (Art) Miehle of Villa Park; grandchildren: Abigail, Hannah and Timothy Beck and Anna Miehle; and sisters, Eleanor (Tony) Tardi of Darien and Donelda Smith of St. Charles. Preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Leo Beck and Thomas Beck; and sister, Marilyn Anton. Christian Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30am Tuesday, March 4 in St. Mary Catholic Church, Oregon with Rev. Joseph Naill as celebrant. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Oregon. Visitation Monday 5:00 – 8:00pm in Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, Oregon with an 8:00pm vigil wake service. Memorials may be directed to Rock River Center, Oregon

Visitation:

Monday March 3 5:00-8:00pm with an 8:00pm vigil wake service

Mass:

10:30am Tuesday March 4 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Oregon

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