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Gary Alan Beck

August 25, 1942 - February 16, 2021

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Gary Alan Beck, 78, of St. Charles, Illinois, passed away peacefully on February 16th, 2021.

The son of Robert Marion Beck and Mildred Dregney was born on August 25th, 1942, in Joliet, Illinois. Gary married his wife Jayne Glemza Beck, on November 14th, 1987, at Baker Memorial United Methodist Church in St. Charles, IL. Gary was very proud of and adored his two daughters, Jennifer Freeman and Katelyn Beck.

Gary served in Vietnam from 1965-1966 in the 509th Engineer Company Panel Bridge for the United States Army. He was extremely proud of his service, attended annual reunions of the 509th and remained in close contact with those he served with, referring to them as “his brothers”.

Gary worked for Dukane Corporation for 38 years where he met his wife, Jayne, and made countless lifelong friends. He was a passionate Green Bay Packers fan and was proud to be a stockholder and season ticket holder.

Gary loved nothing more than making people laugh. He was well known for his quit-witted jokes, comedic stories, and could add humor to just about any situation. Gary had a very large circle of friends and family who will miss him dearly.

Gary is survived by his wife Jayne Glemza Beck, his two daughters Jennifer (Jason) Freeman and Katelyn Beck, his three siblings Doug (Mary Ellen) Beck, Susie Frohling, and Elaine (Jim) Mullany, his brother-in-law Frank Anderson, and his sister-in-laws Terri Beck and Kay Beck, his mother-in-law Carol Glemza, numerous nieces and nephews, and his beloved canine companion, Charles A. Beck.

He was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Mildred Beck, his brothers Robert and James Beck, his sisters Joan Koehler and Mary Deuchler, his borther-in-law Albert Frohling, and his stepmother Betty Heidkamp.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a Veterans organization of your choice.

All are invited to join us for the Internment of Gary Beck with full military honors at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL at 1 PM on May 27, 2022 followed by a Celebration of His Life at Riverside Pizza in downtown St. Charles from 3:30-5:30. We will meet between noon and 12:30 to follow Patriot Guard Riders in procession to the cemetery. Meet at Stone City VFW on the southwest corner of Route 53 and Laraway Road. Behind the gas station. It can be accessed from either road. We will depart at 12:30 sharp.









Christine DiLillo from Poplar Grove, IL

"The Becks hold a very special place in my heart. Gary was the eternal cheerleader for my kids. May he Rest In Peace."

Randy and Becky Beck from Conroe , TX

"We were both saddened to hear of Gary’s passing. Although we hadn’t seen him in a few years, he was always well thought of and I will miss the stories he used to tell me about him and my Dad when they were kids. Additionally, the “Beck sense of humor” is getting tougher to find in this world, especially in Texas. Our love, condolences and blessings to the rest of the family. Let us know if y’all need anything!"

Doug and Cathie Ruth from St. Charles , IL

"Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family."

Jim Breen from St. Charles, , IL

"Jane,We were so sorry to hear this news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family members.God Bless you all.Sincerely,Jim Breen and Candy Boulay"

Billy Ogiego from St. Charles, IL

"Jayne...I'm so sorry to hear of Gary's passing. I have such wonderful memories of Gary and Bob golfing at Pottawatomie...brings a smile to my face every time! You and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers."

Liz Ripley from Austin, TX

"This news makes me sad. Gary was kind and had a great sense of humor. Such fond memories of sitting on the benches at swim meets and chatting. Sending peace and healing thoughts to all of the Beck family."

Al Larson from Dekalb, IL

"Jane, Katelyn - I am SO sorry for your loss. I met you a couple of times several years ago when I would help Gary with his Computer needs. I knew Gary when we worked at Dukane and after. Gary had that twisted sense of humor that was larger than life. He use to call me and my co-worker Butch and Sundance when he would see us walking down the hallway. He always had a way of making us laugh. I will truly miss that. He made our World a better place."

Bruce and Joan Weeks from Downers Grove, IL

"Jayne and Katlyn no words could ever convey our sympathies to you both concerning our love for Gary.I have always believed that the highest compliment you can bestow upon an individual is that you are a better individual for having crossed paths with that person.Everyone and I mean everyone that came out in contact Gary is a better person!"

Roxanne Riepl from PAPILLION, NE

"Jayne, Jennifer and Katelyn, Our deepest sympathy and prayers to all. Gary was a very special person and he will be missed very much. So glad we got to make many memories. His bigger than life personality and caring ways will remain forever in our hearts. He was our Brother! The 509th Engineering family will cherish his legacy! Love & Blessings, Ralph and Roxanne"

Kurt Walser from Aurora, IL

"Jayne, I am so sorry for your loss and the family's. I worked with Gary for many years. He was a kind and funny. He had a way of brightening everyone's day around him. Quick witted and quick with kindness. He gave me tickets so my son and I could go to a Packer's game which left great memories for us both. He printed out a tribute he found for a co-worker's World War II veteran father which brought tears to her eyes. He was always the man to hand out the turkeys and hams at work on Thanksgiving and Christmas. And his sacrifice in Viet Nam makes him a true American Hero. It was my great privilege and honor to have been lucky enough to have know him. I know there is a place in heaven for Gary! Just follow all the laughing angels, and you will surely find Gary. God Bless him."

Erika Sittler from St Charles, IL

"Jayne and Katelyn, so sorry for your loss. I pray that you are comforted as you go on without Gary and that you find joy in your memories of the many adventures you had together."

Frank Weese from Geneva, IL

"Did not hear about Gary until this evening. It was a pleasure knowing you at Dukane. Rest easy friend."

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