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Michael J. Belica III

February 16, 1939 - August 31, 2018

Michael J. Belica III Michael J. Belica III
    September 7, 2018 | 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. Friday
  • Yurs Funeral Home St. Charles
  • September 8, 2018 | 10:30 A.M. Saturday
  • St. John Neumann Catholic Church 2900 E. Main Street St. Charles
  • Burial Location
    Queen of Heaven Cemetery




Dr. Michael John Belica lll, PhD


February 16, 1939 – August 31, 2018






Michael John Belica lll died unexpectedly at his home in Saint Charles, Illinois on August 31, 2018 at the age of 79 years.  Michael was born February 16, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois to Michael J Belica ll and Minerva Rocco Belica.  He graduated from Indiana University June 9, 1969 with a degree of Doctor of Education. 


He is survived by his spouse Martha R Belica of Saint Charles, IL son Michael J Belica IV (Marianne) of Wheaton, grandson Michael J Belica V of Wheaton, granddaughter(s) Alexandra N Belica of Wheaton, Il and Jessica D Belica, Wheaton, IL.  He is furthermore survived by his spouse’s daughter Monica (Darian) Rafie of Barrington Hills, IL and grandchildren Augustin Rafie, Celine Rafie, Genevieve Rafie, Camille Rafie and Damian Rafie.


Michael John Belica lll was preceded in death by his parents Michael J Belica ll and Minerva Rocco Belica of Chicago, IL and his first wife Jacquiline D Belica also of Chicago, IL.


Michael was President and former owner of M. J. Belica & Son, a wholesale cuisine distribution company located in Chicago, Il.  At the same time, Michael worked as a Professor and Administrator at Northeastern University, Chicago.  Michael was an accomplished pilot and after retirement secured a position with the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary flying search and rescue missions over the Great Lakes.  He then took a position with Ryan Airline Company, a charter airline, working as a Flight Engineer.  Recently, Michael has operated his own Real Estate management company in addition to teaching Real Estate at Coldwell Banker Corporate in Deerfield, Il.


His recent hobbies included ballroom dancing and collector cars.  He was the former president and member of both the Cotillion Dance Club and the West Suburban Dance Club.  Michael has owned and shown many collector cars over the past years.  His recent showing at Concourse has been a 1969 Jaguar XK 150.  He holds countless awards for classic automobiles he has owned and shown.  Michael has been an active member and Chief Judge of the Northern Illinois Jaguar Club. 


Visitation will be at Yurs Funeral Homes, 405 East Main Street, Saint Charles, IL on Friday September 7, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.


A Funeral Mass will be held at Saint John Neumann Catholic Church, 2900 East Main Street, Saint Charles, IL 60174 on Saturday September 8, 2018 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am.  Burial will follow at the Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 1400 South Wolf Road, Hillside, Il 60162. 




For information call Yurs Funeral Home St. Charles. 630-584-0060 or



Robert J (Krueg) Krueger from Manteno, IL

"My condolences to Michael's family. Only knew him for a short time, but had the honor and privilege of being a Concourse Judge under his guidance. God Bless. Hope there are a lot of Jaguars in Heaven! And they are all 100 pointers."

Gina (Rogers) and Michael Butterworth from Pflugerville, TX

"Martha-We are so sorry to hear of Michael’s passing. My mom and dad just loved their friendship with both of you and my son, James, always enjoyed talking about cars with Michael. He will be missed."

Greg Orlando from Hoffman, IL

"May the memories of Michael and the thoughts of heaven encourage you. And may the Lord fill you with peace during this most difficult time. Michael was my mentor, advisor and friend. I remember my first flight with him from Dupage airport to the skyline of Chicago and Meigs field. He encouraged, supported and wrote a letter of recommendation on my behalf which was instrumental in my gaining acceptance to Kellogg - Northwestern Unversity. I will always cherish the times spent in conversation, the advice/guidance he provided and his lively personality. He was a great person who I respect and strive to emulate. You are in my heart, my thoughts and my prayers."

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