Wayne E. Beeth  
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Wayne E. Beeth

Born: August 29, 1933
Died: May 05, 2012

U.S. VeteranWayne E. Beeth 78 of Stockton IL died Saturday, May 5, 2012 at the Monroe Manor. He was born August 29, 1933 in Pontiac IL the son of the late Erwin & Vera (During) Beeth. He was a 1951 graduate of Paxton High School. Wayne married Barbara Tappan on May 24, 1953.

He served in the 503rd Airborne out of Ft. Campbell, KY from 1953 – 1955. He was a member of the Stockton American Legion Post #449 and the Plum River Masonic Lodge #544. Wayne worked for NiCor Gas Co from 1956-1993, he started in Paxton and was transferred to Stockton in 1962. He served on the Stockton School Board from 1969-1975, and worked the “Chain Gang” for Stockton Football games. He served on the Stockton Fire Department from 1966-1993, Northern Illinois Mutual Aid, and was the Fire Fighters Secretary from May 3, 1973-June 1990. He was a St. Louis Cardinal fan and had enjoyed coaching Little League the “Cardinals”.

He is survived by his wife Barbara, Son Mike (Theresa) Beeth of Oshkosh WI, Daughter Deborah Mackey of Dubuque, IA, 4-Grandchildren; Charity Beeth of Dubuque, IA, Kim Mackey of Davenport, IA, Quentin Beeth of Oshkosh, WI, and Eva Beeth of Oshkosh, WI; two great-grandchildren Heather and R.J. Maltry of Dubuque, IA; and one more to be in June, two sisters Jean Anderson of Paxton, IL and Joan (Ronald) Billerbeck of Peoria, IL; and brother Daryl Beeth of Mahomet, IL.

He is preceded in death by his parents and son Rob.

A visitation will be held Monday, May 7, 2012 from 4 to 7 PM at the Hermann Funeral Home in Stockton. The funeral service will be Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 10:00AM also at the Hermann Funeral Home. Internment will take place at Ladies Union Cemetery in Stockton. A memorial fund has been established.

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