Harry J. Beck thumbnail

Harry J. Beck

September 29, 1924 - February 12, 2011

Harry J. Beck, 86, of Springfield, died at 10:20 a.m., Saturday, February 12, 2011 at St. John’s Hospice. He was born September 26, 1924 in Taylorville, IL to Henry and Amelia Hielcher Beck. He married Catherine R. Mulcahy on July 9, 1949 and she survives. Also surviving are one daughter Vicki L. (Dino) Sarti of Surprise, AZ; one son, Harry E. (Deborah) Beck of Downers Grove; four grandchildren, Harry C. (Melissa) Beck, Charles J. Beck, Austin R. Sarti, and Marina L. Sarti; two great-grandchildren, and one sister Pauline Schutt of Elgin

His parents, one son, Kent M. Beck and one sister, Marie Graczyk preceded him in death.

Harry was a former member of the VFW. He served in the Navy during World War II onboard the USS Woodcock. He was a graduate of Lanphier High School. Harry retired from A & M International in 1989.

Visitation: 4-6 p.m., Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at Staab Funeral Home with a prayer service at 4 p.m.

Funeral Mass: 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at St. Cabrini Church, with Reverend Richard Chiola officiating.

Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery where Sangamon County Interveterans Burial Detail will conduct military honors.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Cabrini Church or St. John’s Hospice.

Visitation Information

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield


1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

217-528-6461 Map

Prayer service at 4 pm

Service Information

Time: 12:30 pm

Chatham Baptist Church




Leave a Condolence

Be the first to share a memory of Harry.