John S. Beback

October 31, 1948 ~ January 26, 2022 (age 73)


John Stanley Beback, 73, of Belvidere, IL passed away Wednesday, January 26, 2022, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on October 31, 1948, in Chicago, IL. The son of the late John E. and Florence (Trzeciecki) Beback. He received his bachelor’s degree in electrical & mechanical engineering from DeVry University in Chicago. John then served in the Army during Vietnam. He was an electromechanical engineer for 30 + years and retired from Southern Imperial as production supervisor and QA Tech. He married the love of his life, Lee Massolle, on August 4, 2005, in Belvidere, IL. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Belvidere and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed working on cars, taking his Indian motorcycle on road trips, working with his father, and tinkering in the garage. He also loved to spend time with his loyal companion Ollie. He is loved and will be missed by his beloved wife, Lee; stepdaughters, Liane (Justin) Cassiano, and Lynsey (Austin) Hitch; grandchildren, Kylee, and Jaydin; his dog, Ollie. He is preceded in death by his parents. There will be a visitation from 9:30 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at the Belvidere Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Belvidere, IL. A Funeral Service will begin at 11:00 A.M. Interment in St. James Catholic Cemetery in Belvidere, IL. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Knights of Columbus. Condolences may be shared with the family at

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