John T. Beien

  • Born: May 15, 1955
  • Died: October 20, 2019
  • Location: Sterling, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

1002 12th Avenue
Rock Falls, IL 61071

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family

John Beien
John T. Beien, 64, of Sterling, died unexpectedly Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. He was a retired IBEW 364 union electrician of 36 years, fully transitioned to loving Grandpa.
John was born May 15, 1955, in Sterling, the son of Vincent C. and Catherine A. (O'Connell) Beien.
Survivors include his wife, Sheryl, son and daughter-in-law Adam and Andrea Beien, one grandson John-Thomas, four siblings, Kathy (Pete) Kaup, Vicki (Warren Jones) Beien, Jim (Deborah) Beien, and Tom (Laura) Beien; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, one niece, and three nephews.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10 am Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling, with the Rev. Jorge Bravo officiating. Luncheon immediately following, at Kapp's Banquet Facility, 201 W. 1st Street in Rock Falls.
Memorials: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, St Mary's grade school, and Newman High School
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Condolence & Memory Journal

Sheryl, we were shocked and saddened to hear the news. Lots of memories of both you and John through the years. Our best to you and the entire family.

Posted by Matt & Dianne Staelens - Saukville, WI - friend   October 30, 2019

Our prayers are with you, the family. May you find the strength during this trying time. God bless you.

Posted by Rebecca Herrera (Cuevas) - Sterling, IL - Friend   October 24, 2019

My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Beien family. I was devastated hearing of John's passing Sunday. John was a great man and true friend to me, and my family. Gods speed John

Posted by Dave Jamison jr. - Twinsburg, OH - friend   October 24, 2019

I am so sad to hear of John's passing. Please know that you, Adam and your family are in my prayers. May your find comfort in memories and the love from your friends and family. Love, Laura Cline Vock and family

Posted by Laura Vock - Bloomington, IL - family   October 23, 2019

I enjoyed working with John over the years. He was a great guy. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Tom Langenfeld

Posted by Tom Langenfeld - Dixon, IL - Coworker   October 23, 2019

Dear Sheryl,Adam,Andrea and family
Our deepest sympathy and prayers will be with you in the tragic loss of John.Will never forget that beaming smile he always had
Our love,prayers and God's Peace
Kim and Judy Lendman

Posted by judy lendman - sterling - Friend   October 23, 2019

Sheryl and Adam,
I am so sorry about John and I will keep him and all of you in my Rosary intentions. Vaya con Dios.
Sue Olson

Posted by Sue Olson - Sterling, IL - Friend   October 23, 2019


We are so sorry to hear about John. Know that our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

Steve and Jane Kinney

Posted by Jane Kinney - Rockford, IL - Friend   October 23, 2019

John was a constant part of my early life. A true friend and a good man. He will be missed. My love and prayers to Sheryl and family.

Posted by Kevin Mangan - Port Ludlow, WA - Friend   October 23, 2019

Oh, John! I remember when you were a toddler. Such a good kid that grew into a wonderful, caring, thoughtful man. I've thought of you, Sheryl, and Adam so often. My heart breaks for all of you. Diane

Posted by Diane Fordham-Tetley - Normal, IL - Friend   October 22, 2019