John (Jack) and Loretta Beck of Fairview Heights celebrated their 60th anniversary on April 25, 2013 with Family at Andrias Steakhouse.
John (Jack) Beck and the former Loretta Menczkowski were married on April 25, 1953 at St. Adalbert Catholic Church in East St. Louis, IL by Fr. Edward Borawski.
John is a retired Ironworker, Local 392, East St. Louis and is active with Fairview Heights Elks Club, member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Loretta is a homemaker, loving mom, grandma, and great grandma and is active with the Fairview Heights Elks Club and a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
They have 3 children: Robert (Gina) Beck, New Athens, IL, Jeanne (Marvin) Rushing, Collinsville, IL, Susan (Frank) Schmittling, Freeburg, IL. They have 7 grandchildren: Lori (John Luecking, Elizabeth (Brian)VanVeghel, Joe (Mindy) Rick, Scott (Tiffany) Rushing, Cindy (Ryan) McCalla, Katlin and Jacob Schmittling.
They have 10 great-grandchildren: Carrie, Jack, Mikayla, River, Abby, Carter, Dylan, Kylie, Aisley, and Caleb.