Jack H. DeBaere

February 2, 1934October 28, 2013

Jack H. DeBaere, 79 of Machesney Park, passed away October 28, 2013. Born February 2, 1934 in Rockford, he was the son of Desire’ and Mary (VanDenDrische) DeBaere. He married Carol Peterson June 4, 1971 in Rockford. An Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict, Jack was an employee of National Lock for 29 years and Rockford Products for 15 years where he retired. Jack, an avid Bears and Cubs fan, enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting, taking casino trips, and most of all spending time with his family. Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Carol DeBaere; daughters; Sue DeBaere and Sandi (Kevin) Robison; grandchildren, Katie and Bradley Robison; sister, Josephine (Mario) Agostini; brothers, John (Martha) and Jim (Liz) DeBaere; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, and loving brothers and sisters; Jerry, Jeff, Julian, Jeanette, and Janice. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, November 2, at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Road, Machesney Park, Pastor Wendell Maynard officiating. Visitation 9 a.m. to time of service. Interment in Sunset Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the family for memorial fund to be established at a later date. Online condolences may be submitted at


  • Visitation Saturday, November 2, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 2, 2013

Jack H. DeBaere

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Audra Kaufman and Family

November 4, 2013

Sandy and family, I am so sorry to hear of your Dads passing. Many prayers and sympathy to you and your entire family.

Steve and Becky Gunderson

November 2, 2013

Carol,Sue,and Sandy, so sorry for your loss our prayers are with you.
Steve and Becky Gunderson

Donna Kennington

November 1, 2013

Carol and Family I am so sorry about Jack's untimely passing, he was a great a man. I can see him right now in one of our birthday outing saying he had to go to the bathroom and we showed him the bathroom and he said "I can't go in there it says it is for handicap". RIP Jack you will be missed.

Michelle McDaniel-Hamil

November 1, 2013

Sandi, Carol, Sue and the whole DeBaere family....I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Its never easy to lose someone you love but it may easy your pain knowing he is with those that have left before him and he is now in Gods arms and you will see him again one day. God Bless you all.

Michelle (McDaniel) Hamil

Rosanna Ray

October 31, 2013

Sue and Carol,
My deepest condolences to you both on your loss. If there is anything I can do to help you, just let me know.

Cammie Brown

October 31, 2013

I'm sorry to hear about your loss! My condolences are with you Carol, Sue and Sandy. With Deepest Sympathy, may Jack rest in peace!

October 31, 2013

I was so sorry to hear about your Dad, Sue. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care...
Kim Reed

warren gillette

October 31, 2013

Sorry to hear about your dads passing Sandi!You and Kevin and the kids are in my prayers!