John C. Beldin

December 15, 1925September 27, 2013

Marengo – John C. Beldin, 87, of Marengo, passed away Friday, September 27, 2013.

He was born December 15, 1925 in Belvidere to Ralph and Edna (Hastings) Beldin. He graduated from Marengo Community High School and served in the Navy in WWII. He married Gertrude Bauer on April 6, 1947 in Marengo, and they were lifelong Marengo residents. John worked in the Marengo Post Office for many years and served as President of the Phantom Regiment Boosters Club.

He is survived by his son, John D. (Colleen) Beldin; his grandson, Johnathan Beldin; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, and his sisters, Mary (Bernard) Weaver and Clarice Beldin.

A memorial service will be at 11am on Saturday, November 2 at the First Baptist Church, 320 E. Washington St., Marengo.

Arrangements were handled by Marengo-Union Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at For more information, please call the funeral home at 815-568-8131.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 2, 2013

John C. Beldin

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September 30, 2013

John and Colleen, You are in our thoughts! Your father was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed. Art and Gail Fierros

September 29, 2013

John and Colleen and Johnathan, Many memories flash of childhood and the times we shared growing up with you and our parents. Life before our eyes! My deepest sympathy to you and your family during this time. Your father was a wonderful man.

mike markison

September 28, 2013

My dearest condolences to the beldin family.

September 28, 2013

John and Colleen, we are sorry to hear about your Dad. We have both of you and Johnathan in our thoughts during this difficult time. You are all a tribute to him. Mick, Sue and April Maifield

Susan Severtsen

September 28, 2013

John was a true gentleman. It was an honor to work with him at the Marengo Post Office. He treated everyone, customers and coworkers alike, with respect and kindness. My sympathy to his family on their loss.