Wayne K. Beto Sr.

January 19, 1937January 19, 2013

Marengo—Wayne K. Beto, Sr., 76, of Marengo passed away January 19, 2013 at Centegra Hospital-Woodstock.

He was born January 19, 1937 in Park Ridge to John Henry and Margaret (Detlefsen) Beto. He was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard.

He was an opinionated man but was always willing to help others. He loved the outdoors, whether he was fishing or camping. He enjoyed watching sports. Most of all he loved spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his sons, Wayne (Andrea) Jr., John, and Craig (Patty); his grandchildren, Damon and Travis Beto, Brandon and Morgan Beto, and Gavin Beto; and his siblings, Shirley (Lee) Eilken and Charles (Marilyn) Beto.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Jack Beto.

Visitation will be from 12:30pm to 4pm on Saturday, January 26 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 6821 Main St., Union. The memorial service will be at 1pm on Saturday, January 26 at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made in Wayne’s honor to McHenry County Veterans Association, 2200 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock, IL 60098.

Arrangements were entrusted to Marengo-Union Funeral Home. For information call the funeral home at 815-568-8131. Online condolences may be made at


  • Memorial Visitation Saturday, January 26, 2013
  • Memorial Service Saturday, January 26, 2013

Wayne K. Beto Sr.

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Brian Beers

November 22, 2013

Craig and Family,

Barb and I will miss your Dad Wayne very much. He would always help by contributing to the MS Walk that I did for my wife Barb. Rest in peace dear Friend until we see you again.

Anji Larson

January 26, 2013

I know he will be missed. My family has known Mr. Beto since the early 1970s when he used to drive a bus with my mom Mary Butler (Wicklein). He was often there for parties and gatherings.

william spyrison

January 25, 2013

Craig ,getting to know your dad was a pleasure .he was a great father and an awesoome guy .Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family . We love you .

Don Lockhart

January 23, 2013

Wayne and family
I was sorry to hear of the loss of your father. I haven't known him for a long time, but he was very interested in the happenings of Marengo, and was willing to express his opinions. I will miss seeing him at the city council meetings. You and your family are in my prayers.

Brandon & Morgan Beto

January 22, 2013

We will miss you Grampa but we know that you will always be watching over us as are guardian angel love Brandon & Morgan XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO

Carol Williams

January 22, 2013

Craig and Patty, I so sorry for your loss. I will keep all of you in my prayers. I know deep down in my heart be loved you with all of his heart and soul. Be blessed. Love Mom

Deb Rossmann

January 22, 2013

He will be missed. Always had advise and I took it! Very strong minded but sincere Man. So glad to have many talks.
For a Man who could never remember my name I will always be "his blondie"

Rose & Glen Stevens

January 22, 2013

Craig and Patty,
We are so sorry for your loss. Please know we will keep your family in our prayers. He was very friendly and eady to talk to. How wonderful that he got to spend so much time with Gavin. I'm sure he will be remembered well.
With love & prayers,
Rose & Glen