Goodwin L. "Woody" Beilke

Death:Friday, July 13, 2007
Ogle Co, Illinois

BYRON-GOODWIN L. "WOODY" BEILKE, 80, of Byron died Friday July 13, 2007 in Neighbors Nursing Home, Byron. He was born Dec. 25, 1926 in Winnebago County, IL the son of Lawrence & Elizabeth Reeverts Beilke. He married Betty Bowen in Rockford on Sept. 12, 1964; she died in 2003. Woody attended Kishwaukee Consolidated Schools before graduating from Stillman Valley High School. He served on the Kishwaukee Consolidated School Board, was an Army Veteran, and was a member of the Byron Sportsman Club. He worked at National Lock for 31 years and also farmed in the Stillman Valley area. Woody was a jokester who loved to fish, garden & share his "crops", and people watch. He is survived by daughters, Bonnie (John) Brown of Monroe Center and Bonita (Gary) Golden of Tiffany, CO; son Thomas Beilke of Stillman Valley; and grandchildren, Tom (Melanie) Beilke, Jennifer (Sky) Poulton, Trent Brown, Tracie Brown, and Sabrina (Zack) Schrader.; great grandchildren, Haylie, Hayden, & Damion; and special friends, Fred & Rita Buser of Byron. He was also preceded in death by his parents, and the children's mother, Jean Case Beilke. Funeral services will be held Thursday July 19, 2007 at 1:30 PM in the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 136 W. Roosevelt Rd., Stillman Valley with Rev. Chris Brauns, officiating. Burial will be in Kishwaukee Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wed. from 6:00-8:00 PM in the funeral home in Stillman Valley. A memorial fund has been established.

Source: Mortuary Obit

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