Jack L. Beaird, 78, of Lewistown, passed peacefully Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020 at OSF Peoria.

LEWISTOWN — Jack L. Beaird, 78, of Lewistown, passed peacefully Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020 at OSF Peoria.

He was born March 13, 1941 in Canton. He was raised by his great-grandparents, John and Bessie Swise, who later adopted him.

He married Dianna Ellsworth on Aug. 12, 1967. She survives along with his son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Jessica Beaird; granddaughters, Delaney Elyse and Sydney Leigh; grandsons, Aidan Cooper and Teagan Maverick; and several aunts and uncles. Also surviving are four granddogs which he didn’t really like.

Jack retired from Navistar after 30 years of service.

He was an Army veteran and member of the Lewistown VFW Post 5001 and the Ipava American Legion Post 0017.

Jack loved his family and working.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, Jan. 18 at 1 p.m. at the Lewistown VFW.