Name: William Loy Frank Age: 92 Address: Mount Olive, IL
Died: Friday, October 5, 2018, Place: at his residence in Mount Olive, Illinois
Born: January 3, 1926 Place: Elsah Townshp, IL
Father: the late: Edwin Frank Mother: the late: Nellie Loy Frank
Spouse: the late: Agnes Angeline Verespey
Date of Marriage: August 7, 1948 Place of Marriage: Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Mt. Olive, Il.
Schooling: attended White Oak Elementary, Godfrey, Illinois, and graduated from Ranken Technical School,
Church: A member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Mt. Olive, Illinois , serving as a trustee. A member of the Litchfield Knights of Columbus.
Employment: worked as a mechanic for Neuman Chevrolet and later became owner of Bill's Phillips 66 Service Station all in Mt. Olive.
Military: A member of the United States Navy serving on the LST 640 during WWII in the Pacific Theater from 1944 to 1946. Attained the rank of Motor Machinist's Mate 3rd Class. Bill was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Ribbon (2br. stars) // American Area Ribbon // Phillipine Liberation Ribbon (2 br. stars) and the Victory Medal . // He remained very active in the LST 640 reunions.
Organizations: A member of the Mt. Olive VFW Post #5790 and Yurkovich-Beck American Legion Post #594 // Centennial Brothers of the Brush & Chapter 6
Interests: Enjoyed hunting // bowling // woodworking // restoring old tractors.//playing horseshoes and pinochle. // Making mulligan and was an avid Cardinal fan.//A Grandfather to Hank Old Boy and the late Ginger the cat.
Survivors:: 2 Daughters: Marcia (Mike) Walter of Girard, IL // Donna Frank of St. Louis, MO // 1 Son: Bill (Susan) Frank of Brighton, MI // 3 Granddaughters: Mary McMillian of Danville, IL // Michael (Lisa) Walter of Athens, IL // Sarah Frank & Husband Taylor) of Raliegh, NC // 5 Great Grandchildren: :Marissa, Dustin, Devin Olivia & Kelton // numerous nieces and nephews, // 2 Brothers, Louis (Mary) Frank // George Arthur (late Minnie) Frank // 3 Sisters: Jesse (late Steve) Goeway // Mary (late Eugene) Kuehnel & Nellie (late Fred) Barrett/
Preceded in Death: Parents, Edwin & Nellie Loy Frank // Wife, Agnes Angeline Verespey Frank // 2 Brothers, Clinton Frank // Joseph (Lorraine) Frank, // 2 Sisters, Annie (Claude) Cope// & Wilma (Orval) Rogers.
Visitation: Monday, October 8, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm // Rosary 7: 45 p.m. led by Father Thomas Hagstrom Becker & Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive,
Funeral Mass: 11:00 A.M. Tuesday October 9, 2018, St. John Paul II Catholic Church, Mt. Olive, Illinois Clergy; Father Thomas Hagstrom
Burial: Holy Trinity Cemetery.
Eulogy: His Son, William Frank Burial: Holy Trinity Cemetery, Mt. Olive
Music: Organist: Carolyn Massenilli , entrance hymn "Old Rugged Cross" by Carol Frank, following the Euglogy "Ava Marie", Choir will sing "You Are Mine" , Soloist, Ken Goeway will sing "Amazing Grace" and the Recessional "Anchors Away".
Military Rites: The flag was folded by Rob Hubert and Lavern Rosenthal and presented son Bill Frank by Ron Hubert. Ray Slapak and Frank Gill served and Honor Gauard. Reverend Nancy Hubert sang "God Bless America" and Ken Goeway played taps.
Pallbearers: Michael Walter // Mary McMillian // Bob Prevedell, Jr. //Roger Fenton // Tim Schwab // John Miller // Devin McMillian // Dustin McMillian // & Bob Norton
Lunch: For family and friends will be served in St. John Paul II Church Hall by the ladies of the Altar & Rosary Society.
Memorials: Holy Trinity Cemetery // condolences: www.beckerandson.com
Becker and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.