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Edward L. Frakes
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Obituary for Edward L. Frakes

PEORIA – Edward L. Frakes, 57, of Peoria, passed into heaven at 11:25 a.m. on Thursday, April 5, 2018, in his home surrounded by family .

He was born on September 6, 1960, in Peoria to Vernon R. “Butch” Frakes and Marcia A. “Toni” Beck.

Edward is survived by his father, Butch (Joan) Frakes, of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; his mother, Toni Frakes, of Peoria; his sisters, Rebecca Frakes, Kimberly (John) Williams, Kathryn (Kerry) Leiby, Sarah (Jim) Beach, and Christine Hodapp; 6 nephews, Max, Miles, Ian, Jack, John, and Nick; 6 nieces, Cecelia, Jessica, Olivia, Emma, Rose, and Faith; 2 great-grand nephews, Camdon and Silas.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bessie and Leo Frakes, and Margaret and Max Beck; and his brother-in-law, James Hodapp.

Ed graduated from Woodruff High School, he worked in food service in Peoria, as well as the Palm Beach area. He played the bass guitar in a band with his very good friends and in the praise band for Journey of Faith Church. After 8 years in Florida, Ed returned to Peoria on Christmas Day 2017.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 9, 2018, at The Wilton Mortuary in Peoria with Rev. Dr. Randy Williams officiating. A visitation will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 8, 2018, at the mortuary. Burial will follow the service at Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria.

Memorial donations can be made to the Glen Oak Christian Church, 1115 E Republic St, Peoria, IL 61603.

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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Wilton Mortuary

2101 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61603





10:00 AM
The Wilton Mortuary

2101 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61603

Cemetery Details


Swan Lake Memory Gardens

4601 W. War Memorial Drive
Peoria, IL 61615


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