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Vernon "Butch" R. Frakes

August 29, 1937 March 2, 2019
Vernon "Butch" R. Frakes
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Obituary for Vernon "Butch" R. Frakes

PEORIA – Vernon R. “Butch” Frakes, 81, of Peoria, died at 10:17 a.m. on Sat., March 2, 2019, at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home surrounded by family .

He was born on August 29, 1937, in Peoria to Leo and Bessie Frakes. Butch married Joan E. Feeney on April 25, 1987, in Deerfield Beach, FL.

Butch is survived by his wife, Joan, his daughters from his first marriage to Marcia “Toni” Frakes: Rebecca Frakes, Kimberly (John) Williams, Kathryn (Kerry) Leiby, Sarah (Jim) Beach, and Christine Hodapp; 6 grandsons, Max, Miles, Ian, Jack, John, and Nick; 6 granddaughters, Cecelia, Jessica, Olivia, Emma, Rose, and Faith; 2 great-grandsons, Camdon and Silas; and his sister, Shirley Murphy (Linn) Syrdall.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his son, Edward L. Frakes; 11 siblings; and his son-in-law, James Hodapp.

Butch was a graduate of Greeley School and Woodruff High School. As a young boy, Butch was one of the “Whizz Kids” coached by Paul Reatherford. As an adult, Butch became the assistant sports director of the Peoria Youth Basketball League.

Butch worked for Hiram Walker for 25 years; and as the international vice president of the Wine and Distillery Workers of the AFL-CIO for 20 years; and the international representative for the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) for 20 years.

Butch was a lifelong member of the Hiram Walker Rod and Gun Club, a 30 year member of the Elks Lodge #20; and a member of the Peoria Heights Navy Marine Club. Butch was an avid Chicago Cubs fan.

A memorial service will be held at 12 p.m. on Fri., March 8, 2019, at The Wilton Mortuary in Peoria. A visitation will be from 10-12 p.m. prior to the service on Fri., March 8, at the mortuary. Cremation rites have been accorded.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Michael Jongerius, OSF Healthcare, OSF Hospice Care, and OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in their exceptional care for Butch.

Memorial donations can be made to OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home, 8630 Illinois State Route 91, Peoria, IL 61615.


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Visitation

Friday

8

Mar

10:00 AM 3/8/2019 10:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 3/8/2019 12:00:00 PM
The Wilton Mortuary

2101 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61603

The Wilton Mortuary
2101 N. Knoxville Ave. Peoria 61603 IL
United States

Memorial Service

Friday

8

Mar

12:00 PM 3/8/2019 12:00:00 PM
The Wilton Mortuary

2101 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61603

The Wilton Mortuary
2101 N. Knoxville Ave. Peoria 61603 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home

8630 Illinois State Route 91
Peoria, IL
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