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Franklin L. Healy

November 29, 1941 — April 25, 2023

Peotone

Franklin L. Healy

 

 

    Frank L. Healy, 81 of Peotone, Illinois, sadly passed away on Tuesday, April 25th at home surrounded by his loving family. Frank was born on November 29, 1941, to Walter and Nathalie Healy of Norris City, Illinois.

 

Frank was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Bill Farmer.

 

He is survived by his beloved wife, Marilyn Healy, daughters Robyn Larson and Lisa Grunwald along with her husband, Scott Grunwald.  His grandchildren Cody Larson, Isaac Larson, Olivia Larson, Justin (Abigail) Grunwald, Brittany (Justin) Zickus, Emma Grunwald and Ava Grunwald. His great-grandchildren Zayne Grunwald, Ryker Grunwald, Lenyx Grunwald, Huxley Grunwald, Chase Zickus and Wes Zickus. Frank is also survived by his brother, Robert “Gene” (Norma) Healy and sister, Sue (Bob) Stokes, sister-in-law Donna (Jimmy) James and brother-in-law Marty (Lisa) McGee. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

 

Frank played football and ran track for the Norris City Cardinals where he proudly lettered all four years in both.  His first car was a black 1955 Ford with fender skirts that read “Frankie”.  He met the love of his life, Marilyn, at a football game.  They began their married life of 61 years in California before moving back to Illinois.  Frank was a faithful employee at the Ford Motor Company for 36 years.  After retirement, he worked as a driver for Terry’s Ford in Peotone.

 

Frank enjoyed going to flea markets, collecting, and restoring antiques.  He also loved driving and restoring old cars.  One of his favorite cars he restored was a 1956 police car reminiscent from the Andy Griffith show.  He was an avid reader especially of Civil War history along with studying his Bible.  In his later years, he enjoyed participating in car shows, watching old Westerns, The Waltons and listening to Country and Southern Gospel music.

 

Most importantly, was the relationship he had with his Lord Jesus. Over the years, Frank mentored and led many to walk with the Lord.  He and Marilyn are faithful members of The Peoples Church in Bourbonnais, Illinois where he enjoyed the monthly meetings of Man Church.  He also looked forward to the men’s monthly breakfasts with Pastor Greg.

 

Visitation and funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2023, at The Peoples Church located at 6644 N 1000 W Road in Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914.  Visitation will be at 10:00 am followed by the service beginning at noon.  A private burial will take place at Peotone Cemetery.  Memorials in his name may be directed to Samaritan’s Purse or The Peoples Church of Bourbonnais, IL.  Share a memory at www.feddehelfrichcrossfh.com

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