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Frank Kenneth Koepke

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Frank Kenneth Koepke, 92, a resident of Covenant Village in Northbrook, IL, died peacefully on June 11, 2012. Ken was preceded in death by his loving wife Marcia Jean (Anderson), daughter Barbara (Barry) Cornelsen Bradshaw; and parents, Frank O. and Birdie Marie Koepke. He is survived by his son, Scott (Cathy) and five grandchildren, John (Olivia) Koepke, Jim (Allison) Koepke, Cara (Rob) Pratt, Casey (Brent) (Cornelsen) St. John, and Kristie Cornelsen. In addition, he loved and enjoyed nine great-grandchildren, Matthew, Grace and Joshua Koepke, Ryan Koepke, Jacob Pratt and Elizabeth, Andrew, Emma and Christopher St. John. Ken was born on April 13, 1920 and graduated from Austin High School in 1938. He graduated from Beloit College in 1942, where met his future wife, Marcia, and was President of the Sigma Chi fraternity in his senior year. He also was sports editor for the twice-weekly Beloit Roundtable among other activities. During World War II, he served as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1946. In January 1944, he graduated from the U.S. Navy Supply Corps Midshipmen Officers' School at the Harvard Business School. After the war, Ken joined Wm. J. Stange Co. and enjoyed a long career in Sales, retiring as Vice President Sales in 1973. Longtime residents of Glenview, Ken and Marcia were married on June 8, 1943. They joined the North Shore Country Club in 1958. In April, with family, he enjoyed his 92nd birthday dinner there. A memorial service will be held at the Lutheran Church of the Ascension, 460 Sunset Ridge Rd. (at Willow Rd.), Northfield, IL, at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 16. In lieu of flowers, a memorial gift remembering and honoring Ken's life may be given to the , earmarked for of Venice in memory of Frank Kenneth Koepke and Barbara Cornelsen Bradshaw, 2970 University Parkway, Suite 104, Sarasota, FL 34243. Funeral information: 847-998-1020.

Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on June 13, 2012
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