FRANK G. BEELOW

Frank G. Beelow Frank G. Beelow, 78, passed away peacefully Jan. 7, 2013. Frank was born at home in Fremont Township on July 27, 1934, and remained a lifelong resident and farmer there. He served in the US Army from 1957 to 1959, attaining the rank of specialist fourth class. Frank was also a lifelong member of the Lake County Farm Bureau and a longtime member of Glenridge Gun Club. He was a board member of the Lake County Fair Association since 1996, where he served as chairman of the Entertainment and Advertising Committee for several years. He also sat on the Building Committee and was the executive director of the fair for the past year. Frank was a strong supporter of 4-H. He was the owner of Beelow's Body Shop in Grayslake from 1968 to 1987 and he retired as a heavy equipment appraiser from Crawford & Company after 12 years of service. Frank was preceded in death by his father, Frank H. Beelow; mother, Anna Beelow (nee Bauernschmidt); and his granddaughter, Tabitha Gray (nee Beelow). He is survived by his children, Timm Beelow, Connie Beelow (nee Braun), Duane Beelow, Karen Beelow (nee Knoll), Debbie O'Bryan (nee Beelow), Jim O'Bryan, Dan Beelow, Hope Beelow (nee Trzebny) and Rodney Beelow; grandchildren, Tessa Beelow, Samm Beelow, Breannin Beelow, Lukas Beelow, Molly O'Bryan, Austin O'Bryan, Sarah O'Bryan (nee Potter), Danielle Beelow and Jake Beelow; great-grandchild, A.J. Gray;and his sister, Rose Ann Kraemer (nee Beelow) and brother-in-law, Donald Kraemer. He also had many nieces and nephews that he loved dearly. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at McMurrough Funeral Chapel, Ltd., 101 Park Place (Route 176, one block east of Milwaukee Ave.), Libertyville. Following services, interment with military honors at St. Mary Cemetery, Fremont Center. Visitation will be Friday, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Fremont Township Food Pantry, 22376 W. Erhart Road, Mundelein, IL 60060, would be greatly appreciated. For funeral information, 847-362-2626. Please sign the guest book at libertyvillefuneralhome.com.

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald from Jan. 9 to Jan. 10, 2013