Frank Garrett

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LACON - Frank Miles "FM" Garrett, 82, of Lacon passed away at 6:10 a.m. on Saturday, July 12, 2014, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

The son of the late Stanley M. and Velda Jury Garrett, he was born on Feb. 26, 1932, in Peoria, Ill.

He attended Bradley University and was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. He graduated from Northwestern Dental School in 1957. FM was in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Rabat, Morocco, as a dentist.

He married Lucille Capponi on July 14, 1983. She survives, along with his two children, Jonathan (Kris) Garrett of Wilmette and Melinda (Glen) Martin of Steamboat Springs, Colo. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Justin and Jordan Garrett and Skyler and Brandon Martin; and his sister, Sandy Garrett Ullman of Peoria.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law, Richard Ullman.

He was a dentist with his father, Stanley, in Lacon, Ill., for 40 years and was a member of the Illinois Dental Society, Lacon Country Club and The Lacon United Church of Christ.

FM was an avid reader and a Civil War and history buff. He also enjoyed skiing, golf, tennis, flying and all sports on TV. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and a kind person.

Cremation rites have been accorded, and a private family service will be held on Friday, July 25. A celebration of life fellowship will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Lacon Country Club that day.

Memorials can be made to The United Church of Christ, Lacon Sparland Ambulance or Lacon Library.

Online condolences can be left at

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Lenz Memorial Home
823 5th Street
Lacon, IL 61540
(309) 246-2465
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Published in Peoria Journal Star from July 20 to July 21, 2014
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