Frank Ray Bemis

Death:Saturday, June 30, 2007
Ogle Co, Illinois

FRANK RAY BEMIS, age 84, of Rochelle died on Saturday, June 30, 2007 at his home with his family by his side. He was born on March 17, 1923, in DeKalb, the son of Ray and Ruth Phillips Bemis. Frank served from 1941 to 1945 in the US Army during WWII in New Guinea and Australia then finished his career at the Pentagon prior to moving home. He married Doris Woodrick on January 3, 1945 in Rochelle. Frank worked as an electrician at the Chystler Plant in Belvidere, and was a volunteer Rochelle Fireman. After retiring he taught at Kishwaukee Community College in the automotive department as a volunteer helping students receive their GED and E.S.L. classes. Member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church, V.F.W. Post 3878, and a charter member of the Golden K Kiwanis Club. His hobbies included Scuba diving, private piloting, Early American History Re-enactment, photography, and as a Ham radio operator. Preceded in death by his parents, brother: Eugene, and 2 sisters: Bobbi and Nellie.

Survivors include his wife Doris of Rochelle 3 sons: Tom (Louise) Bemis of Chana Frank (Joanne) Bemis, Jr. of Rochelle Dan Bemis o f Rochelle 2 daughters: Jerri (Erv) Kozlowski of Kingston Leslie Navejas of Franklin Grove 12 grandchildren: Adam, Amy, Alex, Arin, Tom, Bob, Michelle, Frank Jr., Beth, Allison, Megan, and Lindsey 7 great grandchildren

sister: Mary Boelkes of Mountain Home, Ark.

There will be a family graveside service held at the Lawnridge Cemetery with military honors provided by the V.F.W. Post 3878.

Burial at the Lawnridge Cemetery

Memorials may be made to the St. Paul Lutheran Church, Ogle County Hospice Assoc., or to the American Cancer Society.

Unger Horner Funeral Home is assisting the Family with their arrangements.

Source: Mortuary obit

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