|Birth: ||May 15, 1917, USA|
|Death: ||Jan. 20, 2001, USA|
Frank F. Damon, age 83, Sugar Grove, IL, passed away peacefully early Saturday evening, January 20, 2001 at Countryside Care Center, Aurora, IL. He was born May 15, 1917 in Oswego the son of Charles and Mabel (Falk) Damon. Frank grew up on Norris Rd. where the family moved when he was three. He attended Sugar Grove Schools until his senior year, when he transferred to Batavia High School where he graduated with the class of 1935. As a young man, he followed his father's footstep into farming on Norris Road. Through the years, the farm became a major gathering place for family and for the local farmers club. Stories abound of the four to five hundred people of all ages who gathered for bonfires and picnics. Frank went to work at the Walker Process Company, Aurora in 1960 and in 1971, they sold the family farm on Norris Road and moved to Dugan Woods. Following Frank's retirement in 1979, they moved to Constitution House, Aurora in 1995 where they have since made their home. In March of 1942, Frank was united in marriage to Lillian Lorenz. In October of that same year, he was drafted into the Army and served until April of 1945. Returning home, he began a life long community career that found him sharing and serving with friends and neighbors in a number of ways. As a life long member of the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church, Frank held many offices including Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Through the church, he became involved in scouting when his son, Richard was a boy and remained as Assistant Scout Master until 1972. Having become a member of the Big Rock American Legion Post shortly after the war, Frank later joined the Sugar Grove Post and served also as an officer with the Kane County Council, 11th District. In his retirement years, Frank became a charter member of the Sugar Grove Historical Society. He was also active in the Senior Citizens group.
In addition to his beloved wife of 59 years, he is survived by three children; eight grandchildren; and one great granddaughter. Carol (William) Crane of Big Rock, IL and their daughter, Elizabeth of Waukegan; Sandra (Larry) Flickinger of Sugar Grove, IL and their sons, Ralph of Shabbona, IL and Rodney of Bloomington, IL; Richard (Debbie) Damon of Batavia, IL and their family, Todd (Patti) Damon of Big Rock, great granddaughter, Emma, Marc of Big Rock, Scott Damon of Somonauk, Andrew Tannhauser of Batavia, Nicholas Damon of Batavia; two nieces, Catherine (Newell) Sutton of Center Point, IA and Alice Geisler (Paul) of Manchester, IA; and a community of friends.
Frank is preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Walter Damon.
Visitation hours will be at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn, Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. and Wednesday morning at church from 9a.m. until time of service. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 24, 2001 at 10 a.m. at the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church, 176 Main St. The Rev. Steven Good will officiate and interment will be at Garfield Cemetery. Memorials will be made in his name to the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church and mailed to P.O. Box 226 Sugar Grove, 60554.
For more information on the service, times, and directions, you can call 1-800-8-CONLEY or look on the internet at www.legacy.com.
Anna Lillian Lorenz Damon (1921 - 2013)*
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