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Frank A Scharfenberg
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Birth: 1899
Death: 1983

Frank ran Scharfenbergs', a men's clothing store at 201 E. Main Street, for 44 years. During and after World War II, he wrote to people in the armed forces. He created the column "A Letter From Home", (later entitled "Streator Sidelights") in the Streator newspaper, telling only "good news". In total 1,150 columns were printed, the last being on Feb. 7, 1966. He was highly praised for more than 21,000 letters and columns mailed. His scrapbooks are at the Historical Society.

-Riverview Cemetery: A self guided tour, 2nd ed. p 6. 
Riverview Cemetery
LaSalle County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Block 16 Row 7
GPS (lat/lon): 41.12415, -88.85046
Created by: Timothy M. Coplin
Record added: Nov 25, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31716878
Frank A Scharfenberg
Added by: Timothy M. Coplin
Frank A Scharfenberg
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