Francis J “Frank” Allegretti Sr.

Francis J “Frank” Allegretti Sr.

Elgin, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 23 Jun 2009 (aged 64)
Cambridge, Jefferson County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Cambridge, Jefferson County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorial ID 38928276 · View Source
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Frank was 64 when he passed away and was the oldest son of Peter J. & Adeline (Vesley) Allegretti. He spent his childhood years in Illinois, moving to Genoa City, WI in 1951 when his family relocated to resume farming. Growing up on the family farm, he spent many hours building, tuning and racing his favorite hotrods, much to the dismay of his parents.
He attended Badger High School, graduating in 1962. After high school, he attended aviation classes in Kenosha.
He then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1964. During his years of service, his primary duties were in communication and security, spending time in Texas and Alaska serving his country. In addition to honorably serving his country, he acquired a true love of flight and the sense of freedom it provides.
He was a draftsman for Norland Co., and was subsequently employed by Xerox Corporation for 30 years before retiring. In 1989, he achieved his dream when he flew solo with the guidance and instruction of Jim Campbell. Since that time, he logged many hours in the air, traveling the country in his Piper Warrior or his Piper Cub. Frank often spoke of a return trip to Alaska to visit the Air Force base where he was stationed in the 1960s. After several months of meticulous planning, in June 2002, Frank and his brother, Pete, embarked on an exciting adventure journeying from Wisconsin to Alaska. They spent two weeks on this journey, taking time to enjoy the sights along the way. Frank was involved in several aviation related organizations and events including membership in the Experimental Aircraft Association Vintage Aircraft, volunteering his time annually during AirVenture, being a volunteer pilot for the Young Eagles program which provides flight opportunities so that youth can experience the world of aviation, and membership in the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. Frank was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing and all the great wonders nature provides. He also enjoyed shooting clays at the Jefferson Sportsman Club.
On April 23, 1994, Frank was united in marriage with Cheryl Jensen. They honeymooned on a Caribbean cruise. They both enjoyed traveling, making regular trips to Door County and Galena, IL. Frank was a truly selfless man, always willing to assist others in any way asked of him. Frank spent countless hours serving his church in various ways. He generously shared his time and treasures with everyone he encountered. Frank adored his grandchildren, playing a significant, positive role in each one of their lives. He enjoyed playing baseball with the older grandchildren, earning the title of "all-time pitcher," and reading to or playing hide and seek with the younger grandchildren. He simply treasured the time spent with them and they with him, regardless of the activities at hand.
Frank leaves behind his wife, a son, two daughters and their husbands, seven grandchildren, a brother and his wife, a sister, two nephews, a niece, and by the mother of his children. Preceding him in death were his parents, Peter and Adeline.


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  • Find a Grave Memorial 38928276
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Francis J “Frank” Allegretti Sr. (24 Sep 1944–23 Jun 2009), Find a Grave Memorial no. 38928276, citing Lake Ripley Cemetery, Cambridge, Jefferson County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Kathy (Weller) Medick (contributor 46877710) .