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Francis "Frank" Eaton

June 25, 1924 November 2, 2019
Francis "Frank" Eaton
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Obituary for Francis "Frank" Eaton

Peoria- Francis Leander Eaton, age 95, of Peoria, passed away peacefully at 4:30 AM on Saturday, November 02, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his family.

Born June 25, 1924 in Peoria, the oldest son of five siblings, was born to James L. and Ruth E. (Michael) Eaton. Frank graduated from Woodruff High School with the Class of 1942 and went on to honorably serve in the United States Navy during World War II. On January 29, 1947 he married Dorothy P. Knapp and together they cherished 42 years together. Dorothy passed away in 1989. One daughter Alice; one son Kevin; one brother and three sisters also preceded him in death. Frank worked as a foreman for CILCO for 33 years until his retirement in 1982. Frank was ordained a deacon in May 1997, reaching senior status in 2008, serving at St. Thomas Catholic Church, while also being member of Knights of Columbus, 4th Degree, Spalding Council #427 and Cursillo. He cherished times with his family, especially his grandchildren. Frank was a beloved husband, father and grandfather who was deeply loved and will be dearly missed.

Survivors include; two daughters: Susan K. Eaton of Albuquerque, N.M., and Jeannie (Gene) Pittman of Tecumseh, Mich.; five sons; David E. Eaton, Chuck (Linda) Eaton, and Denny (David Blasco) Eaton all of Peoria, Jerry (Carol) Eaton of Clive, Iowa, and Mark Eaton of Bartonville; one daughter-in-law Ann of Beaufort, SC; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren and over 25 nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 05, 2019 between the hours of 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM at St. Thomas Catholic Church with a recitation of the Rosary at 7:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, November 06, 2019 at 10:00 AM at St. Thomas Catholic Church with an additional visitation being held 30 minutes prior to mass. Msgr. Jason Gray will officiate and entombment will follow in Resurrection Mausoleum.

Memorials in Frank’s memory may be made to St. Thomas Education Fund or St. Vincent de Paul Society at St, Thomas Catholic Church.

Friends and family may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com.


Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

5

Nov

5:00 PM 11/5/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 11/5/2019 7:00:00 PM
St. Thomas Catholic Church

904 E Lake Ave
Peoria Heights, IL 61616

St. Thomas Catholic Church
904 E Lake Ave Peoria Heights 61616 IL
United States

Visitation

Wednesday

6

Nov

9:30 AM 11/6/2019 9:30:00 AM - 10:00 AM 11/6/2019 10:00:00 AM
St. Thomas Catholic Church

904 E Lake Ave
Peoria Heights, IL 61616

St. Thomas Catholic Church
904 E Lake Ave Peoria Heights 61616 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Wednesday

6

Nov

10:00 AM 11/6/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 11/6/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Thomas Catholic Church

904 E Lake Ave
Peoria Heights, IL 61616

St. Thomas Catholic Church
904 E Lake Ave Peoria Heights 61616 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Thomas Church

St. Thomas Grade School

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