Frank served our country in the United States Navy and was a cement mason Local #161, Joliet, Illinois. He was a Ham radio operator, call sign WB9JMK, a wonderful wood carver, enjoyed painting and building. Frank was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather. He will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter, Michelle A. Paulsen.
Frank is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Brenda Donnelly of the home; his children, Cheryl Phelps and husband Joe of Diamondhead, Mississippi, Cathy Paulsen of Dwight, Illinois, Chuck Donnelly and wife Lisa of Katy, Texas and Cindy Wilkerson and husband Mike of Suwanee, Georgia; his step-children, Krista Hicks and husband Steve of Morris, Illinois, Kari Stutzki of Morris, Illinois and Richard Stutzki and wife Sherry of Davenport, Iowa; 20 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Maryellen Criscione and husband Bill of New Lenox, Illinois and Pat Pierce of Jacksonville, Florida; as well as several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at a later time. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of Frank may be made to Seasons Hospice, 1831 W. Melville Road, Springfield, Missouri 65803 www.seasonsfoundation.org/donate-today .