Franklin C. Beckley, age 89 of Yorkville, IL passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2023, at Rush Copley Medical Center in Aurora, IL. He was born on April 7, 1933, in a farmhouse near Rossville, IL, the son of Madeline and William Beckley.
He graduated from Rossville High School in 1951 where he played basketball and football. From 1953 until 1955 he served in the United States Army as a military policeman. Frank spent nine months in Korea and was honorably discharged. On July 1, 1956, he married Ann Chandler, and they spent many happy years together. They raised three daughters, Brenda, Teresa, and Diana. Frank worked at Caterpillar for 32 years where he retired as a general foreman. Frank and Ann loved to play golf. In his younger days, Frank loved to fish and hunt. For many years he would spend a week fishing in Canada.
He is survived by his children, Brenda (Rick) Voeks of Batavia, IL, Teresa (Dave) Walker of Sevierville, TN, Diana (Don) Beebe of Sugar Grove, IL; his grandchildren, Eric (Rebecca) Pierce, Heather (Patrick) Reilly, Jeannie (Jeff) Wertz, Nick Voeks, Michael (Jordan) Voeks, Corey (Rachel) Boone, Jonah (Maggie) Walker, Jason Walker, Jennifer Young, Amanda (Brett) Currens, Chad (Kenzie) Beebe, Makayla Beebe, and Kaitlyn Beebe; as well as his many great grandchildren.
He is preceded by his wife, Ann Beckley; his parents, William, and Madeline Beckley; his sisters, Rebecca Shepherd and Virginia Graham.
A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, January 15, 2023, at Fox River Lutheran Church, 2785 E. US 52, Sheridan, IL. Interment will be held at 12:30 PM on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at Rossville Cemetery, Rossville, IL.
Friends may visit from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM on Sunday, January 15, 2023, at Fox River Lutheran Church.
Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes & Crematory, www.NelsonFuneralHomes.com or (630) 533-7611.