Frank George Genetti

(April 19, 1913 – Nov. 3, 2010)

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Gillespie [Illinois] – Frank George Genetti, 97, of Gillespie, died at St. Francis Hospital, Litchfield on November 3 at 5:09 am.

He was born on April 19, 1913, in Gillespie to Charles and Rosa (Redolfi) Genetti. Frank married Helen Lorene Bouillon on March 28, 1937 in Gillespie. She preceded him in death on January 5, 2008. He was retired from the Macoupin County Highway Department and a farmer. Frank served on the USS Casablanca during WWII. He was a member of the American Legion Post 554 of Carlinville, served on Gillespie City Council for 20 years and served while the municipal building was planned and constructed. Frank enjoyed wood working, gardening and playing cards. Survivors include sons, William (Jean) Genetti of Auburn, Francis (Rita) Genetti of Carlinville, daughters, Rosalie (Jim) Sandretto of Gillespie, Deborah (Randy) Cox of Gillespie, brother, Bernard Genetti of San Jose, CA; 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, spouse, daughter-in-law, Sherry Genetti; brother, Charles Genetti; brother, Leonard Genetti; sister, Dorothy Keck.

Visitation will be on Nov. 5 at Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie from 5 until 8 PM. Services will be on Nov. 6 at 11 AM at SS Simon and Jude Church, Gillespie with Monsignor Larry Auda officiating. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Gillespie.

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