Francis Leroy “Fran” Schupp, 89, of Washington, passed away at 3:10 a.m. on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at Washington Christian Village in Washington, IL.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, February 16, 2017 at New Apostolic Church in Peoria. Pastor Paul Wurtz and Pastor Chris Pearson will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church. Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield, IL at 1 p.m. Thursday after funeral services.
Francis was born on March 2, 1927 in Peoria, the son of Joseph and Irene (O’Haloran) Schupp. He married Joyce Murphy on December 31, 1953 in Metamora, IL. She survives.
Also surviving is his daughter, Susan (Michael) Donoho of Chillicothe, three grandchildren Joyle (Jim) Goeken of Troy, IL, Melinda (Aaron) Daum of Chillicothe, Michael II (Dawn) Donoho, of Rockport, IN; seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded by his parents, brother Richard and sister Joann Gibbs.
Fran was a WWII Navy veteran. He also enlisted with the U.S. Marine Corps and was honorably discharged. He was a life member of East Peoria VFW Post #2078.
Fran worked for Hiram Walker for 17 years as a cooper. He later worked for Caterpillar for more than 15 years retiring in September of 1991 as a machinist.
Fran was a member of Joseph Robbins Masonic Lodge #930, Order of the Eastern Star, and White Shrine of Jerusalem and Amaranth Inc. He was also a member of the New Apostolic church in Peoria. Fran was a life- long avid Chicago Cubs Fan.
Memorial contributions may be made in Fran’s name to New Apostolic Church in Peoria.