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Wilbur Hossbach

December 8, 1925 - September 23, 2016

Burial Date October 4, 2016

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Wilbur Herbert Fredrick Hossbach (Willy) age 90, of Frankfort, born to Henry and Viola Hossbach of Frankfort on December 8, 1925 and passed away peacefully on September 23, 2016.

He married Lois (Cooper) in 1947 and they moved to the family farm in Frankfort where he farmed all his life.  He was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

He is survived by his loving daughters, Audrey (Carlton) Yoshioka and Diane (Bill) Been: grandchildren, Shane (Nicole) Been, Dirk (Cee) Been, Nicolas (Kerrie) Been, Billie Jo (Wes) Larsen, Zachary Yoshioka, Jami (Mike) Ribaudo and Sylus Been; 13 great-grandchildren; brothers Norman (Betty) Hossbach and Wayne (Carol) Hossbach; sister Evonne Fedak; sister-in-law Sally (Marvin) Cooper; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, his sister Marian (Howard) Seemann; in-laws Marvin Cooper and Carol Hossbach, niece Debra, nephew Gary, and great-granddaughter Olivia Larsen.

Willy was a life-long farmer and active in numerous farm activities.  He also was an operator of heavy equipment and retired from Local 150. He served as member/president of the Frankfort School Board and was an active Frankfort Volunteer Fireman. He was a life-long member of St. Peter’s U.C.C. in Frankfort. He loved antique vehicles and built his own collection.  He restored them and shared them with others at parades and Cruise Nights. He was active in the Frankfort Car Club.  He supported Lois in her many activities and found himself folding newspapers, setting up quilts and numerous other “honey-do” tasks. He was active in bowling, golf leagues and snowmobiling—and a family champion at dominoes!  He enjoyed traveling on cruises and Farm Bureau Tours.  He always enjoyed finding out about other farmers!  He was happiest when the crops looked good and he could help someone.  His generous spirit and energy will be missed.

Memorials requested to St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Frankfort or to the family for a charity of their choice.

Visitation Monday, Oct 3 from 3-8 PM at Gerardi Funeral Home Lincoln Hwy at 95th Ave (1 block east of LaGrange Rd on Rt 30) Frankfort, Illinois.  Visitation Tuesday, Oct 4 at St. Peter’s in Frankfort from 9:30 AM until the time of the services at 10:30 AM.

Interment Skyline Memorial Park Monee, Ill. For funeral information, please call 815-469-2144.