Beloved Founding Father Dies

Al Krusemark

Albert H. Krusemark Jr. passed away peacefully on March 25, 2014, in his home of 74 years in Frankfort, IL. He was 98 years old and was cherished by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Bernice Weichbrodt Krusemark, in 2003, and his son Al Krusemark III of Frankfort in 2005. He is survived by his daughter Mrs. Sue Phillips of Urbana, Illinois, along with 9 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.
Al’s life was devoted to supporting and growing the community of Frankfort, and spending time with his many beloved friends and family. A member of the Bar Association for over 60 years, he served as the Frankfort Village Attorney for 11 years. Additionally, Al faithfully served Frankfort State Bank as a Director, President, and Chairman of the Board for over 47 years. As a founder and member of the Lincoln-Way School District #210 Board of Education for 12 years, he was also the driving force behind the construction of Lincoln-Way High School. In addition to all his accomplishments in business and community, Al somehow also found time to be an award winning dairy farmer, garnering numerous awards for his achievement from the Holstein-Friesian Cattle Association and President of the Pure Milk Association. Throughout his life though, perhaps Al’s greatest achievements were in his efforts as a dedicated humanitarian and family man. He served as the Charter President and an active member of the Frankfort Lions Club for over 50 years, while also teaching Sunday school and actively serving on the board at St. Peter’s UCC. In his spare time, “Krusee” enjoyed pheasant hunting expeditions, wayward boating trips to Cabbage Key and beyond in Punta Gorda, FL, and gin rummy marathons with his family and friends. As an alumnus of the University of Illinois he also enjoyed attending Illini football games even at age 90! Al’s life was spent in service to others, bringing joy and happiness to all that had the honor of spending time in his company.
Visitation will be at the Kurtz Memorial Chapel 65 Old Frankfort Way, Frankfort, Illinois on Friday, April 4 from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ 12 W. Sauk Trail Frankfort, Illinois on Saturday, April 5 at 11:00 a.m., internment to follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Frankfort, Illinois. In Lieu of flowers Alzheimers Assoc.

FUNERAL SERVICES

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VISITATION
Friday, April 04
3:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Kurtz Memorial Chapel

65 Old Frankfort Way Frankfort, IL 60423

FUNERAL SERVICE
Saturday, April 05
11:00 AM

St. Peter’s United Church of Christ

12 W. Sauk Trail Frankfort, IL 60423
INTERMENT
Saturday, April 05 Pleasant Hill Cemtery

Elsner Rd Frankfort, IL 60423

 

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A Very Short Video Of the Sled Derby

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2014-Cardboard Sled Derby or Idadarod

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The Frankfort Lions Club is holding its Second Annual Cardboard Sled Derby as part of  Winter on the Green.  The Derby will happen on

Sunday, 26 January 2014, 1:00 P.M. til 3:00P.M.

Where: The Breidert Green at Kansas and Ash in historic Frankfort.

The concept is simple. Kids and their dads make a sled out of cardboard boxes and duct tape. The dad pulls the child in a side by side race against another Kid-dad duo. The event goes on whether there is snow or not. Either way we all have fun. The LIONS award some prizes and everyone has hot chocolate and cookies to warm up.

Build and decorate your sled at home using simple materials:

Material List:

1. Cardboard Boxes

2. Duct tape

3. White glue

4. Rope for pulling

5. Paint or marker pens

After the races, the kids can also kick field goals, and play one on one hockey.

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2013-Peace Poster Contest

A great big thank you to the students from Summit Hill and Hilda Walker Middle schools who participated in this year’s Peace Poster Contest.

The 2013-theme is “Our World, Our Future”

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Emily Comstock

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Sara Comstock

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Caira Molinare

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Faith C. Broman

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Besse Yujia Zhang, First Prize Winner

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A Shadow of Peace, Artist Unidentified

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Emma Dickenscheint, Second Prize

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Nicole Zracka, Third Prize

The Frankfort Lions congratulate the winners and all participants for the outstanding effort they expended to make their vision of Peace known to us.

The Frankfort Lions submitted the winning poster to the District for further judging. We proudly announce that District judges selected Besse Yujia Zhang as the District winner. Her poster will advance to the State level of competition.

We will announce further news as we receive it.

The theme for 2014-2015  is “Peace, Love and Understanding.”

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Regular Meeting At Aurelio’s

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The Frankfort Lions Club will meet Monday, 11 November at 6:30 p.m. at Aurelio’s Restaurant at 9901 W. Lincoln Highway ( Rte30). Socializing begins at 6:00 p.m. There is a cash bar and a buffet dinner planned by Lion Mia.

Our normal venue, Founder’s Place, is closed because it is Veteran’s Day.

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Eat a Meal, Help Feed the Needy

The Frankfort Lions are offering a deal from Kup a Joe Cafe. On November 18,19, 20 and on December 16, 17, 18  present a copy of this coupon to your waitress when you sit down to order a meal at Kup A Joe’s. The Cafe will donate proceeds toward  the Frankfort Lions Holiday Food Basket program within the Frankfort area.

Lions Coupon

Click the coupon button below to print a copy for your use. Invite your friends, print more and spread the word around to help the Lions. Print six and take one to Cup a Joe’s Cafe each day of the offer, and enjoy a great meal in a friendly atmosphere. The food is great and the staff is super.

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Lions Helping Afghanistan

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What? Did You Say?

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What? is a famous question word for someone with hearing impairment. If you find yourself responding with “what” maybe a hearing test is what you need.

The Lions hearing bus will be at the Frankfort Township building on Route 30 across from Kohls taking part in the Senior Health Fair from 8:30 to 11:00. a.m. on Wednesday 25 September 2013.
 Maybe we can get a few of our SENIORS out to take advantage of the event and get their hearing tested for free!

 

 

 

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Giving Away $10,000

IMG_0168The regular meeting of the Frankfort Lions Club is on Monday, September 9, 2013 at the Smokey Barque Restaurant on the corner of Ash and Kansas streets. Socializing begins at 6:00 p.m. the meeting begins at 6:30.

Smokey Barque will open a cash bar on the main level, and the dinner takes place upstairs. A guest fee of $25. is in effect.

Lion President Steve Juveland will present the winner of the Grand Raffle with the $10,000 first prize, and District Governor Dave Wheeler will be there to talk to us about Lion activities.

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In My Merry Oldsmobile

As promised, we present the photos from the “Pose on the Olds” activity at the “32 Annual Grand Raffle and Dance.” We invited our guests to give a dollar to pose for a picture on the Olds. Here are those generous people:

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A Real 1904 Oldsmobile

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Frankfort Lions 1904 OLDS Replicar

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