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.
Friday, April 04
3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Kurtz Memorial Chapel
65 Old Frankfort Way Frankfort, IL 60423
Saturday, April 05
St. Peter’s United Church of Christ
12 W. Sauk Trail Frankfort, IL 60423
Saturday, April 05 Pleasant Hill Cemtery
Elsner Rd Frankfort, IL 60423