Allen Franck, a resident of Aurora, IL, passed away peacefully on January 9, 2017, surrounded by the love of his family.
Allen is survived by his beloved wife, Karen; his children, Melissa (Anthony) Frelo and Jeff (Liz Rusch-Franck) Franck; his cherished grandchildren, Anthony and Josh Frelo, Tyler and Georgia Franck; his dear sister, Joanne (Phil) Roberts and brother, Larry Franck. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Lillie Franck and his brother, Kenneth (the late Glenda) Franck.
Allen earned his bachelors and masters degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois. He was employed at Fermi Lab for over 30 years, as well as the owner of Aftech Engineering. He was a brilliant man who was able to fix anything. An avid runner, Allen completed the Chicago Marathon several times and qualified for the Boston Marathon. When he wasn’t running, Allen enjoyed walking on trails and hiking through nature’s beauty. Allen owned many motorcycles throughout his life and was always searching for the next fastest ride. Most of all, Allen loved his family and will be remembered as a loving husband, a doting father and an adoring grandpa.