Frank Roger De Luca, 76, of Lake Thunderbird, Putnam, passed away Saturday January 21, 2017 9:45 pm at his home in Putnam.
Visitation will be Saturday January 28, 2017 from 10:00 to 11:00 am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Henry. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 am. Fr. Michael Schaub will officiate. Cremation rites will follow the mass. Burial will be at later date at St. Francis Cemetery, Putnam. Calvert & Johnson Memorial Home, Henry is in charge of arrangements.
Frank was born April 24, 1940 in Racine, WI to Louis and Linda (Ricchio) De Luca, Sr. He was united in marriage to Gretchen Horn on August 1, 1964 in Racine, WI. This past August they celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary.
Surviving are his wife, Gretchen, three children, Carolyn (Bill) Garske, of Camden, ME, Anthony (Susan) De Luca and Kenneth (Laura) De Luca, both of Germantown Hills, grandchildren, William and Jared Garske, Lauren and Frank De Luca, Hannah, Heather and Seth De Luca, brothers, Arthur De Luca, of Crooked Lake, WI and Kenneth De Luca, of Dallas, TX.
Frank was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Louis Jr and Richard De Luca, and sisters, Ersilia Nielsen and Linda Treiber.
Frank was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed fishing, the north woods, new cars and talking with everyone he met. Frank was owner of Engineered Equipment Sales.
Frank had served his country in the United States Army National Guard and the 32nd Infantry Division. He served from 1961 to 1964. He also was a member of the Crooked Lake Lions Club and was a volunteer fire fighter.