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Francis Robert “Frank” Duchon

Francis Robert Duchon (Frank), age 86 of Oak Park. US Army Veteran. Beloved husband of the late Rosemary (nee Leker), loving father of Frank Jr. (Shauna), Ann (Richard) Murrell, Judy (Tom) Totin, Maribeth Duchon, Bill Duchon, Rose Duchon, Ed (Jenny) and Dan (Nancy), cherished grandfather of Megan, Casey, Emily, Carrie (Jason), Kyle, Matthew (Heather), Jessica, Rebecca (Levi), Joe, Jenni, Nick and Sara, great-grandfather of Michael, Mariya, Jacey, Jack, Bella, Max, Taylen, Cameron and great-great grandfather of Bentley, dear twin brother of William and the late Method and Martha Duchon. Frank was raised in Berwyn and attended Fenwick High School in Oak Park. He played football on the 1945 Chicago City Championship team and went on to play at Ball State where the team went undefeated. He was inducted into Ball State’s Hall of Fame. Frank taught high school and coached football at Morton West High School in Berwyn. He raised his family in Oak Park. Memorial Visitation Saturday, January 31, 10:30am until time of Memorial Mass, 11:00am at St. Mary of Celle Church, Berwyn. Interment Mount Auburn Cemetery, Stickney. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.KuratkoNosek.com. Info: (708)447-2500.

Memorial Visitation
Saturday, January 31st, 2015 – 10:30am to 11:00am at St. Mary of Celle Church
Corner of 15th Street and Euclid Avenue

Memorial Mass
Saturday, January 31st, 2015 – 11:00am at St. Mary of Celle Church

Mount Auburn Cemetery
*Family and friends are asked to go directly to the cemetery office immediately following the Memorial Mass*

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When I think back to my high school years at Morton West there are few people who stand out more in my memory than Coach Duchon. He was tough and demanding, intimidating at times, but fair in how he treated his players. I can still hear him shouting, Dig! Dig! Dig! and a few more colorful phrases of encouragement. He, like the other coaches of that era, made a difference in the lives and perspectives of the young men with whom he worked. I thank him for that. I send my condolences to his family, who I am sure miss him very much.

Chuck Czuprynski Jan 31 2015 7:37 PM

Bill and Mary Beth please accept my most sincere condolences. I am so sorry for your loss and will keep you and your family in my prayers. Bill , alot of your Ascension classmates have been asking about you and also send there deepest symapathies. I would love to hear from you. Your Friend , Pat

Pat Pohl Jan 30 2015 10:53 PM

To the good old Duchon family, Frank was a great guy. I never knew he was a college hall of famer; a very humble man. Its amazing how patient he and your mom and the rest of their generation were with the rascals from our generation. God bless him and may the good Lord grant you peace and comfort in your fathers loss. Bob Hart

Bob Hart Jan 29 2015 2:19 AM

I have such good memories of Uncle Frank. What fun we always had at his house with his amazing family. I was able eventually to kinda tell him apart from his twin brother Bill. They were quite a pair, like bookends. We will not forget Uncle Frank.

Jane Duchon Adler Jan 20 2015 8:12 PM