Francis T Repcynski, Jr, 73, passed away on June 5, 2020, at home in Mahomet, Illinois.
Frank was born on December 14, 1946, in Janesville, Wisconsin, to Francis Repcynski and June Fritz Repcynski.
Frank grew up in Lombard, Illinois. He graduated from Glenbard East High School in Lombard in 1964. After high school he attended the University of Illinois at Champaign, Lewis College at Lockport, and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, where he received a B.S. Degree in 1970. He joined the United States Air Force in 1970 and served for six years. He served in the Vietnam War and was the recipient of the National Defense Service Medal, the Air Force Longevity Service Award, the Vietnam Service Medal, and the Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon.
Francis was Honorably Discharged in 1976, achieving the rank of Captain. He was an Aircraft Commander on the C-141/A Starlifter in the Military Airlift Command. During his service in the Vietnam War, he participated in Operations Babylift and Homecoming. He worked for the University of Illinois – Champaign, Facilities and Services until his retirement in 2002.
Frank enjoyed classic automobiles, all genre of music and endless projects. When he was a teenager, he attained the rank of Eagle Scout.
Frank is preceded in death by his parents Francis Repcynski and June Fritz Repcynski.
Frank is survived by sisters, Kathi and Terry, many family and many friends.
A memorial service will be held at Danville National Cemetery, Danville, Illinois, on Friday, October 23, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. A Military Burial with Honors will follow.
In lieu of flowers, his family and close friends request memorial donations be made to the American Legion, 412 East Main St, Mahomet, Il 61853.
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American Legion Post 1015 Auxiliary
412 E. Main Street, Mahomet IL 61853