Mechanic 02

John E DuFrane

January 11, 1967 ~ July 28, 2020 (age 53)


Champaign- John Edward DuFrane, 53, of Champaign, passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2020.

John was born on January 11, 1967 at Carle Hospital in Urbana to Rondeau K. DuFrane and Mary Elizabeth (Johnson) DuFrane.

John worked in the Champaign-Urbana area as a mechanic for more than 25 years. John had a great love for music, riding his motorcycle, and gardening. Dearest to his heart was being a father to his two surviving children, Jack (age 16), Nina (age 13) and co-parenting them with their mother and best friend Sarah B. Summers who he was married to from March 4, 2005 to November 20, 2009.

John is survived by his mother: Mary Elizabeth (Johnson) DuFrane of Mahomet, IL; three sisters: Jackie (DuFrane) Ohl (Jeff) of Mahomet, IL, Erin DuFrane-Woods of North Liberty, IA and Darla (DuFrane) Copsy (Jon) of Mattoon, IL. He has six surviving nieces and nephews: Lauryn Carr (Michael), Ryan Ohl, Peyton Woods, Aaronson Woods, Samantha Copsy, and Danielle Copsy.

He was preceded in death by his father, Rondeau K. DuFrane and step mother Rita A. DuFrane of Saint Joseph, IL, grandparents: Lloyd E. Johnson and Peggy (Cain) Johnson of Rantoul, IL and John F. And Jewell (Collins) DuFrane of Urbana, IL.

Private services will be held.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to The John E. DuFrane Memorial Fund at any Busey Bank location. Proceeds will go to his children.



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