Obit: Gasparac, A2/c Frank John #3 (1942 - 1966)


Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon



Surnames: Gasparac, Schunk, Dawes, Panneton, Sweet, Voss, Warner, Troy, Miller, Etherige, Morton, Plese, Stengel, Pickert, Genkins, Nelson, Howard, Larson, Briski, Gulczinski, Berg


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 4/21/1966


Gasparac, A2/c Frank John (6 November 1942 - 17 April 1966)


Military rites were held Tuesday afternoon from the Hill Funeral Home in Greenwood for A2/c Frank John Gasparac, 23, who was killed Sunday, April 17, on the island of Guam in an automobile-motorcycle accident.  Burial was made in the Greenwood Cemetery. An air force chaplain officiated.


Airman Gasparac, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Gasparac of Rt. 1 Greenwood, was born November 6, 1942, in the Town of Beaver.  He was graduated from Greenwood High School in 1960, and then worked in the post office at Highland Park, Ill., until January, 1963.


He enlisted in the air force August 12, 1963, and took basic training at Lackland AFB, Tex., and advanced training at Charleston AFB, S.C. before going to Anderson AFB on Guam in February.


Surviving besides his parents are four sisters, Mrs. William F. (Mae) Schunk of Muskego, Mrs. John W. (Ann) Dawes of Deerfield, Ill., Mrs. Robert J. (Josephine) Panneton of Forge Village, Mass., and Mrs. Joseph (Kathy) Sweet of Madison; and a brother, Jack A. Gasparac of Highland Park, Ill.


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 5/5/1966


Military funeral services for A2/c Frank John Gasparac, who was killed in an auto-motorcycle accident on the island of Guam April 17, were held April 26 from the Hill Funeral Home in Greenwood.  Officiating chaplain was Maj. Donald M. Berg of Camp Douglas.  The firing squad, color bearers and pallbearers were from Truax Field, Madison.  Burial was made in the Greenwood Cemetery.


Mrs. Wayne Voss sang, "America the Beautiful" and "Jesus is Always There."  She was accompanied on the organ by Mrs. Don Warner.


The escort was T/Sgt. E. J. Troy of Travis AFB. Calif.


Out of town people attending were: Mr. and Mrs. William Schunk of Muskego; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Dawes of Deerfield, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Panneton of Forge Village, Mass.; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Gasparac of Highland Park, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Sweet and son, David, of Madison; Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Miller of Gary, Ind.; Mrs. Ann Etheridge of Birmingham, Ala.; Mrs. Kenneth Morton of Troy, N. Y.; Mrs. Katie Plese of Granite City, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Stengel of Collinsville, Ill.; Mrs. Walter Pickert of Crown Point, Ind.; Miss Nancy Genkins and Mr. and Mrs. David Genkins of Highland Park, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Nelson of Skokie, Ill.; Mrs. Dale Howard and Mrs. Chester Larson of Wausau; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Briski of Thorp; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Miller of Dorchester; Mr. and Mrs. Steve Gulczinski of Minneapolis; and relatives and friends from Willard, Wausau, Stanley, Thorp, Loyal and Greenwood and surrounding area.




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