Frank Hummel

Frank H. Hummel, 95, of Lewistown died at 9 p.m. Monday, June 23, 2003, at Prairie View Care Center in Lewistown.

He was born March 8, 1908, in Bloomington, a son of Robert J. and Venus Wilcoxen Hummel. He married Olive Owens on Oct. 1, 1933, in Vermont. She survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Richard (and DeEtt) of Lewistown and James (and Shirley) of Nebo, N.C.; one daughter, Janet (and Joseph) Stone of Macomb; two sisters, Anna Beadles of Canton and Wilma Duncan of Lewistown; 13 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, four sisters and two grandchildren.

A member of Fulton County Farm Bureau, he farmed in the Lewistown area for many years before retiring. He also worked in road and bridge construction and farm implement sales.

He developed the Hummel subdivision east of Lewistown. He also was instrumental in the development of Spoon River Towers in Lewistown, where he served as the board chairman.

He was a member of Illinois Street Christian Church in Lewistown, where he served as a trustee, deacon, elder emeritus and Sunday school teacher. He was a veteran member of the Fulton-Mason Camp of Gideons International.

He was a 50-year member of Lewistown Masonic Lodge 104, AF&AM; Peoria Consistory; and Mohammed Temple, Shrine, in Peoria.

He was an organizer and leader of the Busy Bees 4-H Club, established in 1946. He was the last living director of the Five-Five School.

He had been honored as a Lewistown Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Month.

Services were held Friday at his church with Rev. Leonard Leslie officiating. Masonic services were conducted at the visitation. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery. Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Lewistown was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to his church or to Gideons International.

From the Peoria Journal Star.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 7/2/2003

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