Frank Manuel Breakville
Frank Manuel Breakville 82, of Springfield, died at 9:50 am, Wednesday, July 11, 2012. He was born January 9, 1930 at home in Meredosia, Illinois to Frank August and Marie Haberer Breakville. He married Carolyn Frances Williams on April 2, 1960 at Bunn Park Christian Church and she survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Cindy (Bill) Burger and Libby (Joe) Speaks both of New Berlin; grandchildren, Emily and Katie Speaks, Joel, Hannah and Ben Burger all at home; sister, Rosalie Grindle, one brother-in-law; one sister-in-law and several nieces and nephews.
His parents; two brothers, David and Edward Breakville and three sisters, Edith Smith, Alberta Boes and Helen Rhoades preceded him in death.
Frank enlisted in the US Air Force and then switched to the US Army to enroll in OCS. Only 38 of the 300 plus members of his OCS class graduated. Frank graduated OCS 2nd in his class. He then served as a 1st Lt. during the Korean War.
He served as Vice President at Horace Mann Insurance Company before working for the State of Illinois. He retired from the State of Illinois as the manager of the Central Computer Facility. He was a member of West Side Christian Church where he served for years as a deacon and an active member of the TNT class.
He loved being with his family and beloved dog, Bakers, his daily lunches with his good friend, Buzz, listening to the Holy Bible, watching the Cubs and get togethers with “The Gang”.
Visitation: 1:00-3:00 pm, Saturday, July 14, 2012 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 3:00 pm, Saturday, July 14, 2012 at Staab Funeral Home with Pastor Charlie Duggins officiating.
Graveside Service: 10:00 am, Monday, July 16, 2012 at Camp Butler National Cemetery where Sangamon County Interveterans will conduct military honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital; Inner City Mission or to the Alzheimer’s Association.
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You will be much missed Uncle Frank. I love you! Your niece "Little Red" Sheree
Frank was a dear friend who I have spent many hours with both professionally and personally. I will forever carry memories and images of he and I fishing during the H.I.C.K.S. outings and having breakfast at Hardees with our wives. Heaven has a wonderful new citizen. Thank you Frank for your friendship. You added to the lives of all of those around you.
Libby and family, I am so sorry to read of your dad's passing. Please let your memories help keep you strong during this difficult time. With prayers, Janet
Dear, dear friends if only I could recall and share every time that Frank , at work or that ocassional lunch with the pre-retirement 'gang', talked about the 'red head', his very talented daughters and thier excellent choices in husbands. And then the grandchildren, the cutest, most talented grandchildren that ever existed. Then after retirement when I had the privilege of getting to know most of you we;; I realized he was right on every count. I know that when the Lord calls our loved ones home he leaves behind the gift of memories in exchange and I know yours are many, precious and very dear. Frank was an awesome boss, grounded in his faith which he shared often. He was fair and always ready to praise when applicable. He as respected and admired by all who met him and most will remember the open Bible he had in his office on his 'side bar'. My heart aches for all of you. God is in your corner now and always.
Graceia Golomb posted on 7/23/12
Dear Frank Breakville Family, Please accept my Sympathy for the loss of Frank. He was a great person and a wonderful, smart Boss. I worked for Frank under John Henry when Frank headed up the Systems Dept., for General Sevices in the Stratton Bldg. It was a wonderful opportunity to learn from Frank and work with his organization. My thoughts are with your family during this time of grieving. Graceia (Voyles) Golomb