Age 67 of Diamond, formerly of Chicago, passed away Monday March 18, 2019 at his home.
Born November 20, 1951 in Chicago, Frank Joseph was the son of Edward and Helen (nee Ciechna) Siwek. He was raised and educated in Chicago, and graduated from Thomas Kelly High School with the Class of 1971. On August 3, 1974, Frank married Donna Lynn Niemeyer in Berwyn.
He worked as an iron worker for Chicago Ornamental Irons for 25 years, and was a proud union member. Frank later worked for Schneider National and Mohawk Industries, Inc. as a truck driver. He was passionate about spending time outdoors, especially camping at Whispering Pines Campground in Marseilles. Frank liked to hunt deer and pheasant, and traveling to Wyoming was a special memory to him. He was gracious with his time, and thought it was important to help anyone in need and volunteer at local food pantries.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years: Donna Siwek of Diamond; two children: James (Jackie) Siwek of Coal City and Nick (Amy) Siwek of Killeen, Texas; three grandchildren: Jacklyn Murray, Ashley Murray, and Julie Ramsey; five sisters-in-law: Debra (the late Stanley) Mateja, Darlene (Joe) Anolowski, Deanne (Bruce) Kimball, Denise (Dave) Slechta, and Doris (Brian) Schaub, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Frank was preceded in death by his parents, and mother and father-in- law: John and Helen Niemeyer.
The family will receive friends on Friday March 22, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Reeves Funeral Home, 75 North Broadway Street (one block north of IL Route 113), in Coal City.
Cremation rites will be accorded following the visitation.
Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Frank's memory to P.A.W.S. animal shelters.
Family and friends may sign the online guest book, upload photographs, or share Frank's memorial page by logging onto: www.ReevesFuneral.com
Memorial services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Coal City (815) 634-2125.