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Frank L. Livingston

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CHATSWORTH - Frank L. Livingston, 78, Chatsworth and Lake Geneva, Wis., died at 10:50 p.m. Monday (Dec. 3, 2007) at his residence in Chatsworth.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the United Methodist Church of Chatsworth, with the Rev. Ann Champion officiating. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the services Friday at the church. Cremation rites have been accorded and inurnment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left to the United Methodist Church of Chatsworth or to a charity of the donor's choice. Martin-Burke Funeral Home, Chatsworth is handling arrangements.

Frank was born Aug. 8, 1929, in Normal, a son of F.L. and Martha Stoddard Livingston. He married Jane Burt on Nov. 13, 1955, in Fairbury. She survives.

He is survived by his wife, Jane; one daughter Carla (John) Olson, Midland, Mich.; two sons, James (Karen) Livingston, Lake Geneva, Wis., and Richard (Linda) Livingston, Springfield; five grandchildren, Reuben Livingston, Joseph Livingston, Sarah Livingston, Samantha Olson and Alexis Olson; one sister, Suzanne (Roger) Coventry, Chatsworth; and one brother, William Livingston, Chatsworth.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister-in-law, Nellie Livingston.

Mr. Livingston was a graduate of Chatsworth High School and a 1951 graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University. He owned and operated a lumberyard and hardware store in Chatsworth. He served our country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Frank was a member of the United Methodist Church of Chatsworth, where he served for 13 years as a lay delegate and was also the chairman of the board of trustees. He was a member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity at IWU; the Chatsworth Lion's Club, where he served two terms as president; and the Chatsworth American Legion, where he was the Taps player for military funerals. He served on the Livingston County Board for 30 years and served two years as president, and was a board member for 30 years of Home Guarantee Saving and Loan Bank. Frank was also one of the founders and board members of Central Bank. He was a member of Big Foote Country Club in Fontana, Wis., where he won first place in senior champion golf in 1989. He also had two holes in one in 2006. He was a licensed pilot for 50 years.

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