Frank A. Lakowski Posted: 2020-03-17 09:06:41


Frank A. Lakowski, 95, of Huntley, died on March 15, 2020.
Frank was born on November 9, 1924 in Chicago to parents Michael and Magdalena (nee Dmuchowski) Lakowski.
Frank was a proud veteran of the United States Army and was honorably discharged as a staff sergeant. He was a radio operator in the war, and upon returning home became an amateur HAM radio operator. He was a skilled engineer, and a lifetime member of IEEE. Frank’s true passion in life was his family. Family vacation with his wife and children were some of his favorite memories. He was doting grandpa and great-grandpa and loved to joke with the little ones.
He is survived by his children, Steve (Irene) Lakowski, Jeff Lakowski, Laura (Gary Jeffers) Lakowski, and Janice (Dave) Yost, his grandchildren, Kyle, Kenneth (Anne), Ryan, Kaylin (Branden), Samantha, and Karly, his great-grandchildren, James, Drew, and Ellie, his sister, Irene Raczka, many nieces and nephews, and his beloved dog, Roscoe.
He is predeceased by his beloved wife of 66 years, Vivian (nee Wogelius), and his son, Frankie Lakowski.
Visitation will be held on Friday, March 20, 2020 from 8:30am to 9:30am at DeFiore Funeral Home - 10763 Dundee Road, Huntley. Following visitation, a Funeral Mass will be held at 10am at St. Mary Catholic Church - 10307 Dundee Road, Huntley.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to Alzheimer’s Association are requested.
For further information please call the funeral home at 847-515-8772 or online condolences may be directed to

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Jeffrey A 2020-03-17 20:08:37

My sincerest condolences to all of you. Your dad’s humor, generosity and hilarious way he interacted with his family are warm memories for me. He did well and is an honored man.

Ted Kuhn 2020-03-17 21:18:58

So sorry for your loss, my condolences to Janice, Laura and the rest of the family. Only met him a couple of times years ago, but those memories were all good. Ted

Margaret Yamin 2020-03-18 09:36:55

My deepest condolences to the family. It was always wonderful to see Frank and family members at the Lakowski picnic. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Donna. Campbell 2020-03-18 09:39:20

Sorry for your loss sending prayers love you kaylin and Brandon.

Judy hannon 2020-03-18 10:07:33

Dear Frank. I brought him and Vivian communion on Sundays. She was the love of his life. It makes me smile now to think of them up in heaven. I am sure he is sooo happy now. Jeff, you were a very good and capable care giver and Frank appreciated your presence every day. He loved his family very much. We would talk about Father Ryan at our same parish - St. Eugene. May he Rest In Peace.

Susan Shallow 2020-03-18 11:21:19

So sorry to hear of your father passing, he was a very good man.

Candace Calderone 2020-03-18 11:21:23

Laura and family. Sorry for the loss of you Dad

Tom Sullivan 2020-03-18 11:58:08

So sorry for your loss.

Lisa Schewe 2020-03-18 16:56:56

Frank was such a wonderful man; I adored him and Vivian. My parents met at Vivian and Frank's wedding, and they remained my parents' dearest friends to the end of their lives. I am so very, very sorry for your loss. Vivian and Frank left the world a beautiful legacy in your extended family.

Jayne Ponsot 2020-03-18 20:19:17

So sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad, Laura. Your family is my thoughts and prayers.

Matt & Jeannine Crow 2020-03-18 21:33:55

Very sorry for family’s loss.

Deacon Conrad and Linda Wojnar 2020-03-18 21:55:15

Our heartfelt condolences and prayers are with you in this difficult time.

Anthony Charles Wojnar 2020-03-18 22:04:02

I'm incredibly sorry for your loss, and I wish you the best during this very difficult period of time.

RICHARD MALINOWSKI 2020-03-19 16:18:05

My condolences to Janice , Laura and the Lakowski Family. I only spoke with him a few times years ago and we talked a lot about condensers. He was really knowledgeable and interesting to talk to.

Holly Smith 2020-03-20 08:34:46

May you rest in peace beside your lovely wife. My sincerest condolences to the entire family losing a father and grandfather is never easy but, be assured that there’s no more pain... God has blessed you all.

Noreen and Terry Salm 2020-03-22 21:37:24

So sorry to hear of Franks passing. He and Vivian where wonderful neighbors and friends. They will be missed.