Francis Biesk

Wood River | Friday, April 18 2014

Francis J. “Frankie” Biesk, 77, passed away at 11:40 pm on Friday, April 18, 2014 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, IL. 

He was born on January 25, 1937 in Golden Eagle, IL, the son of Joe J. and Ellen M. (Bryant) Biesk. He was formerly married to Dorothy (Brugger) Biesk. 

Frankie served his country in the U.S. Navy.  He was employed at Colonial Bakery in Alton for 35 years at a route man then became a route supervisor.  He then went to work as a route supervisor for Earth Grain. Frankie was a member of Wood River Moose Lodge # 1349 and the Wood River Masonic Lodge # 1062 AF&AM.   He was an Avid Carpenter, building houses and doing work throughout the river bend area.  He loved to golf and spend time in Florida where he was a snow bird.

He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Steven & Missy Biesk of Hartford; a daughter, Julia Frances of Alton; three grandchildren, Morgan and her husband PFC Tyler Robertson, MaKenzie Biesk and Joel Biesk; one granddaughter, Raeleigh; brother, sister’s and their spouses, Raymond & Martha Biesk, Rosemary Martin, Ivy & Gerald Eberhart and Theresa Nolte and several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother John Biesk.

Visitation will be from 4 pm to 8 pm on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto.

Funeral services will be at 1 pm on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at the funeral home with Pastor Charles West officiating. 

Burial will follow at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto. 

Memorials may be made to Hope Animal Rescue in Alton, IL. 

Online condolences and guestbook may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

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