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Franklin E. Whisman

August 30, 1939 February 9, 2021
Franklin E. Whisman
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Franklin E. Whisman, 81 of St. Joseph, passed away at 10:51 p.m. Tuesday, February 9, 2021, at Carle Foundation Hospital.

Frank was born August 30, 1939, the son of Guy and Viola (Page) Whisman of
LeRoy, IL. He married Helen Evans on May 31, 1980.

Frank was a hardworking man and had a love for sitting behind the wheel of his semi. He drove for JM Jones/Super Valu for 34 years and was very proud of driving over 2 million miles accident free. He was most recently employed by Walmart. Up until the last few years he enjoyed working in his yard and fishing.

He was member of The Independent Order of Odd Fellows in LeRoy, Illinois.

Frank is survived by his wife, Helen of St. Joseph; son, Michael (Lisa) Whisman of Sidney, Maine; daughter, Julie (Steve “Doc”) Ellis of Mahomet; step-daughter, Cyndi Bury of Centralia; step-sons, Matt (Connie) Evans of Sidney and Richard (Julianne) Evans of Sidney, Montana.
Brothers; Tom Whisman of DeLand and Dale (Kim) Whisman of Farmer City; Frank had several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Frank was preceded in death by his parents, Guy and Viola Whisman; brother Lloyd Whisman and stepdaughter Heidi Evans.

A celebration of life will be held at a future date. Cremation rites have been accorded by Illiana Cremation Society. Condolences may be shared with the family on his everlasting memorial page at: www.IllianaCremationSociety.com.

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