Frank Donald Knox, Jr., 78

Frank Donald Knox, Jr., 78

Frank Donald “Don” Knox, Jr.
1941 – 2020

Frank Donald Knox, Jr. 78, of Ottawa passed away on Monday, January 27, 2020 at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa.

A celebration of life will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at the Mueller Funeral Home in Ottawa. Military rites will be accorded by the American Legion Post 33 Veteran’s Group Honor Guard.

Frank was born on July 28, 1941, in Ottawa, to Frank Donald and Clarabelle (Brothers) Knox. He was a veteran of the US Navy. Frank married Cathy Smith on July 27, 1973 in Ottawa. He was a former member of the Ottawa Lion’s Club.

He is survived by his wife, Cathy, 4 children, Frank Donald (Kim) Knox, III, of Peru, Sherri Knox of Ottawa, Angela Wiechman, of Ottawa, and Shannon (Perry) May, of LaSalle, 8 grandchildren, Abbie May, Samantha May, Karli Knox, Amber Knox, Reese Wiechman, Avery Wiechman, Justin O’Beirne, and Tyler Knox, a great grandson, Dillinger Blakley, and a sister Lounetta (Richard) Ceja, of Ottawa.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Butch Frig, and a sister Carol Wheeler.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

You may sign the online guestbook and share remembrances at Mueller Funeral Home and Crematory 800 First Avenue, Ottawa, IL 61350 815-434-4433