Francis (Frank) M. Lyne of Wheaton, IL, formerly of Hillside

Written by Brust Funeral Home on March 15th, 2019

Frank LyneFrancis (Frank) M. Lyne of Wheaton, IL, formerly of Hillside, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday, March 14th. Born on October 17th, 1931 in Chicago to Michael and Mary Lyne nee Lynch, he grew up in Chicago and later moved to Oak Park. His entire life was shaped by his love of faith, education and family.

Frank started his education at Mundelein Seminary and later received his B.A. from Loyola University. He went on to receive his M.A. from DePaul University and also did additional graduate work in Guidance and Counseling and Administration and Supervision at Northeastern Illinois State, Chicago State, Northern Illinois University and Concordia College.

He carried his love of education into his professional life when he began his career at Argo Community High School. He served as a faculty member, the Curriculum Co-Ordinator and Athletic Director from 1955 until 1969. From there, he spent a year as the Field Representative for the Illinois Education Association. In 1970, he found his home at Proviso West High School. While at Proviso West, he served as the Chairperson of the Guidance Department and later the Assistant Principal until he retired in 1990. While at Proviso, he also served as part-time instructor in the night program at Triton College.

In 1953, he met the love of his life, Fran, when they both worked for Hartford Insurance Co., and they married in 1956. In 1957, while living in Oak Park, they had their first daughter, followed by their son in 1958. That year, they moved to Hillside and proceeded to have 12 more children in the next 17 years. Over the years, he managed to find time to coach the boys little league teams and cheer on the girls in whatever sport they chose to play.

As a devout Catholic, Frank dedicated his retirement years in the service of others. After moving to Wheaton in 1994, he became a member of the St. Vincent DePaul Society and also volunteered at Wyndemere Senior Living, leading residents in the rosary. His retirement was also spent enjoying all of his many grandchildren and watching them in their various sporting activities. He remained an active member of the community and parish until his death.

A Visitation will be held Sunday, March 17, from 2:00-8:00 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.  Funeral Services will be held Monday, March 18, with 9:15 AM prayers at Brust Funeral Home to St. James the Apostle Church, Glen Ellyn, for 10:00 AM Mass,  Interment will follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside.

In lieu of flowers donations to Alzheimer’s Disease Research, 22512 Gateway Center, Clarksburg, MD 20871 would be appreciated.

Call 888-629-0094 for information.


4 Comments so far ↓

  1. Katie (Kitty) O'Shea (nee Lyne) says:

    So sorry to hear of your passing.
    It was lovely to have met you a few times. (You look just like our Dad, Maurice). Sincere sympathy to Fran and all your family.
    May Frank’s Soul Rest In Peace.
    Tim, Katie, Lucy and Sean.

  2. Frank Stout says:

    I an so sorry to hear of Mr. Lyne’s passing. Mr. Lyne was one of my teachers and the Athletic Director when I attended Argo High School. He was a great teacher and role model to all of us who were fortunate enough to have him. Thanks for touching all of our lives. Rest in Peace Mr. Lyne.

  3. Mary Jordan Wiener says:

    A very sad time, what a lovely family. What a legacy. Condolences from the Jordan family.

  4. John klos says:

    So sorry to hear about the death of Mr. Lyme. He was my teacher at Argo High School(1959-63). He left a great impression on me as to how you should treat people. I will never forget our Latin class- he took ‘pity’ on me! Again, my condolences and prayers.

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