Frank Sven Kish, age 78, “sweet and lovable”

Written by Brust Funeral Home on April 23rd, 2017

kishFrank Sven Kish, age 78, “sweet and lovable,” passed away Friday, April 21, 2017.

Funeral Services will be Thursday with a visitation from 3 pm – 8 pm and a service at 5 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard. Interment will be at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.

Frank is survived by his beloved friends, Kathy and Melissa; also loved by Louise, Sue, Joyce, Ruben, Christopher and Amanda; father of Hans; many other friends.

Frank is preceded in death by his son, Erik.

Frank was Department of Illinois Commandant of the Marine Corp League from 1998-1999. He was the National Commandant of the Marine Corp League in 2006. Frank served on the Marine Corp Coordinating Council. He received the Chapel of Four Chaplain Award. Frank was the Man of the Year in 2015 for the Combined Veteran Association. He was a lifetime member of Military Order of Devil Dogs. Frank was a past-president of Rotary Club of Lombard and was the recipient of the Paul Harris Fellowship Award from Rotary International.

Donations to DuPage County Marine Corp. League-Scholarship Fund, c/o Chuck Wingard, 719 S. Lombard, Lombard, IL  60148.

For more info 888-629-0094.


15 Comments so far ↓

  1. Carol Martin says:

    Frank and I served together as Dept. Commandant and Dept. President from 1997 to 1999. He was a great guy and a proud Marine.
    Rest in Peace, my friend.

  2. Ken Ballard says:

    He was a mentor and friend at Midwest Technical Inspections. He will be missed.

    Ken Ballard
    Field Supervisor

  3. Irene Harriett says:

    Frank was one of the greatest people I came to know. My total respect for him and his great service to this country.

  4. Wendy Tarmon says:

    Frank was a wonderful, caring man who was always eager to help others. He was immensely proud of his service to our country, pride we shared with him. He will be sorely missed.

  5. Bob Humphrey says:

    Frank, you will be missed more than you probably will ever know. I hope your next office will allow you to reconstruct and display the Marine Corp’s last 242 years of history. But, you may want to ask if they have a policy about having an old handgrenade as a paper weight on your desk…..

  6. Mark P Helling, ISCM, USNR-Ret. says:

    Fair winds and following seas to Frank and condolences to his family. He was proud to wear the title of United States MARINE.

  7. Tracey Killinger says:

    I’ve known Frank for quite a few years through the Marine Corps League. He was a great guy. I used to call him a big teddy bear. I’m sorry for everyone’s loss.

  8. Rita Vermala-Koski says:

    Remembering Frank, the father, the husband and the friend. We were young, happy and full of energy as we cared for our children, worked hard and enjoyed incredible fun times together in Lombard. Your warm, cheerful smile will forever stay with me. Rest in peace my friend of so long ago. Rita in Seattle

  9. George "Gunner" Gocheff says:

    SemperFi Ad Finem brother.

  10. Britta and Keith Mulligan says:

    Goodbye my dear old friend. You will be missed more than you probably would guess. I bumped into you in the hallway at Southshore High, books went flying and you helped to pick them up. I looked up at this young skinny boy who helped me pick them up. Looked into those big brown eyes and fell hard. We were both 16 in 1956. I had only been months in United States, since we arriwed Feb.’56 Two yrs. Later we were married. June 27, 1958.We had two wonderful sons Erik and Hans. We had good times and some bad but we remained friends and you liked my husband Keith Mulligan right away.. Until we meet again, Britta and Keith.

  11. Katie Oster says:

    Melissa and Kathy,
    You have my sincere condolences during the loss of such a special person to you both! I will always remember Frank as such a kind-hearted individual and proud Marine! I know he will truly be missed! Now he is reunited with his buddy Patches


  12. charles bellar says:

    frank was my supervisor but first was a frind a mentor and a teacher.i dont think that anyone who knew him didnt consider him a friend,he was special.what more can be said about a person,

    see you at the rainbow bridge, charlie

  13. charles bellar says:

    the best charlie

  14. charles bellar says:

    so long frank charlie

  15. Phil Humble says:

    I remember Frank from South Shore HS and Horace Mann. We were in the same class. Did not know that he was a fellow Marine as I lost track of many classmates as I wandered around the world. . Hope that we meet again in the future while guarding the “Streets of Heaven”

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