On June 28, 1952, he married Ann Spinello in Gary, West Virginia, and she survives him. Frank was a mining engineer, a United States Air Force veteran who served during World War II, and an alumnus of the University of Illinois. He was actively involved in various organizations, including the Boneyard Boccie Club, the St. Joseph Catholic Church Council.
The Knights of Columbus, and the Benton Elks. He also served on the council of the St. Joseph Catholic Church. Frank is survived by his loving wife, Ann Padavic, residing in Benton, Illinois; his sons, Gary Padavic and wife Terry Roemer of Oakland, California, and Chris Padavic and wife Paula of Evansville, Indiana; his late son, Joe Padavic; his daughter, Fran Williamson, and husband Kemal of O’Fallon, Illinois; his daughter-in-law, Rhonda Padavic Trusty of Benton, Illinois; and nine grandchildren, including Jeff Padavic.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Milan Padavic and Josephine Padavic, and his siblings, John, Milo, Andrew, and Mike Padavic, as well as Mary Padavic, Ann Knepper, and infant sister Katherine Padavic. Visitation will take place from five in the evening until eight in the evening. A prayer service is scheduled for Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at 7:30 PM local time at the Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home in Benton, Illinois.
A funeral liturgy will be held on Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Benton, Illinois, at ten o’clock in the morning, with Father Joseph Trapp presiding over the service. The American Legion and V.F.W. of Benton will oversee the funeral and burial ceremonies. Frank Padavic will be interred in the Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to either the St. Joseph Catholic Church or the Alzheimer’s Association. To leave a message in the memorial guestbook, please visit www.hobbsjohnson.com.