The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

January 26, 2013

Frank J. 'Sonny' Carroll


DANVILLE — Frank J. “Sonny” Carroll, 79, of Danville, passed away at 3:50 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at the Veterans Affairs Illiana Health Care System, Danville.

He was born Sept. 26, 1933, in Danville, the son of Frank and Oria (Guth) Carroll, both deceased.

He was married to Sally Ann Juris on July 3, 1965, in Danville, until her passing on Jan. 17, 2008.

He is survived by his sons, Joseph Carroll of Danville and John Carroll of Fountain Hills, Ariz.; his daughters, Cheryl (Paul) Rome of Danville, Donna (Brad) Carlton of Georgetown and Janet (Michael) Greene of Westville; his grandchildren, Jason (Melissa) Rome of Danville, Andrew (Leslie) Rome of Covington, Ind., Britanee and Kathy Jo Carroll of Westville and Anna Carroll of Danville, Zane Greene of Westville and Jarret, Joshua and Kyle Carlton, all of Georgetown; his great-grandchildren, Liam, Amelia Sally, Logan and Jayson; his brothers-in-law, Bill Fredericks of Danville, Gregory (Patricia) Juris of Danville and Ronald (Donna) Juris of Bloomington; and his many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brother, John; and three sisters, Betty Fredericks, Mary Jane Cartwright and Jeannie Hardy.

Sonny was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army. He had worked as a carpenter for Vacketta & Sons Construction Co. and was a member of the Local 269 for 61 years. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Westville American Legion Post 51.

He enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, horse races and trips to casinos. He also enjoyed bowling and loved going to watch his grandchildren’s events. Sonny was an avid Chicago Cubs and Bears fan. He began the annual family vacation 35 years ago where his family enjoyed being together at Indiana Beach.

A Mass of Christian burial will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at St. Mary’s Church, 231 N. State St., Westville, with Fr. Timothy Sauppe officiating. Visitation will be 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at Sunset-Urbas Funeral Chapel, 414 S. State St., Westville. He will be laid to rest in Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be given in his name to St. Mary’s Church or Palliative Care at VA Illiana Health Care System.

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