Elmwood Funeral Chapel & Crematory

Visitation Information

Frank Stipes, Jr.

Passed away on June 8, 2019

Frank Stipes Jr., age 74.  Late of South Holland, Illinois.  Passed away June 8, 2019.  Beloved husband of Joan Polus Stipes for 34 years.  Loving father of Dina Stipes Williams, Michael A. Watta, Kimberly Watta, Arlene Lorenc, Thomas R. Watta, and Brian E. Watta.  Dearest grandfather of 13 and great grandfather of 2.  Dear brother of Lois Treat, Kenneth Stipes, Janie Newman, Noah “Bud” Stipes, Ruth Ell, Charles Stipes, Carol Dalton, the late Jackie Walden, and the late Robert  Stipes.  Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews.  Veteran of the U.S. Navy.  Frank and Joan were the prior owners of W&W Foreign Auto Parts in Blue Island, Illinois.  Visitation Thursday, June 13, 2019 from 3-8 pm.  Funeral Services Friday, June 14, 2019 at 9:15 am from the Elmwood Chapel 11200 S. Ewing Ave. Chicago to St. Victor Church.  Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 am.  Interment private.   


Prayers at Elmwood Chapel
Friday, June 14, 2019 - 9:15 am

Funeral Mass:
St. Victor Church
553 Hirsch Ave.
Calumet City, Illinois 60409
Friday, June 14, 2019 - 10:00 am


Visitation Location

East Side
11200 S. Ewing Ave
Chicago, IL 60617
(773) 731-2749


Visitation Information

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm

Candles Lit
"You couldn't have asked for a better neighbor and friend to our family. He will truly be missed and have a special place in our hearts. My only regret is not getting his BBQ secrets before he passed."
- Kristy Neetz
June 10, 2019 4:41 pm

"Was always like a grandpa to my boys and such a great friend to my parents."
- Susan Paukert VanDyke
June 11, 2019 5:58 pm