Frank Lagowski

October 20, 1935 - September 7, 2013

Frank Lagowski, age 77, formerly of St. Charles and Batavia, passed away Saturday, September 7, 2013 at Geneva Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Geneva.  He was born October 20, 1935 in Chicago, IL, son of Lillian Lagowski. 

Frank spent the first part of his childhood in foster care before moving to Lincoln State School in Lincoln, IL.  In 1969, he was transferred to live at the North Aurora Center where he lived until he moved to St. Charles as a live-in employee at the Hotel Baker.  Frank could always be found in downtown St. Charles, whether he was polishing the brass outside of Hotel Baker or shopping downtown.  He loved the staff of the hotel and counted them as his family.  Frank moved to Riverain Point Apartments in Batavia and lived there for many years.  Frank loved going to all the festivals that were held in St. Charles, Geneva, or Batavia, movies at the ‘Lonely Mall’, Cougar games and park district trips.   He made friends easily and usually was adopted by them as part of their family.  Frank’s favorite holiday was Christmas which he would celebrate year round by never taking down his Christmas tree. The Congregational Church family was more than happy to help and provide for him, it was a mutual admiration society. Frank was very special to everyone in the congregation, always making sure Frank was able to do the things he loved.

Frank will be dearly missed by all of his many friends. He was an inspiration to all that knew him.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at the Congregational United Church of Christ, 40W451 Fox Mill Boulevard in St. Charles.  Interment will be private.

Memorials may be directed to Congregational United Church of Christ, St Charles in Frank’s memory.

Guest Book

  • Al & Sandy Kowalewski It was great being part of Franks "family". He will always be in our hearts and memories. He will be truly missed.
  • Janet & Charlie Bell We celebrate Frank's amazing spirit! He was a long time family & church friend who will be missed greatly.
  • Sandy Anderson Frank will be missed very much by my family. I learned a lot about forgiveness, patience and not letting life pass me by. Anyone that knew Frank was blessed. R.I.P. "Frankie Baby"