Obituaries

Francis F. Tate

January 1, 1932 - April 20, 2018

Francis  F.  Tate

Obituary

Belvidere, IL

Francis F. Tate, 86, of Belvidere, IL, passed away April 20, 2018. He was born January 7,1932, the son of Hulan and Anna (Dodson) Tate. Francis married the love of his life Janet on July 22, 1956 in Garden Prairie, IL. He proudly served his country with the U.S. Army Combat Engineers in the Korea Conflict. Francis was a life member of the Local 150 International Union of Operating Engineers and life member of the VFW. He was passionate about trap shooting and collecting carnival glass. Francis made his spiritual home at First United Methodist Church in Belvidere.

Francis is loved and will be missed by his wife, Janet; children, Jeffery (Cindy) Tate, Valerie Tate, Reed (Connie) Tate; grandchildren, Allan Tate, Andrew Tate and brother-in-law, Mark (Christine) Stevens. He is preceded in death by his parents, sister Betty and brother-in-law Larry Stevens.

A Celebration of life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at First United Methodist Church, 610 Bonus Ave, Belvidere, IL with Rev. Monty Fox officiating. A visitation will be held from 10:00 until the time of service. Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorials to Honor Flight Chicago. To leave a condolence or light a candle please visit www.AndersonFCS.com

Service Schedule

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
10:00 am - 11:00 am

First United Methodist Church

610 Bonus Avenue
Belvidere, IL 61065

A visitation will be held from 10:00 until the time of service.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
11:00 am

First United Methodist Church

610 Bonus Avenue
Belvidere, IL 61065

A Celebration of life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at First United Methodist Church, 610 Bonus Ave, Belvidere, IL with Rev. Monty Fox officiating

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I am the oldest daughter of Johnnie & Evelyn Tate. I am sorry to hear about the death of your loved one. My youngest sister, Judy Doll, shared Francis’s obituary on FB. I regret losing contact of my many cousins over the years. As I look at Francis’s picture I can see a resemblance to my Dad. So the Tate’s genes are carried on.

Sandra Stulo 2018-04-23T09:07:47

My deepest sympathy to Janet and family. Francis will always hold a special place in my heart and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Judy Hagemann 2018-04-21T18:10:59

So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you.

Jeff& Trudy( ohlsen) Flippo 2018-04-21T10:47:50