Easter LilyFrank E. Cason, 93, passed away on Nov. 22, 2016 at Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington. He was born in St. James, Missouri, to the late Horace and Anna (Emory) Cason.

After graduating from high school in St. James Frank enlisted in the U.S. Navy, were he served as a signalman.

He married Ruth Ann Urban on Feb. 13, 1943. After 58 years of marriage she preceded him in death on July 26, 2001.

Frank was a man of many occupations, a laborer, real estate agent, Kenosha city bus driver, to his dream job of owning and running the Bait Shop in Silver Lake.

He was also a community-minded person, with 17 years on the Silver Lake Fire Department, sitting on the Village Board, partnering with the starting of the Silver Lake Veterans of Foreign Wars, and being one of the founders of the Christ Lutheran Church, Paddock Lake.

Frank was a man of many interests from fishing, hunting, storytelling, a great sense of humor and his love for deserts.

Frank was proud that he was able to serve in the Navy during World War II. He was a devoted member of the Wilmot Masonic Lodge and a loving family man.

Survivors include his granddaughter, Sunie Dae Cason; great-granddaughter, Haddison RuthAnn Beran; and daughter-in-law, Marcia (Cosgrove) Cason. Along with his adopted family, Gerald and Marcia Fitzgibbon, Martyn, Julie, Calee, Colt (Derler) Fitzgibbon, Mary and Theodore Castillo, Jared and Jessica (Fitzgibbon) Damon, Justin and Kerri (Fitzgibbon) Cortez, and many friends and caretakers who have come to love Frank.

He was further preceded in death by his son, James Cason; sisters, Virginia Cook and Katy Brinklely; and brother, Calvin Cason.

A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Twin Lakes American Legion, 989 Legion Drive. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until the time of services. A reception with dessert and fellowship will follow the service.