Francis (Frank) Alan Risavy, 66, of Peoria, Illinois passed away at 6:39 PM Friday March 10, 2023 at Sharon Healthcare Elms Nursing Home in Peoria, Illinois, where he lived since October of 2006.

He was born March 29, 1956 in East St. Louis, Illinois to Frank C. and Mary Anne (Holdener) Risavy.

He is survived by 3 sisters, Terri Mangiaracino (Larry) of St. George, KS; Catherine Schmollinger (Chuck) of Wuertzburg, WI; Malinda Rauschert (Philip) of Macomb, IL; and 10 nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Frank graduated from Greenville High School in Greenville, IL in 1974. He worked as a truck inspector and later a welder before entering the Navy in 1978 being stationed on the USS LY Spear as a Diesel Engine Technician. In 1980 he was given a medical discharge when he developed a mental illness which he struggled with the rest of his life. He will be greatly missed by his sisters who tried to be a support to him through the years since their parents’ death.

Funeral Mass will be held at 10 AM Friday March 17, 2023 at St. Paul’s Church in Macomb, IL. Father Adam Stimpson will officiate. Visitation will be Thursday March 16, from 7-8 PM, at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home with recitation of the rosary at 7:40 PM. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery. In lieu for flowers Masses would be appreciated for the repose of his soul. Please sign guestbook or leave condolences at

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