Drake & Son Funeral Home

5303 North Western Ave, Chicago, IL


Frank N. Jarger

August 26, 1932January 1, 2020

Frank N. Jarger was born on August 26, 1932 and passed away on January 1, 2020.


  • Visitation Saturday, January 11, 2020
  • Visitation Sunday, January 12, 2020
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 13, 2020


Frank N. Jarger

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Barb Johnson

January 12, 2020

Dear Brenda, I am so sorry the Frank has passed. I will miss seeing you both walking down Ainsley & also in the Alley between your house & ours (Honaker’s & Johnson). Prayers for you & the family. Frank always had a good word & was never without words. I know that he loved you.

Rob & Erica Rathbun

January 11, 2020

Please Accept our deepest condolences, We our very saddened to hear about Frank. Our hearts goes out to you during this time of heart break. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
We have so many great memories of our time with you and Frank, I’ll always remember his kindness, handy ness and leather working skills. He was a great man and will be greatly missed by our family and all. Erica, Blake and I send you all our love, please know our thoughts are with you during this time.

Lorraine Jarger

January 9, 2020

I remember my dad filming me in my grandmothers back yard, I didn't know what to do so I picked a weed and showed it to the camera. I was under 2 years old!
I remember every time my dad came home from work I would exclaim "daddy's home" and all the piggy back rides!
I remember being very sick and on the couch watching Combat and the Dean Martin Show with my dad!
I remember on my 16th birthday, my dad took us out for a surf and turf dinner. I dressed up for this special occasion!
I remember my dad and Brenda coming out to Arkansas to celebrate my 50th birthday they made me feel like a princess!
So many memories..... My dad was a good guy and sentimental too! As a dad, he was loving, as a man he was solid and always fair.
This was my dad, I'm still that little girl he always saw in me!

Sue Salinas Fossum

January 7, 2020


You always made me feel like you were my friend. Truth is, you kind of intimidated me due to your carrying voice and friendly personality. However, whenever you saw me, you would start to talk to me and made me feel like we were long time buds. How special this was for a young child to feel and continued for decades. You and Brenda have always had a special place in my heart. Fly high and give Aunt Anna a big hug from me.

Love always,

Frank Jarger

January 7, 2020

Hi cousin will miss you. We had fun in Las Vegas and family reunions. Lot of laughs and old memories. He was the best and caring person. Frank expressed many stories from our youth. Going forward I will miss you with great memories. He always rented a car in Las Vegas. Frank parked the car at Riveria Casino. We waited and waited. One hour later, I suggested we go looking for him. on each level. Sure enough, he got lost and forgot where he parked. He was so thoughtful and kind to all. Love, Cousin Sis

Lois Mell

January 5, 2020

Our Deerest Friend Frank . Been great Friends with him & Wife Brenda for over 40 Years. Traveled many times with them to Las Vegas! Frank was always there with Helping Hand to Do whatever you needed his help with.Hes fixed Doors added Railings anything was no problem for him. His Hobby of Leather Carving was a Gift , he shared with us all! We have Hand carved Belts, Wallets, check book covers, even Bracelets. These are precious gifts of his Friendship, that will always be Remembered. Frank will Forever Live in our Hearts.

Joan Kerr

January 5, 2020

Attached is a photo from the wedding of Jennifer Kerr (Franks granddaughter) and Kevin Ongtengco. Also pictured is Scott Kerr and his wife Allison, as well as the parents of the bride Joan and Brian Kerr

Joan Kerr

January 5, 2020

I've had the honor and privilege of being Franks youngest daughter for the past 58 years. He touched the lives of many people with his kindness and generosity.

He was a proud, hardworking, uniquely skilled craftsman who lovingly helped remodel two of the houses that Brian and I owned.
Both Brian and our children Scott and Jennifer appreciate and have benefitted from the knowledge he shared.

Despite a family misunderstanding, we know he loved our family.
We continue to love him and wish him peace.

I love you Dad, and I find comfort in knowing that God will show you the truth.
Your Daughter and Son in Law Joan and Brian Kerr
Your Grandson and his wife Scott and Allison Kerr
Your Granddaughter and her husband Jennifer and Kevin

Brenda (Bren) LaRose

January 4, 2020

My family had the pleasure of having family and friends for Thanksgiving 5 weeks ago in which Frank and Brenda honored us my attending! We’ve know them for decades and love them dearly! Frank was an exceptional man and loved and cared deeply for All! We will miss you dearly and honor All our memories ❣️ We love and are here for you Brenda always 🙏 May God Bless you and keep you in His care through this difficult time and always❣️🙏

Bren (Brenda)