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Frank Bettasso Sr.

PRINCETON — Frank M. Bettasso Sr., 86, of Princeton died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, at St. Margaret's Hospital in Spring Valley.

He was born to the late Michael A. and Harriet Tobler Bettasso on Nov. 21, 1927, in Peru. He was in the U.S. Navy from 1945 to 1948. He married Rita A. Pakula on Aug. 31, 1947.

Frank's 50-plus year career was in the insurance and real estate business practicing in Princeton.

Frank is survived by his wife Rita and four children, Mike, Frank Jr. and Janelle Bettasso, all of Princeton, and George (Renee Comfort) of Orange Park, Fla.; four grandchildren, Michaelyn (Frank Vandy) of Yorkville, Tori Ann and Olivia Ann P. Bettasso of Chicago, and Kailey Bettasso of Princeton; and five great-grandchildren.

Cremation rites were accorded. There will be no visitation or public services.

The family has requested in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 4312 E. State St., Rockford, IL 61108; You can donate and save lives.

The Norberg Memorial Home of Princeton is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at


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