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Louis "Butch" Frigo - 76

5/2/1944 - 7/1/2020

Schererville, Indiana

Louis “Butch” Frigo. The man, the myth and the legend. Age 76 . Schererville, Indiana resident formerly of Chicago’s Roseland/Historic Pullman Neighborhood. Graduate of Mendel Catholic High School Class of 1962. Worked many years from teenager until closing at Frigo Oil Company. Worked in Industrial Maintenance at Casimir Enterprises, Union Tank Car retiring from St Catherine Hospital, East Chicago, IN after 27 years as Building Project Manager. Member of the Operating Engineers Local 150.  Husband of Kyle nee Wunder. Father of Jody Gatlin, Jennifer (David) Kulak and Jonathan (Ashanti) Frigo. Step father of Thompson and Trevor Phelps. “Nono” of Alexandria and Aaron Gatlin, Marissa and Tyler Tampauskas, Louie (Jennifer), Christopher (Katie), Anthony (Rachel), Isabelle, Olivia, Diego, Julianna Frigo and Lilly Underwood. Great-grandfather of 3. Son of the late Victoria nee Pesavento and Louis Frigo. Brother of the late Arline (late Harold) Lusk and Barbara (late Fred) Castellaneta. Uncle of many nieces and nephews. Dear friend of many and brotherly to Cass Casmir and Dr Llobet. Aside from family and working, Butch enjoyed hunting, cooking, and his pyro technics every 4th of July. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W 14th St (US Rt 30, 3 blks E of Western Ave), Chicago Heights on Sunday July 5, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Funeral Monday 8:45 am from funeral home to Infant Jesus of Prague Church, 1131 Douglas, Flossmoor. Mass 9:30 am. Burial private Chapel Lawn Cemetery, Schererville. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Butch’s name to University of Illinois-Chicago Foundation at www.uif.uillinois.edu/give/ Info 708-481-9230 and panozzobros.com.

12 Comments

  • Lou Frigo - son

    on 07/04/20

    Our dad will be forever missed by his daughter, Lindsey (Aaron) Underwood, and his son, Lou Frigo. We were sadly left off the obituary.


     

  • Herb Burley

    on 07/05/20

    Worked with butch a few years at Union Tank In E.C. Great guy, sorry to hear of his passing. My condolences to the family.

  • Dave Fargo

    on 07/05/20

    I am so sorry to hear about Butch. He will always be remembered as being a very kind and generous friend and a great guy to work for. We had alot of fun together. He will be missed. Dave Fargo
  • Robert and Susan Wunder

    on 07/05/20

    Comparable to the pyrotechnics he relished, so Butch lived his life.  A flash, a flare, sparkle, smoke and noise produced for the entertainment of others.  Poignantly, departure time for such a human firecracker was the biggest summer holiday of the year.  He is irreplaceable.             

    Godspeed, dear Butch.  

  • Debbie Joseph

    on 07/05/20

    My thoughts and prayers are with Butch's entire family during this time I am so sorry for your loss Butch was a great guy and he will be in our hearts and memories forever wishing you strength and peace. Sorry could not attend the services but spiritual I am there. 

  • Debbie Joseph

    on 07/05/20

    My thoughts and prayers are with Butch's entire family during this time I am so sorry for your loss Butch was a great guy and he will be in our hearts and memories forever wishing you strength and peace. Sorry could not attend the services but spiritual I am there. 

  • Larry and Frances Chiagouris

    on 07/06/20

    Butch became the patriarch of our families....looking out for everyone. Always checking in to see if all is well with everyone. His guidance and love was so appreciated. He was a great man.

    Butch: we will all miss you!!

    Larry and Fran

  • Mary McKinney

    on 07/06/20

    Sending prayers to all of Butch's family. He was very kind to me, a fine man. God Bless, Mary McKinney

  • Paul Einikis

    on 07/07/20

    Butch was a great guy

    We worked on many projects together threw the years and he will be truly missed 

    The start of each job to discuss whats to be done was always over breakfast or a pizza for lunch

    Butch loved being in charge to accomplish a project 

    Butch and i attended several social / business events he like going to the plant engineers night at Teible.s for the perch

    they always have a guest motivational speaker that would give you a photo to get signed that year was Doug Buffone

    I would take the photos and stand in line to get signatures for the company's guests

    Once butch came by the line and took the photos from me to the restroom and handed them back to me signed 

    His comment was lets go get some hors d'oeuvres there getting cold

    That was my friend Butch

     

  • Jody Gatlin

    on 07/07/20

    My father spent his last 5 years, the sickest, yet the happiest. He found the love of his life, his true soulmate. He was surrounded by those he loved and trusted. We would do anything for him unconditionally, no matter what it was. He taught us the importance of family and how to we should always be there for each other. That's a life lesson not everyone has learned, sadly. His legacy lives on in those he entrusted. My father had a famous line, "You can't fix stupid", anything else, he could fix. I will miss him dearly. 

  • Scott de Moncada

    on 07/08/20

    My sincerest condolences. I felt like I knew him and the world is missing a great guy. 

  • Scott de Moncada

    on 07/08/20

    My sincerest condolences. I felt like I knew him and the world is missing a great guy. 

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