Marks Mortuary - Wood River Illinois

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Frank L. Townsend, 55, passed away 6:22 pm, Sunday, December 16, 2018 at OSF St. Anthony's Health Center in Alton.

Born August 24, 1963 in Los Angeles, CA, he was the son of Virgil Townsend and Pauline (Pelan) Metts.

He had been a repairman with Local 3 in St. Louis for the National Elevator Industry.  Frank had been a competitive body builder, winning a "Mr. Illinois" competition in the 1980's.

Surviving are his step-father, Jerry Metts of Brighton; daughter, Marie Townsend of Godfrey; brother Dan Townsend, Sr. of Wood River; niece and nephew, Dan Townsend, Jr. and Alli Townsend.

Both parents preceded him in death.

Visitation will be from 3-7 pm Thursday at Marks Mortuary in Wood River.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am, Friday, December 21 at Holy Angels Parish Church in Wood River.  Father Donald Wolford will officiate.

Burial will follow in Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.

Memorials may be made to the "Marie Townsend College Fund" at 1st Mid America Credit Union.