Frank J. McCue

  • Born: March 13, 1920
  • Died: July 23, 2019
  • Location: Sterling, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

1002 12th Avenue
Rock Falls, IL 61071

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family

Frank James McCue, 99 of Sterling died Tuesday July 23, 2019 at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling.

He was born on March 13, 1920 in Sterling, the son of James Arthur and Mary Antoinette (Long) McCue. He married Elizabeth "Betty" Kelly on June 28, 1941 in Sterling. Frank was a lifelong farmer. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling; the Knights of Columbus; the Sterling Family Moose; the Illinois Farm Bureau; and he had served on Drainage Ditch District for Hopkin Twp.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth "Betty" McCue; his daughters Mary (Daryl) Reitz of Silvis, IL, Ann (Richard) Jefferies of Clarkston, MI and Marcia (P.Galen) Zerull of Rock Island, IL; his sons: James McCue (Penny Bielema) of Prophetstown, IL, William (Carolyn) McCue, Robert McCue and Joseph (Teresa) McCue all of Sterling, IL, John (Denise) McCue of Rock Falls, IL and Frank Jr (Julie) McCue of Hesperus, CO; his sister, Clara Ann Hughes of Dallas, Tx; his brother Arthur J. McCue of Waverly, IA; 29 granchildren; 37 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his infant son Joseph L. McCue; his daughter in law Merrilee McCue; his sisters: Marjorie Wolf and Dorothy Delohery.

Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday July 27, 2019 at 10:30 AM in St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling, with the Reverend James R. Keenan Celebrant officiating. Burial will conclude at Calvary Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Arrangements by McDonald Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorials to St. Mary School in Sterling and to Newman Central Catholic High School.


Condolence & Memory Journal

My sympathy to the family. You are in my prayers.

Posted by Connie (Fester) Green - Phoenix, AZ - Family Friend   August 01, 2019

Very sorry to hear of Frank McCue's passing. My sincere condolences to Betty and their families. I have many fond memories of Frank and Betty. We lived up the road from their farm. I remember Frank and Betty always commented on when they knew I was feeding our hogs...they could hear me cuss them out!

Posted by Terry Otten - El Paso, TX - Family Friend   July 31, 2019

We send our love and sympathy. Frank was the patriarch of a large, wonderful family. We know our McCue nieces and nephews always loved those family reunions. Thinking of you!

Posted by Connie and Larry Ellison - east moline, IL - Acquaintance   July 26, 2019


So sorry for the family a huge loss!

Posted by Steve & Kathy Ufkin - Lyndon, IL - Neighbor   July 25, 2019

I am so sorry for the loss of Mr. McCue. He was such a good and kind man. You are all in my prayers. God bless and give peace and comfort to you all.

Posted by Deb Dodson-Brockman - Morrison, IL - Neighbor   July 25, 2019

We are sorry to hear the sad news. He was a great man, a kind man and a funny man. He was never without a smile. We send our love and prayers to his entire family❤❤❤

Posted by Jerry and Donna (Blodgett) Sucher - Tamarac, FL - Friend   July 24, 2019