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Frank “Chino” V. Lugo Jr.

Frank “Chino” V. Lugo Jr. Frank “Chino” V. Lugo Jr.


Frank “Chino” V. Lugo Jr., 91, a town of Goodrich resident, died on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at Aspirus Care and Rehab in Medford, where he had resided for the past three weeks, most recently under the care of Hope Hospice. There will be a public visitation for Frank from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, July 12 at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford. Graveside committal and military rites performed by the Rib Lake American Legion will take place at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 13 at St. Andrew Lutheran Cemetery in the town of Goodrich. Pallbearers will be Dan Olson, Mark Lugo, Nick Roiger, Peyton Gilles, Elijah Blair and Alex Moser.

Frank was born on Jan. 28, 1929 at Chicago, Ill., the son of the late Frank and Anna (Gofran) Lugo Sr. He attended Chicago area schools. On Sept. 17, 1955 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Athens, he married Lorraine B. Smola and she survives. After his education, he joined the Merchant Marines performing services to the Great Lakes. He then worked for American Can Company until being drafted into the U.S. Army. He served during the Korean War as an army ranger until being discharged in 1953. He then worked for the Laborers International Union in Illinois and Wisconsin doing road and bridge construction until his retirement in 1991. He enjoyed ‘going to the office’, fishing, hunting, military activities, watching westerns, drawing, underhand darts, horseshoe, playing bones and spending time with his family and friends. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 274, Rib Lake and the Interwald Wonderers Snowmobile Club.

Frank is survived by his wife, Lorraine of Goodrich; twin sons, Steven (Pam) Lugo and Gregg (Beth) Lugo both of Goodrich; daughter, Michelle (Ed) Mohr of Medford; grandchildren, Rebecca (Lucas) Kraschnewski of Green Bay, Mark (Heather Nowacki) Lugo of Goodrich, Danielle (Nick) Roiger of Medford, Daniel (Amber) Olson of Rib Lake and Dayna (Andrew) Neilson of Woodbury, Minn.; five step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; and siblings, Richard Lugo, Norma Markowski and Dolores DiBuono, all of Elk Grove Village, Ill. and Beatrice Peters and Renee Lugo, both of Carpentersville, Ill.

Frank was preceded in death by a daughter, Michalene, in infancy; daughter-in-law, Lisa (Rothmeier) Lugo; son-in-law, Gordon Olson; brother, Robert Lugo; and brothers-in-law, Gene Markowski, John DiBuono and James Smola.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be given to either Hope Hospice of Medford or the Rib Lake American Legion.

Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake is serving the family. For online condolences, please visit

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