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Francis I. Habrelewicz

December 26, 1937 ~ November 12, 2020 (age 82)

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Francis “Fran or Frank” I. Habrelewicz, 82, of Alsip, passed away November 12, 2020.  Beloved husband of Irene M., nee Bujalka; loving father of Mary C. (Kenneth) Daliege, Martin G. (the late Deborah Muhr), Michael J. (Dorota) and Matthew F.; cherished grandfather, great grandfather and great, great grandfather of many; dearest brother of the late Thomas, the late Frederick (Joanne) and the late Bette (Thomas) Halpin; fond uncle and friend of many.

Fran attended Wells High School in Chicago, where he was a champion basketball and baseball player.  After high school, he joined the Army where he served in the South Pacific, Hawaii, Japan, Ft. Monmouth, New Jersey and he guarded the Biological Weapons Program as an MP at Ft. Detrick in Frederick, Maryland that earned him the security clearance to serve in the Marshall Islands where he witnessed 19 shots of the nuclear bomb tests.  That was operation Redwing, which was classified information that Fran kept to himself for many, many years until it became public knowledge.  Fran married the love of his life in 1958.  He went on to work in the locomotive industry as a certified arc welder and retired in 1992.  Fran continued to enjoy playing sports as an adult and played senior softball for Champion Calumet City Chiefs all the way through 2016.  Other teams he played on over the years include Windy City League Champion Renegades, The Hot Shots at Pulaski Park in West Town, Chicago and others.

Visitation Monday, November 16th, 2:00 - 8:00 PM at Adduci-Zimny Funeral Home, 14522 S. Western Ave, Posen.  Funeral Service and Interment at Bohemian National Cemetery in Chicago will be private. Please omit flowers.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Visitation will be limited to only (10) people at a time, spread over 20 min intervals. Family and friends planning to attend the Visitation are kindly requested to RSVP below to reserve their time slot. All visitors entering the funeral home are required to wear a face covering. Due to the number of people who would like to pay their respects, we ask that you make your visit a brief one in order to allow all who would like to attend a chance to do so. The family appreciates your sincere cooperation during these very challenging and difficult times.  If you do not feel well, it is recommended that you stay home and rest.


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November 16, 2020

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Adduci-Zimny Funeral Home
14522 S. Western Avenue
Posen, IL (Illinois) 60469

Please note

Attendance is limited to a maximum of 10 people, spread over 20 min intervals. Family and friends planning to attend are kindly requested to RSVP to reserve their time slot

Private Funeral Service

Adduci-Zimny Funeral Home
14522 S. Western Avenue
Posen, IL (Illinois) 60469

Interment Private

Bohemian National Cemetery
5255 N Pulaski Road
Chicago, IL 60630

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