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Daniel Francis Kavanaugh

Died: Monday, August 26, 2013
Age: 90
Daniel Francis Kavanaugh, 90, Lake Geneva, passed away at his home on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013.

He was born on Sept. 6, 1922, to the late John and Honora Lucy Kavanaugh in Chicago, Ill. Dan was a 1939 graduate of St. Ignatius High School in Chicago.

He married Irene Demkowicz in Grayslake, Ill., on Jan. 27, 1951.Dan was the past president of the Chicago Area Dodge Dealer and he was the founder of the Lake Geneva Rotary Club. He was also the founder of Kavanaugh Realty. Dan was also a member of American Legion Frank Kresen Post 24 of Lake Geneva and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Fort Myers Beach, Fla.

Dan is survived by his wife of 62 years, Irene; two children: Maureen (Douglass) Parker, Bloomington, Ill. and Patrick Kavanaugh, Lake Geneva; three grandchildren, Sean Redenz, Michael Parker and Brian Parker; one great-grandchild, Sage Redenz; and one sister, Delores Maher, West Chester, Ill.

His parents and four brothers, John, Bernard, Michael, and Gerald Kavanaugh and two sisters, Mary Cranmore and Joni Caplis, proceeded Dan in death.

Mass of Christian burial Friday, Aug. 3, at 10 a.m., at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Lake Geneva, with the Rev. Jim Schermun officiating. Burial at St. Killianís Cemetery. Visitation Thursday, Aug. 29, from 4 to 8 p.m., in the chapel of Derrick Funeral Home, Lake Geneva. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, the family suggested a donation in Danís name to the angel fund at St. Francis de Sales Church. To sign the online guest registry, visit www.derrickfuneralhome.com.

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