Franklin Wayne Dorethy, Sr. (Frank) passed away at his home after a long battle with amyloidosis. Born in Peoria, Ill., he lived in Pekin, Ill. for many years. Frank was a retired Tazewell County Deputy Sheriff and master plumber. He also earned a private pilot's license. In his retirement, Frank built a nationally prize winning 1930 Ford hotrod. He was a member of the Elks and Rod Benders hotrod club. Frank is survived by his wife of 64 yrs, Jean and three children, as well as 3 granddaughters and 3 great grandchildren. At Frank's request, no services or memorials are planned. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donation to: Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan AND/OR Stay Home Companions--6623 E. H Ave., Kalamazoo, Mi. 49048.