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Frank Olu Apantaku, M.D.

August 20, 1946 - February 22, 2022
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Dr. Frank Olu Apantaku passed away at his home surrounded by his daughters and two of his sisters on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at the age of 75 from multiple myeloma. Frank was born Olusegun (“Lord is victorious”) Olukayode (“Lord brings joy”) Olatunde (“Glory comes again”) Apantaku in Lagos, Nigeria on August 20, 1946 toContinue Reading

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James A Bubar left a message on March 12, 2022:
I met Frank on my first day at Colby, we shared a dorm floor, and he was my student advisor's roommate. Frank was smart, kind, humble, and hilarious. I will miss his smile and most of all his laugh.
Paul Hatton left a message on March 12, 2022:
So sorry for your loss, as well as the loss for all of Chicagoland. Frank was a talented, dedicated physician and surgeon. He was instrumental in persuading me to follow his path from Colby to Northwestern University Medical School. His stories inspired me, for the first time, to consider surgery as a career path. His dedication, humanity, and rigorous approach to clinical problems were inspirational. His was truly a life well lived.
Nancy Hammar Austin left a message on March 11, 2022:
So sorry for your loss! This is such sad news as the Colby class of ‘71 finally looks forward to our Fiftieth reunion! Frank will be missed ! I have wonderful memories of those biology classes and then even hearing about the Chandigarh India days from another classmate Ann Williamson who visited with him there!
Noel Jackson left a message on March 7, 2022:
Such sad news. Frank was a member of my 9 hole golf team at Wilmette and was always the most gracious and generous person. He had an excellent sense of humor and truly a Christian man. Frank spoke glowingly of his daughters' accomplishments while being very modest about his own. He will be missed.
Marline and Betsy Stein left a message on March 6, 2022:
Sincere Condolences. Marline and Betsy Stein
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Marline and Betsy Stein left a message on March 6, 2022:
Sincere Condolences. Marline and Betsy Stein
Linda Jareczek left a message on March 6, 2022:
I worked with Dr. Apantaku at Norwegian American Hospital a decade ago. He was a delight...always professional yet caring and generous. I treasure his memory. My thoughts and prayers for his loved ones...
Barbara Mcgrath left a message on March 6, 2022:
I am retired nurse from St Mary of Nazareth hospital. I knew Doctor — kind polite intelligent physician. Great practionair and educator. My deepest sympathy to his family. 🙏🏻
Greg Paw left a message on March 2, 2022:
Dear Elora -- our deepest sympathy is with you and your family at the loss of your father, who led an exemplary life in every way. His spirit lives on in you. We pray that he may rest in peace and in the light of God, and we pray for comfort to you and your family. The Paw Family
Haben Funeral Home & Crematory left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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