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    Rudolf Heinz Frank - January 29, 1938 - November 4, 2022

    Obituary link can be found, here.

    Obituary

    Rudolf H. Frank Of Arlington Heights

    Rudolf Heinz Frank was born on January 29, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois. Son of Rudolf Karl Frank and Anna (nee Brandl) Frank. He passed away on November 4, 2022 at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.

    Mr. Frank proudly served his County in the United States National Guard from 1959- 1965. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern University before achieving a Graduate Degree in Banking from the University of Wisconsin in 1972. Rudolf worked his way up through the ranks of the banking world. From Management Trainee, Assistant Cashier, Operations Officer, Investment Officer, Assistant Vice President Algemene Bank Nederland-LaSalle National Bank, Chicago 1961-1972, to eventually earning the title of Vice President, 1972-2001.

    Rudolf was a Member of Chicago Council Foreign Relations, Bond Club of Chicago, Union League Club, Schwaben Athletic Club and Schwaben Verein.

    Schwaben Athletic Club has been an integral part of Rudy’s life. He was known as one of the dinosaurs. He became a member in July 1961. Became Treasurer starting in 1975 and continued mostly on and some years off until 2012 where he continued on as Assistant Treasurer until present. Program Book Chairman 1981-1989. Delegate for German Day Committee for many years and a member of the Finance Committee until present.

    Awards; Mr. Schwaben AC 1978, 2018, Award for his Outstanding Contributions in the Construction of the Clubhouse 1983, Illinois State Soccer – Meritorious Service Award 2001, Schwaben AC Honorary Member 2002. Award for Continuous Dedication and Service Schwaben Athletic Club 2007, Thea Award 2014.

    Rudy is survived by his wife Erna (nee Miklitsch) Frank; his children Karl Frank, Lisa (Matthew) Bucholc and Nikki (Kristen) Frank; his grandchildren Alec, Rachel, Jaclyn, Leo and Andrew. His family was his number one priority. Rudy was well loved, admired and respected by family friends and colleagues.

    He is preceded in death by his parents.

    Visitation Friday, November 18, 2022 from 3:00 PM until the time of funeral service at 7:00 PM at Glueckert funeral Home Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60004. Interment private.

    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Schwaben Athletic Club, 19125 Arrowhead Drive, Mundelein, IL 60060 or to NAMI Barrington Area, PO Box 474, Barrington, IL 60011 or at http://www.namiba.org


    Schwaben AC is has been approved as a US Club Soccer Players First-licensed club, one of only 82 clubs in the country. We’re honored to be nationally recognized on the forefront of raising the standards of youth soccer, as a Players First-licensed club. Players First is built on five pillars: Club Development, Coaching Development, Player Development, Parent Engagement & Education and Player Health & Safety. More info on our Players First page.


    Follow The Players On Their Hamburg Trip!

    We will be posting daily trip updates of the players in Hamburg, Germany.  Follow their journey on the International Exchange Program page.



    Schwaben Players Collegiate Signing!

    Schwaben is proud to introduce our first round of signed collegiate soccer athletes for the class of 2018! Most have been with Schwaben since U8 and it’s been a pleasure to coach, develop, and play so many seasons with these young men.

    Congratulations on your accomplishments and best wishes for a bright future at college!

    Matthew and Robby will be playing at DePaul University, Randy and David at Dominican University, and Joey Wheaton College. Way to go!


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    Louise Schaffer - Oldest Living Person From Germany & Schwaben Connection

    "Louise “Lisel” Schaaf, who was documented as Illinois’ oldest resident, the oldest living person from Germany and the oldest living immigrant to the United States, has died at 113 years and 192 days old, according to a research group that verifies supercentenarians for Guinness World Records." “There also were many German athletic organizations. That’s how she met her husband. She liked to say she first saw Erwin Schaaf “on the soccer field.” He was a starter for the Schwaben Athletic Club soccer team, still in operation out of Buffalo Grove.” Louise's husband, Ernie Schaaf, played for Schwaben In the late 1920’s and early 1930’s. Rest in peace.

    Via: Chicago.suntimes.com

    U18/19 Boys Win US Club Midwest Regionals & Sweep Chicago Premier League!

    Schwaben AC is very proud and send congratulations to the U18/19 Boys team for staying together through the years and winning every 2016 competition in their age group - The Triple Crown!

    This is a great result of Schwaben player development plan, a gradual- gradual process from a young age with a focus on development over winning. Winning is a by-product of development and can be seen with the U18/19 team. Most have been together since U10 (some since U8) and did not always have winning seasons and suffered a lot of defeats but kept their focus on hard work and effort. Read more here.


    Coaching Opportunity

    Schwaben AC is looking for youth soccer coaches starting Fall 2022. We are based out of Buffalo Grove, IL. 

    Responsibilities: Successful candidates will have the ability to communicate and organize practices. Knowledge of fundamental coaching technique as well as sports playing rules is required. Candidate must have the ability to work with people/kids and motivate others to improve performance. Individual will assist the Director of Coaching in all aspects of the program, including coaching, game preparation, coordination of special events, and any other duties assigned.

    Qualifications: We are looking for coaches with at least 2 years prior experience coaching in youth/club soccer and appropriate coaching qualifications with a minimum “D” license and above.

    Application: Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, and professional references to:

    Thomas Gansauge at doc@schwabensoccer.com




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