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Obituary ~ Clara Marie (HAIN) FRANK
July 12, 1936 ~ February 17, 2012

The Globe Gazette
Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa
August 03, 1996

Clara Marie Frank was born on July 12, 1936, in Rockford, the daughter of Claude and Dorothy (Coons) Hain. Clara graduated from Mason City High School in 1954. She was united in marriage to Joseph Martin Frank, Sr. on May 14, 1955, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mason City, and to this marriage five children were born, Joseph Jr, Curtis, Tracy, Todd, and Troy. After their marriage, Clara loved being a stay at home mom, raising and caring for her children. Clara also worked for a few years for the Central Heights School in Mason City, for over 30 years was an Avon Representative.

Clara enjoyed Elvis music and movies, was an excellent Roller Skater, her M&M candies, traveling to Northern California, and spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Joseph Frank Jr. of Mason City, Curtis Frank and special friend, Jane Fischer, of Mason City, Tracy Frank and her fiancÚ Matt Mahon, of Mason City, Todd (Joy) Frank of Vancouver, WA, and Troy (Karen) Frank of Osage; nine grandchildren, Allie Frank, Nycole, Amber and Andrew Hrubes, Brandon Frank and Shawn True, Ryan O'Halloran, Kelsey (Russell) Jensen, Taylor and Molly Frank; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Joan Jones of Kansas City, MO, and Mary (Larry) Nutting of Aitkin, MN; as well as many other extended family members and friends.

Clara was preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Dorothy Hain, her husband, Joseph; daughter-in-law, Rose Frank; and her brother, Marshall Hain.

[Interment was made at Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery, Mason City, Iowa.]

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, February of 2017



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