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Obituary ~ John Charles Frank
November 23, 1925 ~ March 27, 2010

The Globe Gazette
Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa

MASON CITY - John Charles Frank, 84, of Mason City died Saturday (March 27, 2010) at his home surrounded by his family.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 3, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 714 N. Adams Ave., with the Rev. Michael Schueller officiating.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 2, at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave., with a scriptural wake service at 6:30 p.m. followed by a rosary service. A public viewing will only be held from 4 to 5 p.m. at Major Erickson Funeral Home.

Interment will be in Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery with military honors by the Mason City Veteran Memorial Association.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the "John C. Frank Memorial Fund".

John C. Frank was born Nov. 23, 1925, in Mason City. He was the son of Clemens and Mary (Rupp) Frank. He attended Mason City Schools and served his country during World War II in the Navy.

He married Shirley Jean Fletcher on Feb. 3, 1945, and to this union four children were born. John worked 43 years for Northwestern States Portland Cement Co. as a laborer, foreman, and shipping supervisor.

John enjoyed many outdoor activities, including yard work, gardening, golf, fishing and hunting. He also loved watching Wednesday Westerns on T.V. and walking in the local stores looking for bargains. He often shared these "deals" with his family, just one of the many ways he showed his love. He spent most of his time with his family and friends, often helping with family projects.

He especially enjoyed time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was a member of the American Legion for over 60 years and was a long-time member of Holy Family Catholic Church.

John is survived by his wife, Shirley Frank; children, Karen and John Hurd, Tom and Robee Frank, Kathy and Greg Keeling, and Kristie and Mike Stadtlander; grandchildren, Todd and Erin Frank, Traci and Jammy Galligan, Shannon Hurd, Travis and Jessica Hurd, Bria and Ryan Hanig, and Matt Stadtlander; great-grandchildren, Thomas Frank, Brian Frank, Nick Kelly, Jared Galligan, and Cade Hanig; great-granddaughter at heart, Shelbey Schade; brother, Robert Frank; sister, Charlotte Walker; and numerous nieces and nephews, and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clemens and Mary Frank; siblings, Katie Schwab, Billie Rupp, Rosie Dunahoo, Jean Von Dracek, Jake Frank, Joe Frank, Marty Frank, Barbara Frank, Dory Strong, and Willie Frank.

Arrangements are with Major Erickson Funeral Home and Crematory, 641-423-0924. www.majorericksonfuneralhome.com

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, February of 2017



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