In memory of

Raymond Eugene Frank

October 7, 1928 - February 21, 2018
From: Wall Lake, IA | Originally: Lake View, IA
Raymond Eugene Frank

Raymond Eugene Frank

Born: October 7, 1928
Died: February 21, 2018
Age: 89
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   Raymond Eugene Frank, age 89, of Wall Lake, IA, formerly of Lake View, passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at Unity Point Hospital in Fort Dodge, IA.  Raymond was born on October 7, 1928, in rural Lake View, to Ernest and Angie (Johnson) Frank.  He was baptized on November 11, 1928, at Peace Lutheran Church in Ulmer and confirmed his faith on June 20, 1943, at Peace Lutheran Church in Wall Lake.
   Raymond was a farm boy through and through.  Living on farms near Odebolt and Lake View while he was young and attending  Coon Valley Township Country School.  On December 11, 1949, Raymond was united in marriage to the love of his life, Marjorie Elaine Hess, at Peace Lutheran Church in Ulmer, IA.  This union was blessed with 5 children: Larry, Steve, Scott, Jeff and Julie. Raymond and Marge were members of Peace Lutheran until it closed and then transferred to Zion Lutheran Church in Auburn where they were both active members. They were also members of the Zion Couples’ Club and Raymond  held many offices there.  When they moved to Lake View they transferred to Emmanuel Lutheran Church.
   Raymond farmed and was a second-generation custom corn sheller. Ernest started shelling corn around 1945, when Raymond was just a teenager. When his father decided to bid farewell to the corn shelling business in 1975, Raymond took it over, continuing the legacy until 1996.  Raymond and Marge moved to Lake View in 2007.  They were very proud to have earned the honor of Century Farm Owners. 
   Raymond loved attending his children's activities throughout school, and later on he made sure to attend his grandchildren's events as well. Raymond served on the Glidden REC Board and the Sac County FHA Board. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother.  He will be fondly remembered for his sense of humor (he loved to pull pranks on people). He had a pure love for mincemeat pie, we are sure he is getting his fill as we speak! Raymond and Marge often enjoyed ballroom dancing and playing cards. Family get-togethers were always a highlight and spending time with his children and grandchildren brought him great joy. Raymond, and his big laugh, will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
   Raymond was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie;  parents Ernest and Angie Frank; parents-in-law Fred and Minnie Hess; brothers: Marvin Frank and LaVern Frank; sister Marlis Bell; brother-in-law Ralph Mohr; and grandsons: Kevin Frank and Jon Frank.
   Those left to cherish many wonderful memories include his sons: Larry (Rita) Frank of Lake City, Steve (Diane) Frank of Storm Lake, Scott (Nancy) Frank of Belle Plaine and Jeff (Ellen) Frank of Auburn; daughter Julie (Del) Krusenstjerna of Apple Valley, MN; 13 grandchildren; and 9 great grandchildren.  Other survivors include his sisters-in-law: Lorraine Frank and Maurine Mohr; brother-in-law Cecil Bell; many nieces, nephews and extended family members.

   Memorials may be directed to Twilight Acres Nursing Home or Emmanuel Lutheran Church.

10:30 a.m., Saturday
February 24, 2018
Emmanuel Lutheran Church
Lake View, Iowa
Reverend Donald E. Peterson III
4:00-7:30 p.m., Friday
February 23, 2018
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Lake View, Iowa
Oak Lawn Cemetery
Auburn, Iowa


Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 3:45 PM
“We are saddened at Raymond's passing. What a wonderful fellow! We always enjoyed visiting with him, whether in Lake View or Mesa.”
- Jim and Lois (Manuel) Long
Monday, February 26, 2018 at 2:59 PM
“My sympathies to you, Scott, and to your family at the passing of your Dad. I do remember his joyful laugh. God's Blessings.
Keith and Cindy Steffens”
- Cindy (Vote) Steffens
Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 11:46 AM
“Deepest sympathy to you, Scott, and the whole Frank family.”
- Earl and Janet Hanson
Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 3:38 PM
“We are so sorry to hear of your Father's passing. Our prayers, thoughts and blessings are with all of you at this time.”
- Alan and Dyan Bell
Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 3:38 PM
“We are very sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Your father raised a very good son in you Scott. I am sure you all proud of your father. You have made a difference in my life and I thank you for that. Take Care and Bless you all.”
- Curtis and Cherie Brown Family
Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 3:38 PM
“To all of the Family. Our deepest sympathy to all of you for the loss of Raymond. We have many memories of all the times we spent with Ray and Marge at Couples Club in Auburn. ”
- Pat and Verdi Maunu
Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 3:38 PM
“Our thoughts are with you. It was always fun and interesting to visit with Raymond.”
- Ray & Kathie Willhoite
Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 3:38 PM
“Our sincere sympathy to the Frank families at your time of loss. You have lots of memories to remember about your parents. Prayers for the whole family.”
- Gerald and Charlotte Tripp
Friday, February 23, 2018 at 12:16 PM
“Thinking of your family with prayer and sympathy in the loss of your dad. God grant you His peace and comfort. ”
- Phyllis Skinner
Friday, February 23, 2018 at 11:08 AM
“With our Sympathy to you and your family! ”
- Jerry and Karen Junge
Friday, February 23, 2018 at 11:08 AM
“Wishing your family comfort and keeping you all in our prayers.”
- Jeff Bohnenkamp
Friday, February 23, 2018 at 9:09 AM
“So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Wendy and my thoughts are with you and your family. ”
- Ralph & Wendy Staiert
Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 7:28 PM
“Our prayers and thoughts are with all of the Frankís at this time of need. ”
- Clark $ Brenda Johnson
Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 7:28 PM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Frank family as they remember their fatherís very blessed life this weekend. Such a good family that had to start from good roots!”
- Rick & Carol Petersen
Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 11:27 AM
“Thoughts and prayers to Larry and all the other family members.
- Steve Garnatz
Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 11:27 AM
“Please accept our sincere sympathies in the passing of Raymond. May God wrap his loving arms around you all during this time and the days ahead. There are many memories to cherish. ”
- Sue & Ken Barney
Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 11:27 AM
“We are so sorry for your loss and we pray that you will find comfort, strength and peace.”
- Jan and Jerry Burke
Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 11:27 AM
“Our deepest sympathy to you and your whole family.. ”
- Linda and Delbert
Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 11:27 AM
“Our deepest sympathies to your family ”
- Arlyn and Virginia Hillmer
Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 11:27 AM
“It's always sad to lose a Parent. You're in our prayers...”
- Alan & Tammy Buse
Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 11:26 AM
“Thinking of you.”
- Roger and Marlene Glasnapp
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 3:41 PM
“Our deepest sympathies, Jeff and Ellen.”
- Diane & Dale
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