In memory of

Jerel Frank

July 25, 1948 - March 23, 2019
From: Lake View, IA
Jerel Frank

Jerel Frank

Born: July 25, 1948
Died: March 23, 2019
Age: 70
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   Jerel Rodger Frank, age 70, of Lake View, IA, passed away on Saturday, March 23 2019, at his home in Lake View.  Jerel was born on July 25, 1948, at McVay Hospital in Lake City, IA, to parents Hiko and Alma (Mohr) Frank.  He grew up on the farm in rural Lake View and was baptized at Peace Lutheran Church in rural Ulmer, IA and confirmed at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Lake View.  Jerel attended country school and graduated from Lake View-Auburn High School.  After graduated, he continued his education at Iowa Central Community College and then Buena Vista University, graduating with his bachelor’s degree in social studies.  Jerel also served with the National Guard for one term.

   On September 6, 1975, Jerel was united into marriage with Elaine Platt at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Carroll, IA.  This union was blessed with two children: Jon and Jen.  Jerel was a farmer and also worked at Vogel Popcorn and Opportunity Living in Lake City, IA.  He was an outdoorsman and enjoyed tinkering, fishing, camping and traveling.  Jerel was a people person and was always willing to help anyone who needed it.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.  He will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved him.    

   Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Elaine Frank of Lake View, IA; children: Jon (Brigit) Frank of Sac City, IA and Jen (Adam) Larsen of Ida Grove, IA; grandchildren: Evan and Sawyer Larsen and Adam and Cole Frank; sisters: Joanne Wiese (Dave Nelsen) of Fort Dodge, IA and Marcia Frank of Lake View, IA; and other extended family members and friends.  His life will always be loved and cherished by his family who survive him.

   Jerel was preceded in death by his parents and brother Verlyn Frank.  

Funeral Services
1:30 p.m., Tuesday
March 26, 2019
Emmanuel Lutheran Church
Lake View, Iowa
Rev. Don Peterson III
5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Monday
March 25, 2019
Farber and Otteman Funeral Home 
Lake View, Iowa
Luckow Cemetery 
Auburn, Iowa


Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 3:40 PM
“So sorry for your loss, you and your family are in our prayers.”
- Dennis & Lori Blessington
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 1:12 PM
“So very sorry. He was a very caring compassionate person. He will be missed by many”
- Cindy Sharkey
Monday, March 25, 2019 at 5:36 PM
“Sorry to hear of your lose, Prayers are with you.”
Monday, March 25, 2019 at 10:24 AM
“Our deepest sympathies to all of you.”
- Mark and Tami Auen
Monday, March 25, 2019 at 10:24 AM
“My thoughts and prayers are with you all during the sad time. I pray God gives you comfort.
My deepest sympathies ~ April (Riedell) Tigges”
- April (Riedell) Tigges
Monday, March 25, 2019 at 10:24 AM
“My deepest sympathy to Elaine and Jeralís family. I am two months older than Jeral. When I was pre-school age, my grandpa, C.W.Pierce, bought eggs from Jeralís mom and dad at the family farm and I rode along in the truck as often as Grandpa would take me. Of, course he and his siblings would have been there to help, but my first remembrance of Jeral is tag football in 7th grade at Auburn (girls against the boys) and then on the high school team with my husband, Steve. Jeral was always friendly and I am sure he will be greatly missed.
A man who has friends must himself be friendly, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. Proverbs 18:24. May the peace of the Lord Jesus be with you. ”
- Marilyn Christian
Monday, March 25, 2019 at 10:24 AM
“Hugs and prayers to Aunt Elaine, Jon, Brigit, Adam, Cole, Jen, Adam, Evan, and Sawyer. My Uncle will be greatly missed. I am very fortunate to have grown up with such a loving family. Thanks for always being there for me. ”
- Sheila and Mike Velasquez
Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 9:38 PM
“Jerel was my double cousin. He was 6 months younger than me. As children, he and I spent nearly every Sunday afternoon playing or riding ponies together. I last talked to him in January 2018 at my brother Dennisí funeral. I know Jerel and Dennis are now serving their Lord. Rest In Peace Jerel. Youíve earned it.”
- Elgene Frank
Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 3:30 PM
“Elaine and the whole Frank Family. Thalya and I, along with the Lake View - Auburn Class of 1966, extend our condolences for your loss of Jerel. We enjoyed our growing up years with him as a LVA classmate, confirmation classmate, and enjoyed visiting with him when we came back to Lake View for the various activities and gatherings. He will be missed.
Mark and Thalya Hanson, and also the classmates of LVA 1966.”
- Mark and Thalya Hanson and LVA Class of 66
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