ALGONA — Jerry K. Frank, 75, of Algona died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, at the Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Jerry Frank was at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at St. Cecelia’s Catholic Church, 715 E. North St. in Algona with Reverend Edward Girres officiating. Burial was at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Wesley.
Visitation for Jerry Frank from 4:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, at St. Cecelia’s Catholic Church in Algona and continued one hour prior to the funeral Mass on Thursday morning.
Jerry Kenneth Frank was born on June 10, 1941, to Martin and LaVerna (Peterson) Frank in Eagle Grove. Shortly thereafter, they moved to the Wesley area where his dad farmed.
Jerry served his country in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Belle Grove from 1958–1962.
Jerry married Agnes Becker on Nov. 28, 1970. They were married just short of 46 years. To this union, they were blessed with five incredible children: Jeri Kay, Tracy, Shane, Tonya and Trent. For roughly 20 years, Jerry farmed the Frank family farm. He also worked at Formanek Elevator and Murphy-Brown. For the last nine years, Jerry and Agnes made their home in Algona.
Jerry enjoyed playing cards (Canasta, Hand and Foot, 500, Solitaire) and mind-teasers. He loved spending time with his grandchildren (Hunter and Haley), making deviled eggs to share with friends and family, watching the eagles online at Decorah, watching Gunsmoke and Western movies. He often liked to put his rubber snakes around the house to tease his wife and grandchildren.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Agnes Frank of Algona; daughters Jeri Kay (Uriel Barillas) of Cedar Rapids, Tracy (Kevin Burge) and their two grandchildren (Hunter & Haley) of Platte City, Missouri, and Tonya (Justin Wadel) of Kansas City, Missouri; son Trent of Evergreen, Colorado; brothers Gail and Doyle, both of Colorado. Also surviving are numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews.
Preceding Jerry in death were his parents, Martin and LaVerna Frank; his son, Shane Frank; his brothers, Raymond Frank, Carl Frank and Loren Frank.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be left to the family’s discretion.
Ewing Funeral Chapel
178 Center St. W.
Britt, IA 50423