AKKERMAN-INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
Shirley Frank, of Mora, passed away on Friday, September 25, 2015 at the St. Clare Living Community in Mora. She was 78 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, October 2, 2015 at the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora.
MEMORIAL VISITATION will be 1 and 1/2 hour prior to the service, from 9:30-11:00 am.
MEMORIALS to the Salvation Army are preferred in lieu of flowers .
Shirley Ann Frank, of Mora, MN, died on Friday, September 25, 2015 at St. Clare Living Community in Mora. She was 78 years old.
Shirley was born in St. Paul, MN on July 20, 1937 to Clarence and June (Gifford) Severson. Shirley went to West High School in Milwaukee, WI and worked as a waitress at the local malt shop called Goldmans. She enjoyed waitressing and the food service industry and worked in that profession most of her life. She enjoyed meeting new people and socializing.
Shirley met Roger in the mid 1960’s. Roger was just out of the Army and Viet Nam War. They were married on August 8, 1968 (a wedding date, as Shirley would say, he would remember). They were a match made in heaven as they both enjoyed going to every garage sale, flea market, auction and antique store in the five county region (ha ha). They moved to Columbia Heights, MN with their sons Kevin and Kurtis; soon after a third son, Michael, was born. In 1972 they moved to Fridley, MN where they lived for nearly 25 years. Roger built a large two story addition to their home and a giant garage to hold all the treasures they accumulated from all the garage sales. (Dad’s union carpentry job had paid off in knowledge of storage buildings (ha ha).
Shirley and Roger retired and moved to Mora, MN where they bought a nice little property on the Snake River. After adding onto the house Roger built two storage barns to house all their treasures from Fridley, plus the new treasures from Mora. Yes, they really enjoyed thrifting. Mom also enjoyed volunteering at the local thrift store which donates the proceeds to local nursing homes etc. She really enjoyed the country life; the birds, deer, pheasants and occasional bear coming into their yard.
Shirley was a kind, caring, generous person and a great wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend.
Shirley is survived by her husband Roger of Mora; 3 sons Kevin (Dorothy) Frank, Kurtis Frank and Michael (Sally) Frank; 7 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.