SHIRLEY ANN FRANK

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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.

 

10 guestbook entries for SHIRLEY ANN FRANK

  1. Carla and Gene Anderson September 26, 2015 at 8:03 am #

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Shirley was such a good friend to my mother and there for her when she was slowing beinging taken by that horrible cancer and then Shirley had to be taken by it also. So very sad. Our prayers are with you. Please let us know if we can do anything for you and your family.

    Sincerly,

    Gene and Carla Anderson

  2. Cathryn nissen September 26, 2015 at 11:03 am #

    Love to you Rodger and family. I feel honored to have known Shirley. I am sad and will miss her.
    Cathryn Nissen

  3. Pam burns September 26, 2015 at 10:27 pm #

    So sad for Roger and family. My heart goes out to all of you. It’s So hard to be left behind.

  4. Kim Nissen September 27, 2015 at 9:43 pm #

    Mr. Roger, I have been so blessed by you and Shirley; you two were some of the first new friends we had when we moved to Mora. I loved how my mom used to get a twinkle in her eye as she told me about her trips to One More Time and seeing Shirley there, planning her birthday party, boat rides, and going out with the “Tuesday group”. I was so touched by how often Shirley was at our house when mom was sick, how patient, and kind she was to me especially then. I will miss her greatly!

    Kim Nissen

  5. Denise Akkerman September 29, 2015 at 5:48 am #

    Roger- I was totally saddened to hear of Shirley’s passing. Such a great lady and one of my favorites! My thoughts are with you and your family.

  6. AJ October 1, 2015 at 1:14 am #

    I am sorry to hear the passing of Ms.Shirley. May you be comforted by God’s word in John 5:28, 29 and Acts 24:15 that there will be a resurrection to life of all our dear loved ones.

  7. Jerry & Linda Pedersen October 1, 2015 at 9:15 am #

    Roger and family,

    Shirley was a wonderful fun person and will be missed by many. We are so sorry for your loss. We are sorry we won’t be able to attend the service but our thoughts and prayers will be with you.

    There are no words of comfort that we can say. Please keep your happy memories and know she is in a better place.

    Linda & Jerry

  8. David and DiAnna Thingelstad October 1, 2015 at 2:55 pm #

    Dear Roger and Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. We only knew Shirley for a few years, but enjoyed our time with you both. It looks like we enjoyed the same things you two did over the years!
    Please know our thoughts and prayers will be with your family at this very sad time.
    Love,
    Dave and DiAnna

  9. Mary A October 1, 2015 at 7:12 pm #

    Frank family know that we mourn with you and have and will be praying for you.The Women’s Ministry at Hillman Baptist Church appreciated Shirley’s generous gift of her time. She had us listed to receive the money for her volunteer work at One More Time (thrift store). Many women were ministered to with her gift of time, she chose to go to them, for events and retreat.

  10. kurt robert frank October 16, 2015 at 5:25 am #

    I love you my dear mother. thank you for your everything. thank you lord for the time I was allowed with your precious creation.thank you friends of my mother. dad be strong. love you.

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