Frank Libra Jr., of Hinckley, passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.  He was 71 years old.

MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, January 28, 2019 at the First Lutheran Church of Hinckley with Rev. Brenda Wicklund officiating.

MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held from 3:00 – 5:00 pm on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at the First Lutheran Church of Hinckley and 1 hour prior to the service on Monday at the church.

Frank Libra Jr., of Hinckley, passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. He was 71 years old.

Frank was born on December 5, 1947 in Rush City, Minnesota to parents Kristina (Klepsa) and Frank Libra Sr. He grew up on the family farm and attended Hinckley Schools, graduating in 1965. He went on to the Austin Vocational School, where he studied farm equipment. Frank was drafted into the United States Army on February 20, 1968 and served overseas in Vietnam as a Chinook Helicopter Crew Chief. After his honorable discharge in February of 1971, He returned home to the family farm. He began working at the Pine City Co-op and it was there he met, Linda Raudabaugh. They were united in marriage on August 5, 1972 at the Our Redeemer Lutheran church in Pine City. They were blessed with two daughters, Kerry and Krista. Frank moved to a manager job at the Hinckley branch of the Pine City Co-op and worked there until the business closed in 1995. In February of 1997, Frank began working as a custodian at the Hinckley/Finlayson High School. He retired from the school on January 15, 2013.

Frank was a member of the Hinckley American Legion and VFW and served as the finance officer and commander for a number of years. He was active in the Hinckley Conservation Club, and worked hard to preserve fishing and hunting lands. He loved the yearly deer camp gatherings and teaching his children and later grandchildren the joy of hunting. He enjoyed quiet days spent on Blueberry Island and quietly sitting on a stump eating a bologna sandwich.

Frank donated years of service to 4-H’er of Pine County by transporting all types of animals to and from county and state fairs. He was active in the goat world and was charged with feeding the baby goats. Summers were spent either making hay or fixing machinery waiting for the rain to quit. He will be dearly missed but always remembered for his unique laugh, and his quiet yet compassionate nature.

Frank is preceded in death by his parents, brother Paul Libra, father-in-law Clark Raudabaugh, brother-in-law Larry Raudabaugh, and sister-in-law Beverley Raudabaugh.

He is survived by his wife Linda; daughters, Kerry (Denny) Post and Krista (Roy) Matson; grandchildren, Ethan Dummann, Kayla Dummann, Nathan Post, and Levi Matson; sisters-in-law, Mara Libra and Barbara Raudabaugh; brother-in-law Lee (Julie) Raudabaugh; mother-in-law Sylvia Raudabaugh; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

15 guestbook entries for FRANK LIBRA JR.

  1. Karlajean and Jay Becvar January 24, 2019 at 6:50 am #

    Our hearts go out to you, Kerry, and your mom. Know that you are held up in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Monica & Jim Miller January 24, 2019 at 3:00 pm #

    Deepest sympathy to Linda, Krista, Kerry & families in the loss of your husband, father, grandfather. He will be missed.

  3. Todd & Vera January 24, 2019 at 10:02 pm #

    So sorry to hear of your loss. All of you are in our thoughts & prayers!

  4. Pat kraetzner January 25, 2019 at 5:52 pm #


  5. Pat kraetzner January 25, 2019 at 6:01 pm #

    Linda,Kerry,and Krista,So SORRY to hear of your loss. We are thinking of you in our PRAYERS. MAY YOU KNOW THAT YOU have a lot of LOVE and support from friends and family.

  6. Mindy Johnson January 26, 2019 at 3:51 pm #

    So sorry to hear about your loss. Surrounding your family in love and prayers

  7. Chris Capaul January 26, 2019 at 4:33 pm #

    So sorry for your loss, will be sadly missed at deer hunting

  8. Carol Amundson January 27, 2019 at 8:52 am #

    Linda, Kerry, Krista and remaining family, I am so sorry to hear of Frankie’s passing. He was always quietly helping out at shows and fairs. Always had that wonderful smile! May memories help sustain you through this loss.

  9. MIke Musich January 28, 2019 at 5:12 pm #

    LInda, Kerry, Krista –

    Sorry to read about cousin Frankie’s passing! Spent a couple of summers on the farm with him in the ’60’s and enjoyed them a lot, although we did dump a load of oats from the truck once. Took a couple of hours to shovel back in. Uncle Frank was not pleased!

    Mike Musich

  10. Amy Tvedt January 28, 2019 at 5:20 pm #

    So sorry to hear about Frank. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  11. Meg Musich Burke January 29, 2019 at 9:55 am #

    Linda, Kerry and Krista,
    So very sorry to hear about Frankie’s passing. Even though I hadn’t seen him in quite some time he is well remembered for his nice guy ways and quiet chuckle.
    The obit is great – especially the bologna sandwich part.
    May your memories bring you comfort at this difficult time.
    Meg Burke ( cousin )

  12. Leanne Derry January 29, 2019 at 2:35 pm #

    Linda, I wish that you had notified us of Frankie’s passing. We certainly would have attended the celebration of his life. I am very sorry to lose another cousin. Luckily we saw him at Aunt Joyce’s funeral recently. All the best to his family.

    Leanne, Alice and Kim Derry

  13. mary e. bombard January 30, 2019 at 12:03 pm #

    So sorry to hear of cousin Frankie’s death. Did not get notification of it, so couldn’t attend the funeral. The best to the family. Mary Blahnik Bombard

  14. Jan Carlson January 30, 2019 at 1:53 pm #

    Dear Linda – so sorry to hear of your loss….you are in my thoughts and prayers, sending big hugs. Jan (Pete) Peterson/Carlson

  15. Deb Hultman February 6, 2019 at 8:23 am #

    Linda, Krista and Kerry so sorry to hear of Frankie’s passing. He was such a good, kind man and will be missed! He was always so good to me at school and we had many chats. Hugs and prayers for you all.

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