Wayne Frank

                    November 25, 2005

Life Legacy

Elmer Wayne Frank was born to Elmer A and Lynetta (Krambeck) Frank on August 6, 1929, at Lynch, Nebraska. He died November 25, 2005 at the Community Memorial Hospital in Burke, South Dakota at the age of 76 years.

Wayne attended all twelve years of school at Bonesteel, South Dakota. After graduation he worked for Miller Electric, wiring homes for two years, then for the Gregory County Soil Service staking dams until September, 1951. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corp, where he served until September, 1953. He then attended an electronic repair school in Omaha, Nebraska. On June 11, 1955, at the Burke Methodist Church, he married Dorothy Lee Potthoff. They made their home in Engelwood, California for 5 years, where Wayne worked at Hughes Aircraft as Polaris Systems quality control tester. In 1961, they moved back to a farm southwest of Bonesteel. They farmed until 1967, when he became a Star Route Mail Carrier for Vanderhule Moving & Storage carrying mail from Bonesteel to Pierre. In June 1976 Wayne and Dorothy purchased the Bonesteel Super Saver from Howard and Eileen Brown. They moved to town in January, 1978 and continued in the grocery business until June, 1982 at which time the business was closed and their inventory sold to their oldest son Steve. Wayne continued driving the mail truck until he retired in May of 1993.

Wayne & Dorothy celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 11th of this year. Wayne was a member of the Calvary Bible Church and the American Legion Post #36 in Bonesteel. Wayne was an avid sports fan and particularly enjoyed attending every Bonesteel Tiger game possible. He had a great passion for the game of baseball where he played catcher for many years. He also enjoyed camping and attending his grandchildrens church and school activities. On Sunday evenings during the summer Wayne could be found at the Stuart Raceway rooting on his Grandson Derek, (who happens to be the two time defending points leader in his class).

Wayne is survived by wife, Dorothy, 2 sons, Steven and wife Kristal of Bonesteel, James and wife Dulce of Burke, 1 daughter Stacy and husband Craig Zeisler of Naper, 6 grandchildren, Derek and Jamie Zeisler of Lincoln, Nebraska, Micaela Frank of Bonesteel, Mackenze, Tyler and Jaicee Frank of Burke, South Dakota. He will be dearly missed by all.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 2, 2005 at 10:30 AM at Calvary Bible Church in Bonesteel. Burial will be in the Rosebud Cemetery, Bonesteel. There will be a prayer service on Thursday at 7:30 PM at Clausen Funeral Home in Burke.

Death: November 25, 2005

This memorial provided by:
Clausen Funeral Home
Burke, SD