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Leona Mae Frank March 15, 1926 - May 7, 2009

WILLMAR -- Leona Mae Frank, 83, of Willmar died Thursday at Bethesda PleasantView Nursing Home in Willmar.

The service will be 1:30 p.m. Monday at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Willmar. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Willmar.

Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are with Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar. Memorials are preferred to Rice Hospice or Redeemer Lutheran Church.

She was born March 15, 1926, in Montevideo to Edward and Agnes (Angrimson) Erickson. She grew up near Milan and graduated from Milan High School.

She married Harlan Golden in 1944 and they lived and farmed in rural Milan. In 1965, she moved to Willmar. She worked at Wonderalls in Willmar for a short time and later attended Willmar Vo-Tech for the clerical/business program. She then worked as a secretary at Rice Memorial Hospital and for an insurance agency, as a baker for the Lakeland Hotel Cafe and at Willmar Poultry. She married Larry Frank in 1974.

She was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church and the V.F.W. Auxiliary.

She is survived by two sons: Craig (and Claudia) Golden of Morgan and Douglas (and Shellie) Golden of Hermantown; 10 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and three sisters: Ruth Torgerson of Big Stone, S.D., Arlene Poppe and Loretta (and Arnold) Lange, both of Montevideo.

She was preceded in death by her husbands; a brother and a sister.