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Helen I. Frank

Helen I. Frank July 26, 1930 - June 30, 2006 OLIVIA -- Helen Irene Frank, 75, of Olivia died Friday at St. Francis Hospital in Shakopee from complications of kidney disease. The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church i...

Helen I. Frank

July 26, 1930 - June 30, 2006

OLIVIA -- Helen Irene Frank, 75, of Olivia died Friday at St. Francis Hospital in Shakopee from complications of kidney disease.

The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bird Island. Burial will be at St. Aloysius Cemetery in Olivia.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Dirks-Blem Funeral Home in Olivia, with a prayer service at 5 p.m., and from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

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She was born July 26, 1930, in Hector to Raymond and Dorothy (Osborn) Emerson.

She married Earl Grund on Aug. 11, 1948, in Olivia. They lived in Olivia, and she worked with Earl in the trucking industry and worked as a waitress at local restaurants and supper clubs. Earl died in 1979. She later married Wencel Frank. He died in 1986. After she retired, she worked part-time at the Olivia Alco store.

She is survived by her special friend: John Pearson; her children: Gloria (and Wayne) Schemel of Renville, Patricia (and James) Johnson of Litchfield, Peg (and Bob) Gilchrist of Savage, Gary (and Penny) Grund of Olivia, Deb (and Vance) Meyer of Prior Lake, Greg Grund of Owatonna, Tom (and Angie) Grund of Savage, Mike (and Jennifer) Grund of Olivia, Jeff (and Nikki) Grund of Waconia; 26 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and three sisters: Shirley (and Ben) Kubesh of Olivia, Lois (and Rick) Nelson of Rochester and Diana Guetter (and Tom Roozen) of Mankato.

She was preceded in death by two husbands and one sister.

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