Myron Jerome Frank


Myron Jerome Frank, 91, of Willmar, passed away on November 21st, at Bethesda Grand. His Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 am, Wednesday, November 24th at Church of St. Mary in Willmar with interment in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, November 23rd from 5-7:00 pm, with a Knights of Columbus Rosary at 5:00 pm at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar. Visitation will continue one hour prior to mass at the church on Wednesday. Memorials may be given to the Willmar area food shelf or the Andrew Hatlestad Nursing Scholarship.

Myron was born April 14, 1930, in Renville County, Minnesota the son of Henry P. and Angela (Kojetin) Frank in Renville County. He was the eldest of five children.

On November 29, 1950, Myron married Elaine Mages at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Morgan. They made their home on a farm in Henryville Township in Renville County. Myron and Elaine worked hard and enjoyed life on the farm along with their 10 children. Myron’s specialty was raising pullets and sugar beets. Myron was a member of the Knights of Columbus, served on the St. Catherine’s Church Council in Redwood Falls, and served as a board member for the Danube Farmers Elevator and Oil Company. Myron was also one of the founding members of Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative.

In Willmar, Myron served as treasurer of the board for the Willmar Senior Citizens. In his free time, Myron enjoyed fishing, traveling with Elaine, and playing cards. He shared his love and knowledge of the land, nature, hard work and faith with his children and grandchildren. He also taught them many card games and was notorious for winning most of the time. Myron loved to drive around his farm and the countryside to check how the crops were growing. Such drives made his day complete even up until his last days.

Myron is survived by his wife, Elaine, children; Kathleen (Steve) Chesney of Brooklyn Park, Darvin Frank of Olivia, Teresa Frank (David Peterson) of Svea, Tony (Brenda) Frank of Redwood Falls, Connie (Tony) Schmoll of Willmar, Beverly (Al) Lopez of Aroura, CO, Mary (Mike) Mueller of Winthrop, Christine Frank of Henderson, NV, Joan (Ron) Honzay of Morris, and Brenda Frank (Doug Knight) of Denver CO; Also surviving are his siblings: Donald (Veronica) Frank of Redwood Falls, Betty Miller of Redwood Falls and Susie Drexler of Willmar. Also surviving are his beloved 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Preceding Myron in death are his parents, sister, Henrietta Mages, infant sister, Mary Ann, grandson, Aaron Chesney, and great-grandson, Dominick Bruns.