Robert ‘Bob’ L.
Robert “Bob” L. Frank of Cedarburg passed away unexpectedly on
Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at Community Memorial Hospital in Menomonee
Falls at the age of 77.
Bob was born in Thiensville on Oct. 29, 1936, to Paul and Anita (nee
Duffenbach) Frank and married Jean (nee Keller) on June 30, 1962, at
First Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cedarburg.
Bob was born and raised in the Thiensville-Cedarburg area. He was
confirmed at Calvary Ev.
Lutheran Church and graduated from Cedarburg High School in 1956. One of
his proudest moments during that time was breaking track records and
being given the name “The Silver Bullet.” After high school, Bob worked
for Automotive and Aircraft in Cedarburg. At 21, he served two years in
the U.S. Army, which included a tour in Korea. He also worked at Snider
Mold in Mequon for 20 more years until his retirement.
Other accomplishments of Bob include serving on the Thiensville Fire
Department and racing stock cars. Bob was also a member of several
clubs, which included snowmobiling, flying model aircrafts, ham radio
and building miniature replica hit-or-miss engines with the N.E.W. Model
Engine Builders Club. Bob will be greatly missed by his family and
friends ... Until we meet again on that glorious day.
Bob is survived by his wife, Jean, of Cedarburg; children, Michelle
(Pastor Michael) Frie of Richfield and Scott (Julie) of West Allis;
grandchildren, Brock (Breanna) Brown of California, Abby (Ryan) O’Rourke
of California, Eli, Aaron and Olivia Frie of Richfield, Allison
Thompson, and Adam and Alyssa Frank of West Allis; greatgrandchild,
Brooklyn Brown of California; and sister, Carol (Robert) Melk of
Plainfield. He is further survived by brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law,
nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; stepson, Mike Brown; and
brother, Joel Frank.
A funeral service was held Monday, Jan. 13, at 6 p.m. at Metro Harvest
Church, N96 W14313 County Line Road, Menomonee Falls. Visitation was at
the church on Monday from 4 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Interment was at Zur Ruhe
Cemetery in Cedarburg.
Memorials of your choice are appreciated.
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Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory in Cedarburg assisted the family with