Charles J. Frank, 86
March 19, 1930 — Jan. 21, 2017
Charles J. Frank, age 86, passed away at Whispering Pines in Plover on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. Charlie was born in Cedarburg on March 19, 1930, to Erwin and Lena (nee Armbruster) Frank and graduated from Cedarburg High School in 1947.
He was united in marriage to Dolores (nee Berg) Frank on Oct. 9, 1954.
After serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, Charlie was a dedicated employee at Ozaukee Excavating Inc. and then went on to work for the city of Cedarburg as superintendent of the Department of Public Works, later retiring as City Sewer Inspector. Charlie and his wife, Dorie, were members of St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church while they were residents in Cedarburg and later attended St. Mary of Mount Carmel Parish in Amherst during their retirement.
Charlie liked returning to Cedarburg for the Golden Bulldog reunions. He was a proud member of the American Legion-Peter Wollner Post 288, and often assisted with funeral honors. Charlie was a man of faith with an ear for polka music who enjoyed hunting, ice fishing, gardening and his beloved Packers. He had a kind heart and above all else enjoyed spending time with Dorie and their family at the lake.
Charles is survived by his loving wife Dolores, children Mary (Bob) Winkel, Theresa (Manuel) Valdés, Janet (Phil) Foster, Joseph (Jill) Frank, Kathleen (Charlie) Sullivan, Carol Moralez and Donald (Colleen) Frank; 16 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, sister Lenore Stern, brothers Edward (Bernie) Frank and Erwin Frank and brother-in-law James (Ellie) Berg. Charles is preceded in death by his parents, brother-in-law Norbert Stern and sister- in-law Jackie Frank.
Visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, at the Eernisse Funeral Home, 1167 Washington Ave., Cedarburg, WI 53012 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The family will receive visitors again on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church, 1375 Covered Bridge Road, Cedarburg, WI 53012. Father Patrick Burns will officiate a Mass of Christian Burial beginning promptly at 10:30 a.m., followed by full military honors outside the church. Charlie will then be laid to rest at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society. Charlie’s family wishes to extend a thank you to the staff at Whispering Pines in Plover for the care and compassion they provided. The Eernisse Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be left at www.eernissefuneralhome.com.