Elmer H. Frank

Elmer H. Frank, age 82 of Alhambra, IL, died Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at his residence in Alhambra, IL.

He was born on Tuesday, February 13, 1934, in Alhambra, IL, the son of Clemens and Alma (nee Ohren) Frank.

On Saturday, July 21, 1956, at Grantfork United Church of Christ, Grantfork, IL, he married Joan M. Frank nee Ulrich who survives.

He was a member of VFW Post #5694-Highland; Laborer Hall #397-Granite City.

Mr. Frank was born in Alhambra Township on Fruit Road and grew up there. He actively served with the United States Army during the Korean War. After the war, he returned to the family farm and later was married. He and his wife lived in Highland, Grantfork, and Alhambra. He was a laborer out of Laborers Local 397, Granite City; later he was the laborer for the Illinois American Water Works in Granite City, retiring after 26 years of service. He was proud of his 60-year membership with the Laborers Union. He and his wife leased their farmland. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, his red pick-up truck, and cutting grass with his John Deere lawn mower.

Survivors include:
Wife – Joan M. Frank, nee Ulrich, Alhambra, IL
Daughter – Cindy L. (Ronald) Price, New Douglas, IL
Son – Jerry L. (Ann) Frank, Alhambra, IL
Daughter – Wanda K. (Brett) Bluhn, Highland, IL
Son – Robert L. “Bobby” (Cheryl) Frank, Alhambra, IL
Grandchild – Eric (Allison) Price, Laurens, IA
Grandchild – Ember Price, San Diego, CA
Grandchild – Megan (Fiance Nick Sauer) Frank, Creve Coeur, MO
Grandchild – Madison Frank, Alhambra, IL
Grandchild – Tyson Bruhn, Seattle, WA
Grandchild – Wade Bruhn, St. Louis, MO
Grandchild – Kyle Frank, Alhambra, IL
Grandchild – Katie Frank, Alhambra, IL
Great Grandchild – Alexander Price, Laurens, IA
Great Grandchild – Marcus Price, Laurens, IA
Sister – Dorothy Landolt, Pocahontas, IL
Sister – Hattie Keller, Waterloo, IL
Sister – Agnes (Roland) Keller, Highland, IL
Brother – Lawrence (Pat) Frank, Pocahontas, IL
Brother – Leonard Frank, Alhambra, IL.

He was preceded in death by:
Father – Clemens Ulrich “Clem” Frank
Mother – Alma Frank (nee Ohren)
Sister – Marie Suess (Died 11/26/2011)
Sister – LaVerne Moss (Died 06/18/2001)
Sister – Clementine E. “Sis” Rinderer (Died 1/14/2012)
Brother – Alvin J. “Bud” Frank (Died 10/10/2010)
Sister – Clara Heim (Died 7/3/1955)
Brother – Norbert Frank (Died 2/17/1990)
Sister – Wilma Welchlen (Died 12/24/2012)
Brother – Clemens “Clem” Frank, Jr. (Died 6/5/1980)
Brother – Duane L. Frank (Died 12/4/2004).

Arrangements are being handled by Dauderman Mortuary in Alhambra, IL.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, April 01, 2016, at Dauderman Mortuary in Alhambra, IL and from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM on Saturday, April 02, 2016, at Salem United Church of Christ in Alhambra, IL.

Funeral service will be at 10:00 AM on Saturday, April 02, 2016, at Salem United Church of Christ in Alhambra, IL., with Rev. Jerry Amiri, Pastor, officiating.

Interment will be at Salem Cemetery in Alhambra, IL.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bond County Hospice and Salem Cemetery.

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