Edna J. Frank

Edna J. Frank, age 87, of Highland, passed away Tuesday, October 27 at Faith Countryside Homes/ Faith Care Center in Highland. A Funeral Mass for 87 year old Edna J. Frank will be Saturday, October 31 at 10:00 a.m. at Saint Paul Catholic Church in Highland. Burial will be in Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Memorials are suggested to Highland Home; the V. F. W. Auxiliary, or Family Hospice.

She was born on Saturday, September 01, 1928, in Saint Rose, IL, the daughter of Gerhardt and Cecelia (nee Henrichs) Alberternst.

On Saturday, October 11, 1952, she married Norbert F. Frank, who passed away on Saturday, February 17, 1990.

She was a member of Saint Paul Catholic Church, Highland, IL; Weinheimer Senior Citizens of Highland; Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post #5694 of Highland.

Mrs. Frank was born at St. Rose, IL. She attended Upper Ford County School at Beaver Prairie. After her marriage, she moved to Highland and then to St. Jacob in 1965. She returned to Highland in the mid-1990s. Over the years, she worked at Danches Brothers Powdered Egg Company, was a caregiver and housekeeper for the Miller family of Highland, LPN at St. Joseph’s Hospital for 12 years, and a babysitter in her home for over 22 years. She was an Assistant Manager at Highland Home for a few years; then became a resident. She moved to Legacy Place in September of 2014. She enjoyed bingo, cards, sewing and volunteering at Faith Countryside Nursing Center. She liked spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She enjoyed senior citizen trips.

Survivors include:
Daughter – Debra S. (Randy) Seger, St. Jacob, IL
Son – Dennis P. (Catherine E.) Frank, Staunton, IL
Son – Bruce A. (Beth) Frank, Saint Jacob, IL
Grandchild – Ben N. (Kendall) Frank, Edwardsville, IL
Grandchild – Ted A. (Erin) Frank, Staunton, IL
Grandchild – Carrie E. Frank, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Ryan D. (Shandra) Seger, Saint Jacob, IL
Grandchild – Robby A. (Jenny) Seger, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Cory M. (significant other Ashley Leder) Seger, Saint Jacob, IL
Grandchild – Brittany A. Frank, Saint Jacob, IL
Grandchild – Bailey A. Frank, Saint Jacob, IL
Great Grandchild – Emma R. Vachalek
Great Grandchild – Evin R. Frank
Great Grandchild – Elliot R. Frank
Great Grandchild – Samuel T. Frank
Great Grandchild – Elijah P. Frank
Great Grandchild – Joseph A. Frank
Great Grandchild – Chloe M. Seger
Great Grandchild – Lea M. Seger
Great Grandchild – Reed D. Seger
Great Grandchild – Ellen “Elley” R. Seger
Great Grandchild – Peyton C. Seger.

She was preceded in death by:
Father – Gerhardt Alberternst
Mother – Cecelia Alberternst nee Henrichs
Husband – Norbert F. Frank (Died 2/17/1990)
Sister – Leona C. Begemann (Died 6/7/2009)
Brother – Vincent Alberternst
Brother – Robert Alberternst
Brother – Edwin Alberternst
Brother – John Alberternst
Brother – Gerhardt Alberternst, Jr.

Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home
1501 Ninth at Lemon Street
Highland, IL 62249

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