Herman Hugo Frank, age 90, of Dexter, passed away peacefully Monday, July 1, 2019, at the Waters-Marsh Memory Care in Rochester.
Herman was born April 10, 1929, in Elk Grove, Ill., to Herman and Clara (Dahm) Frank. He grew up in the West Chicago area and worked on the family farm until age 24. Herman served his country in the U.S. Army. He married Helen Margery Plummer on Feb. 10, 1954, in Aurora, Ill., while in basic training. After his honorable discharge in May of 1955, Herman farmed alongside his brother, Dave, in Marengo, Ill., until 1974, when he and his family moved to Dexter, where he continued to farm.
Herman was a member of the Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Austin. He was self-taught in a lot of areas, including construction and mechanics. He enjoyed traveling to visit relatives. Herman was well loved and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Survivors include his children, Ed (Cynthia) Frank of Dexter, Eileen (J. Watson) Anderson of Aberdeen, S.D., and Ted (Kim) Frank of Dexter; 11 grandchildren, Tim (Sandra) Frank, TJ (Nicole) Anderson, Wade (Ashley) Anderson, Will (Jackie) Anderson, Anne (Zach) Battin, Gretchen (Paul) Eickhoff, Tom (Kelsey) Frank, Rachel (Dallas) Voigt, Molly (Dustin) Voigt, Caleb (Lexy Smith) Frank, and Hannah (Dave) Blocki; 25 great-grandchildren with three on the way; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Clara Frank; wife, Helen Margery Frank, in 2017; infant son, Samuel, at birth; six sisters and two brothers.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 6, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Austin. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. prior to the service Saturday at the church. Interment will be in Dexter Cemetery with military honors by the American Legion Post 91 and V.F.W. Post 1216. Memorials can be directed to Lutheran Hour Ministry or recipient of donor's choice. The family would like to thank the Waters Care staff and Primrose staff in Austin for the wonderful care they gave to Herman. Services are pending with Worlein Funeral Home of Austin. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.