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AGE: 71


ADDRESS: W4037 State Highway 64, Medford; A Township of Browning resident


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 3:50 PM Thursday, August 24 at Marshfield Medical Center where he had been a patient for the past 3 days


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM on Monday, August 28 at Independent Apostolic Lutheran Church, Ogema


OFFICIATING: Mike Peterson


INTERMENT: Leavitt Creek Cemetery – Township of Hill, Price County where there will be military rites performed by the Spirit American Legion


VISITATION: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 4-7 PM on Sunday, August 27 and also at church in Ogema from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Monday, August 28


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: May 3, 1946 at Medford


EDUCATION: Leavitt Creek Grade School, Town of Hill and was a 1964 graduate of Westboro High School


MARRIAGE: December 2, 1967 at Marshfield to Janice E. Peterson & she survives


PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education, he entered the US Army and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. After the service, he worked as a machinist in the Twin Cities. In 1973, he returned to the area settling in Medford where he worked at Enerquip Mfg. as a machinist until his retirement in 2010. He enjoyed travel, hunting, fishing camping, games of all sorts & spending time with his family.


MEMBER OF: Independent Apostolic Lutheran Church of Ogema


SURVIVING SPOUSE: Wife – Janice E. Frankki of Medford


SURVIVING CHILDREN: Keith (Stephanie) Frankki of Lidgerwood, ND, Amy (Scott) Wildberg of Medford & Jennifer (Scott) Geiger of Oak Grove, MN


# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 8 – Heidi, Logan & Lindsey Wildberg, Ben, Zach & Dylan Frankki, Sam & Randy Geiger


SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Shirley (Jack) Smith of Medford, Jim (Dorothy) Frankki of Medford, Alice (Larry) Rogers of Waukesha, Linda (Ronald) Schmitt of Waukesha, Paul (Judy) Frankki of Stetsonville, Elaine (Jim) Leppala of Watton, MI, Ruth (Wayne) Dupuis of Medford, Carol (Gary “Fuzzy”) Ellenbecker of Medford


BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Brothers – John, George & Alfred Frankki, baby Charles Frankki in infancy;

Sister – Ethel Stenberg


DECEASED FATHER: John Elovy Frankki


DECEASED MOTHER: Alma Sophia Leino


PALLBEARERS: Grandsons – Logan Wildberg, Ben, Zach & Dylan Frankki, Sam & Randy Geiger


OTHER INFORMATION: Further survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and brothers and sisters in faith
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