DANVILLE — Delmar E. Frank, 84, of Danville-Jelloway Road, Danville, died Tuesday morning, April 20, 2010, in Knox Community Hospital following an extended illness.
Mr. Frank was born Jan. 3, 1926, in Knox County, the son of the late Walter and Rosella (Richert) Frank. He was a 1943 graduate of Danville High School and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Mr. Frank was a turkey farmer, a 25-year employee of Mansfield Plumbing Products, retiring in 1987, and a former Brown Township employee. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Jelloway, where he sang in the choir and was a trustee of Zion Lutheran Cemetery. Delmar was a self-taught harmonica and guitar player, and he loved to perform for nursing home and senior groups.
He is survived by two sons, Douglas Frank and Robert (Alisa) Frank, all of rural Danville; one daughter, Margaret “Peg” (Dan) Horn of rural Danville; two stepsons, Steven (Julie) Conant of Loudonville and David Conant of Florida; one stepdaughter, Elaine Posey of California; four grandchildren, Christopher Horn, Jon (Kristen) Horn, Laura Horn and Elizabeth Frank; several stepgrandchildren and great-grandchildren; five brothers, Robert Frank of Mount Vernon, Raymond Frank of Loudonville, Myron Frank of Maplewood, Wayne Frank of Danville and Harold Frank of California; and one sister, Mary Frank of Danville.
Mr. Frank was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Sheppard Frank, in 1971; his second wife, Barbara Oswalt Conant Frank, in 1987; a son, Brian Frank, in 1991; and five brothers, David, Clovis, Theodore, Richard and Blaine Frank.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 24, at 11 a.m. in Zion Lutheran Church, 20177 Wooster Road (Ohio 3), Danville, with the Revs. Thomas J. Heil and Ed Winkler officiating. Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, where military services will be conducted by the American Legion and VFW. Friends may call Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. in Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home, Loudonville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Zion Lutheran Church or Alzheimer’s Association, NW Ohio Chapter, 780 Park Ave. West, Mansfield, OH 44906. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.Byerly-Lindsey.com.