Alvin Duane ‘Al’ Frank

BLUE EARTH – Alvin Duane “Al” Frank, age 82, died peacefully in his home on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, from a long battle with lung cancer and COPD. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Blue Earth, with burial to follow in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Monday at Patton Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 400 E. 14th St., Blue Earth.

He was born March 6, 1932, in Prescott, Wis., the son of Everett and Vera (Belter) Frank. He graduated from Blue Earth (Minn.) High School in 1950 and attended Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. After his discharge, he joined the family business, Frank Brothers Elevator with his father and brother. He was a lifetime member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Blue Earth, Minn. and a friend to St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bullhead City, Ariz. for 21 years. He was also a lifetime member and past commander of American Legion Post 89, Sergeant of Arms for the American Legion Firing Squad, past chairman of the Minn-Iowa Golf Course and a past board member of Snow Rovers Snowmobile Club. On May 4, 1957, he married Hollis (Holly) Rosengren. They were married for over 57 years.

Survivors include: his wife, Holly; daughters, Cathryn Frank of Bloomington, Minn., Carolyn Diaz of St. Charles, Mo., Paulette Frank of Ledyard, Iowa; son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Kim Frank of Blue Earth, Minn.; his brother and sister-in-law, David and Kathy Frank of Blue Earth, Minn.; his sister, Ruth Falkenberg of San Rafael, Calif.; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Leon; sisters, Betty Buffie, Norma Lange, Patricia Kapplinger; and grandson, Robert Paul Standing.

Memorials are preferred to UHD Hospice.