Frank was recognized for his hard work and through Lambs Grays Harbor, he received an N.A.M award for Apprentice of the Year1955. Frank was living in Aberdeen during this time. By 1961 his family had grown to four children and they decided to move up north to Seattle area eventually settling in Burien, Wash.
Frank spent his life working as a machinist with shops in and around Seattle, before he moved to Boeing Military Airplane Division as lead in the machine shop, Upon his retirement Frank and his wife Jenne traveled across country visiting family and friends. Yuma, AZ was one of their favorites as was Las Vegas where they visited their oldest daughter and grandchildren. During their travels they would by joined by one or more of their children and grandchildren for many adventures and many memories.
Upon Jennie’s passing in 2002 Frank traveled on alone visiting his kids and grandchildren and his many friends until he eventually met a travel companion who showed him many new joys and experiences. Frank’s interest included but not limited to the outdoors with fishing, boating, 4-wheeling, camping, bowling, horseshoes, archery and whatever made life enjoyable.
While Frank enjoyed life with many varied activities and meeting new people he and his travel companion had drifted apart. His love for the area of Thompson Falls led him to buy a rental home there, and he eventually met Jo Steffes and married her. Their time together may have been short and by mutual agreement they divorced, but they continued to share and be part of each other lives. Frank, being on his own at this time, moved into his own home. After a brief time he realized he was unable to care completely for himself because of his health issues, so friends and caregivers stepped in to help when needed. Many thanks to the people of Thompson Falls for your love and support of our father. Bless you all.
Frank has been cremated by Sunset Funeral Home and Crematorium of Plains. His family has taken him back to Seattle, Wash., to be put rest beside his wife of 47 years at Wynoochie Cemetery, He is survived by his four children, Nancy (Harrold) Nyman of Gwinn, Mich; Steve Parker of Seattle, Wash.; Tammi Logeson-Carr of Seattle, Wash: Tracie Pappenheim of Seattle, Wash and his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren and cousin in Oregon.
May you rest in Peace, Dad. You will be sadly missed...We love you.