CHAFFEE -- Alvin M. Frank, 84, died June 21, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
Born Feb. 18, 1922, at Dutchtown, son of Henry Philip John and Manda Rosine Anna Springer Frank, he lived in Cape Girardeau before moving to Chaffee in 1955. He was a lifetime farmer who farmed Giboney Houck ground at Cape Girardeau for 63 years before he retired. He was a member and an usher of St. Ambrose Catholic Church at Chaffee, St. Ambrose Men's Club, and served on St. Ambrose Parish Council. He was also a member of the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus Father Marquette Council 11205 of Cape Girardeau, 4th Degree Knights of Columbus Thomas A. Langen Assembly of Cape Girardeau, Notre Dame Booster Club, Cape County Farm Bureau, Friends of Saint Francis Medical Center and served as a delegate for MFA Inc. District 14.
On Jan. 21, 1950, he married Adella Catherine Kirchdoerfer who survives.
Other survivors include: three son and daughters-in-law, Joe David and Kay Frank of Jackson, Michael and Debbie Frank of Cape Girardeau and Alvin and Kim Frank Jr. of Chaffee; two daughters and one son-in-law, Mary Ann Hennecke of Cape Girardeau and Barbara and Roy Beel of Jackson; a brother, Johnny Frank of Cape Girardeau; two sisters, Josephine Schuessler and Hermina Westrich of Cape Girardeau; and 10 grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Henry Frank; and two sisters, Clara Stoll and Marie Kirchdoerfer.
Visitation is after 4 p.m. today at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee. Parish prayers will be at 7 p.m. followed by a Knights of Columbus rosary at 7:15 p.m.
A funeral Mass will be concelebrated by the Rev. Ralph Duffner, the Rev. Thomas Kiefer and Rev. Mr. William Hennecke Jr. at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Chaffee.
Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Cape Girardeau.
Pallbearers will be: H.A. Timothy Frank, Jason Frank, Richard Ostendorf, Henry Martin Schuessler, George Kirchdoerfer, and his three godsons Eddie Kirchdoerfer, Robert James Jr. and James Frank.