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Forrest R. Frank

Published: Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT

STERLING – Forrest Richard Frank, 88, of Sterling, passed away Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at his home.

He was born April 7, 1925, in Sterling, the son of John and Nellie (Gilbert) Frank. He attended Jordan School and Sterling High School. Immediately after graduating school, he joined the Navy. He served on the supply ship USS Rutilicus AK-113 from 1943 to 1946, during World War II in the Pacific war zone. After the war, he worked at the former Tritz Implement Co., where he met Lois Burke. He later married her on June 17, 1955, at St. Mary Church in Sterling. Forrest also worked at the former Bun Austin Chevrolet, Price Motors, Northwestern Steel and Wire Co, Dana, Dixon Pharmacy, and Lundstrom Florist.

Surviving are two daughters, Lynn Sotelo and Gail (Bruce) Henson, both of Sterling; five grandchildren, Sean Crossley, Ryan Sotelo, Megan Sotelo, Brady Henson, and Brianna Henson; and one sister, Genevieve Barnett of Sterling.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Phyllis Oelrichs; and his son-in-law, John Sotelo.

Visitation will be from 10 to 10:55 a.m. Saturday and the Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling, with the Rev. James Keenan, celebrant, officiating. Burial with military honors will be at Calvary Cemetery in Sterling. McDonald Funeral Homes are handling arrangements.

A memorial will be established.

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