Eugene J. Frank

Eugene J. “Gene” Frank, 89, of Shawano, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 16, 2018, at Atrium Post Acute Care Center of Shawano at Evergreen, with his family by his side.

Gene was born on June 20, 1929, in Shawano, a son of the late Leo and Fern (Smith) Frank. Gene was proud that he was born and raised in the Mooseyard. He attended Shawano High School, graduating with the class of 1947. After high school, he worked on the family farm which he later took over and ran himself for 55 years. On Feb. 22, 1958, Gene was united in marriage to the former Joanne VandenHeuvel at St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano. Gene was a lifelong member of St. James Lutheran Church and was an active member of the farm bureau.

Left to treasure his memory are his wife of 60 years, Joanne, of Shawano; his children, Leo (Debbie) Frank and Ted (Michelle) Frank, both of Shawano, Dan (Susan) Frank, of Missouri, and Jo (Eric) Frank, of Maryland; his grandchildren, Nicki Wood, Logan, Joshua, Gabriel, Noah, Jonah, Kayla and Nathaniel Frank; and six great-grandchildren.

Gene was preceded in death by his infant sisters, Mabel and Eleanor Frank; and his grandson, Kyle Alexander.

A memorial service for Eugene J. Frank will be held on Friday, July 20, 2018, at 11 a.m. at St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano. The Rev. Dr. Timm Griffin will officiate. Visitation will begin at 9 and continue until the time of service.

Mickelson Funeral & Cremation Service of Shawano is assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences at