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Jon E. Frank
Jon E. Frank
April 04, 1985 - October 29, 2009
Auburn, IA

Visitation: Saturday, 4-8pm October 31, 2009 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Lake View, IA
Funeral Service: Sunday, 3:00 PM November 01, 2009 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Lake View, IA
Jon E. Frank, age 24, of Auburn, IA, died Thursday, October 29, 2009, as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Jon Ernest Frank was born to parents Jeff and Ellen (Manthe) Frank on April 4, 1985, in Lake City, IA. Jon is the second of three sons; his older brother is Dan and younger brother is Mitch. Jon was baptized at Zion Lutheran Church in Auburn in May of 1985 and confirmed into the Lutheran faith in April of 1999 at Emmanual Lutheran Church in Lake View, where he remained an active member. Jon was raised in the Lake View and Auburn areas, graduating from Wall Lake View Auburn High School with the class of 2003. He went on to further his education at Iowa Lakes Community College in Emmetsburg, IA, graduating with the honor of Summa cum laude in Construction Technology in 2005.

Farming was Jonís passion and he returned home to live on his grandparentís farm and assist his father with the family farm operation. He loved being outdoors and especially the smell of freshly tilled soil. Jon was very active and in his spare time he could be found hunting or participating in outdoor activities including: canoeing, bonfires, barbeques, and riding ATVs. He also found companionship from his golden retrievers. His family would describe him as having a very helpful, gentle spirit with a heart of gold. He was a strong willed, quick witted man of few words, yet managed to create a fun atmosphere with family and friends. Words cannot express how he will be missed by all those that knew and loved him.

Those left to cherish his memory are his parents: Jeff and Ellen; brothers: Dan (Misty) Frank of Marion, IA, and Mitch Frank of Lake View; grandparents: Raymond and Marge Frank of Lake View, IA; and Bill and Jo Manthe of Lake View, IA; aunts and uncles: Larry and Rita Frank, Lake City, IA, Steve and Diane Frank of Storm Lake, IA, Scott and Nancy Frank of Belle Plaine, IA, Julie and Del Krusenstjerna, Apple Valley, MN, Linda Wolfe, Des Moines, IA, Chris and Elaine Manthe, Madrid, IA, Carolyn Sexton, Rockwell City, IA, and Bruce and Lisa Manthe, Merrill, IA; and a host of cousins, extended family members, and good friends.

A memorial has been established in Jon's honor.

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