Leland J. Frank, age 88, of West Unity, passed away peacefully at his home with his wife of 70 years at his side. Prior to his retirement he had been self employed as a logger and a farmer.
Leland was born in Fulton County, Ohio, on January 12, 1930, the son of Herman and Gladys (Aeschliman) Frank. On September 16, 1948 he married Helen Warren, who survives.
He was a longtime member of the Ney Church of God. Leland enjoyed sports and coached Little League and Pony League, as well as managing both men’s and women’s softball. He loved fishing, hunting and being outdoors. He also enjoyed bowling, having bowled on the Frank’s Sawmill Team for many years.
Leland spent many hours with his family playing cards and dominos. Family was a large part of his life and he loved nothing better than cuddling grand babies with loving lullabies. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, Helen, are daughter-in-law, Cindy Frank of Gallatin, TN; children, Jim (Veria) Frank of West Unity, Tom (Laura) Frank of Kyle, TX, Tim (Kay) Frank of Wadsworth, OH, Shirley (Dale) Dillard of Marysville, OH. He is also survived by 19 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; a brother, Don (Judy) Frank of Stryker; half-sister, Rosemary English of Ney; and many nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by one son, Mike Frank; his parents; brothers, Eugene, Kenneth, and Richard Frank; half-brothers, Charles and Ronald Frank; and half-sister, Jenny Wooten.
Visitation for Leland will be held from 2:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. on Friday, November 2, 2018, at the Grisier Funeral Home in Stryker. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Saturday, at the Ney Church of God, with Pastor Kevin King, officiating. Interment will be in the Shiffler Cemetery, near Bryan.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be given to the Ney Church of God or the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.grisierfh.com.
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