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June 23, 1952 – April 5, 2021

Benedict Francis “Ben” Frank Sr., age 68, of St. Michael passed away on Monday, April 5, 2021 at his residence.

He was born on June 23, 1952 in Dickinson, North Dakota the son of Francis Gregory & Anna Marie (Brinster) Frank.

Ben honorably served his Country in The United States Navy.

On August 27, 1980, Benedict F. Frank and Elizabeth J. Castano were joined in marriage in Anoka.

Ben was employed for thirty-five years at The United States Postal Service.  He later worked five years at The Monticello Walmart Store mainly in their sporting goods department.

He loved his grandchildren dearly.   They were the light of his life!   He loved spending time with them every weekend and loved doing all the fun things with them that grandparents get to do.

He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, traveling and skiing.   He especially enjoyed spending time with his family.

Survived by loving wife: Elizabeth “Liz” Frank; children: Bonnie (Ryan) Holly of Phoenix, Arizona, Maria Frank (Brandon) of Robbinsdale and Ben “Bean” (Amanda) Frank Jr. of Otsego; grandchildren: Scott and Sierra; Samuel “Sammy”; Lila, Benny & Ella; his mother: Anna Frank; seven siblings: Pat (Doug) Nielsen, Lil Frank, Clarice Greve, Cathy (Mike) Zemlin, Jane (Andy) Besser, Allan Frank and Tim Frank; other relatives and many friends.

Preceded in death by his father Francis G. Frank.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 13 5-8 P.M. at the funeral home.  Further visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 14 one hour prior to Mass at the church.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Benedict F. Frank Sr. will be held on Wednesday, April 14 10:30 A.M. St. Michael Catholic Church in St. Michael, MN.   Interment with military rites to follow at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Casket Bearers will be Allan Frank, Tim Frank, Dennis Frank, Andy Besser, Tom Monroe and Brandon Good.


5 Guestbook Entries


    We love you all 💗

  2. Alfred Castano

    Me and my family would like to send our condolences, even though we won’t be there in person we will continue to keep you, my Aunt, and the family in our prayers. I will always remember the funny jokes you had and your laughter that filled the room.

  3. Gail & Greg Popehn

    So sad to hear this. It’s so hard. Wish you never had to go through all this. MY love and good times carry you through hardest times. In our hearts love you all

  4. Cletus Frank

    Sorry to hear of Ben’s passing. Sending our thoughts and prayers.
    -Cletus and Karla Frank

  5. Jennifer Castano

    Sending big hugs to you all. Uncle Ben will be missed. We have many memories of when you guys would visit us in San Diego. RIP UNCLE BEN


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