CAMBRIDGE, Nebraska -- Gene E. Frank, 84, died Tuesday (March 15, 2011), at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska.
He was born in rural Frontier County near Bartley on Dec. 15, 1926, to Jesse J. and Gladys A. (Turpin) Frank. Gene graduated from Bartley High School in 1944, and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He was married to Vera Chavez and to this union a daughter, Alison, was born. Gene worked for Yellow Freight Lines as a truck driver and later manager of the terminal.
He lived in Denver, Colorado for more than 20 years and Albuquerque, New Mexico for 12 years.
Upon retirement Gene moved to Cambridge in 1996. To help pass time during retirement, he was employed by Faw Motor Company as a driver. Gene enjoyed fishing and volunteering for many local organizations. He was known for his smile and good sense of humor.
Gene was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Marion; and two sisters, Marlene and Donna Mae.
He is survived by his daughter, Alison Ponsetti of Golden, Colorado; step-son, Scot Kancillia of Denver; brothers, Marvin Frank of McCook, Nebraska, and Bill Frank of Carpenter, Wyoming.
Memorial services have been changed to Saturday, March 26, 2 p.m. at Lockenour-Jones Mortuary in Cambridge with Bill Weaver officiating.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial to St. John's Hospice of Denver has been established.
Friends may leave online condolences at lockenour.com.
Lockenour-Jones Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.