Feb 28, 1926 - Sep 1, 2016
Robert E. Frank, 90, of Riverton died September 1, 2016 at the Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton, Wyoming. Cremation will take place and a memorial service will be held in Corydon Cemetery, Pennsylvania at a late date where his ashes will be buried with his wife.
Robert Edward Frank was born February 28, 1926 in Onoville, New York on the Allegany Indian Reservation to Edward George and Myrtle Mae (Hunsinger) Frank. He grew up in Onoville attending grade school in a one room school near Peter’s Creek. He graduated from Randolph Central School in Randolph, New York. He served in the Army during WW II in the 7th Armored Division in Germany in the Battle of the Bulge. He married Marilyn Ruth (Putnam) on Sept. 9, 1947 in Portville, N.Y. The couple had four children.
As a young man he worked on the railroad and worked as a heavy equip mechanic the majority of his life for highway construction, gravel pits, logging and locally for Dry Creek of Riverton, Wyoming. He moved to Riverton, Wyoming in 1992 with his wife. They lived the majority of their life near Onoville, N.Y.
His family said he loved working as a mechanic, loved racing stock cars when he was young especially his 33X Ford, working on cars, trucks, and engines, he was a life member of the NRA which he believed very strongly in. They said he participated in snow snake throwing competitions on the Seneca Indian Reservation.
He is survived by two sons, Ward Frank and wife Cindy of California, Maryland, Lenard Frank and wife Maggie of Franklin, Tennessee; two daughters, Susan and husband Gordon Bush of Riverton, Wyoming, Ann and husband Bob Weaver of Randolph, New York; six grandchildren; four great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Naomi and husband Rod Hudson of Florida; cousin, Larry “Swab” Frank of Steamburg, New York; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn in 2004; his parents, Edward G. and Myrtle Frank; brother, Richard Frank and sister, Leona Bunker.
Memorials may be made to NRA in care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 W. Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501.
On-line condolences for the family may be made at theDavisFuneralHome.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home.