Mildred Wegner Frank

Thursday, August 26, 2021
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Our beloved wife, mother and grandmother Mildred Wegner Frank, 94, formerly of Park City, went to be with the Lord surrounded by family on August 21, 2021.

She was born April 6, 1927, to Edward Wegner and Lydia (Popp) Wegner. She was a lifelong member of the Lutheran Church. While in high school she was a majorette and worked at the Park City grocery store.

She met Samuel Frank while in high school and they were married after the war on January 18, 1947. The majority of her life was spent on a farm west of Park City, Montana. She raised her children, Eileen and Stanley in a loving home. She liked to make quilts and crochet. Her family has received many beautiful blankets. She was a wonderful cook, made many German breads, and the best dinner rolls over which her grandchildren would fight for the last one.

Mildred loved going on trips with Evelyn and Vic Hergett. They spent vacations camping at Yellowstone Park. They went on trips to ship reunions together. They also went on many trips with Judy and Al Kober. She and Sam loved to polka together. When they could no longer dance, they watched Molly B every Saturday night.

Her grandchildren’s best memory is of how she taught them how to play cards. Every holiday, when the dishes were done, the cards came out. She laughed and three of them teased her about cheating to help Pam win. She loved getting together with her brother, Rudy and wife Bernice to play Shanghi.

Mildred was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Rudy (Bernice) and her daughter, Eileen (Pat); many of the Popp family and her inlaws, the Frank family, and the Wegner family.

She is survived by her loving husband, Sam, of 74 years; her son Stan (Susan); grandchildren Rick (Lori) Shimskey, Pam (John) Kincel, Cindy Frank, Wendy Frank and Lena (Shawn) Kallevig; her greatgrandchildren, Logan, Landon and Lexi Shimskey; Maximo Madrigal, Taylor and Julia Kincel; Caleb Romero, Jake, Brady and Kolter Kallevig; brother-in-law Raymond (Char) Frank; sisters-in-law, Betty Yeager and Jo Ann Hoffman. Shel had many cousins and nieces and nephews that she loved.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 28, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Laurel, Montana. A luncheon will follow. Burial of ashes will be at a later date.

Memorials are suggested to St. John’s Lutheran Church or a charity of your choice.



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