Frank Albert Blank, 82

Frank Albert Blank, 82, of Hopkins passed away Monday, July 29, 2019, at his home.  Born Aug. 21, 1936, in Crete, Ill., he was the son of the late Frank and Elsie (Dehn) Blank and the husband of the late Arlene (Schaendorf) Blank. 

Frank worked for the Teamsters and also was a farmer. His true passions were time spent hunting and fishing and maybe relaxing with a little Canadian Mist.

Frank and his wife, Arlene, always enjoyed creating wonderful memories with their grandchildren. 

Surviving are his two children, John Blank (and his wife, Marcy Hazen) and Karyn Blank; three grandchildren, Zachary J. Blank, Logan F. Blank and Briana B. Cronk; his brothers-in-law, William Schaendorf and Robert (Linda) Schanedorf; his two nephews, Brian Blank and Bobby Blank; and one niece Rochelle Long. 

Along with his parents and his wife, Frank was preceded in death by his brother Bob Blank; brother-in-law James Schaendorf; sister-in-law Norma Schaendorf; and his niece Sheila Blank. 

A Celebration of Life will be Saturday, Aug. 3, at Leighton United Methodist Church, 4180 Second St., Caledonia, from 4 to 7 p.m., with Pastor David McBride officiating. Burial will take place at Maplewood Cemetery, Hopkins Township.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association or the Diabetes Foundation. 

Gorden Funeral Residence, Hopkins Chapel, is assisting the family with arrangements.



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