Catherine "Tene" Frank, 94, of Remsen, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen.
Catheerine "Tene" Frank was born Sept. 16, 1910, at rural Dell Rapids, S.D., the daughter of James and Katherine (Flanagan) Fitzgerald. Tene was raised in the Dell Rapids area where she received her education, graduating in 1926. She then attended Teachers College at Madison, S.D. On Oct. 17, 1928, she married Lester Frank at Huntimer, S.D. They made their home near Remsen where they farmed for several years and in 1943 they moved into Remsen. She was an Avon representative from 1938 until 1954. Lester died April 29, 1995.
She had been a resident of the Happy Siesta Health Care Center since March 16, 1995.
She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, church Guild and Catholic Daughters of America.
Survivors include two daughters, Delia of Remsen, Alice "Kelly" Ferdig of Sioux City; one son-in-law, Francis and his wife, Bonnie Kestel of New Hampton; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one sister, Betty Wiebersch of San Leandro, Calif.; and one brother-in-law, Don Koenders of Brookings, S.D.
She was preceded in death by one son, Raymond; one daughter, Mary Kestel; one son-in-law, Milo Homan; one grandson, Raymond Mathison; three brothers, Gerald, John and Bert Fitzgerald; and three sisters, Marcella Plimpton, Agnes Birnbaum, Monica Koenders.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen with the Rev. Timothy Johnson officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery at Remsen. Friends may call any time after 2 p.m. today (Thursday), at the Fisch Funeral Home in Remsen. There will be a rosary at 3 p.m. by St. Mary's Guild and the Catholic Daughters of America and a vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m., all at the funeral home.