David C. Frank

David C. Frank, 65, New England, N.D. died April 10, 2015 at St. Alexius Medical Center, Bismarck.

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David C. Frank, 65, New England, N.D. died April 10, 2015 at St. Alexius Medical Center, Bismarck.

Dave’s Mass of Christian Burial was held April 15, 2015 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, New England, with Fr. Biju Chitteth as the celebrant. Interment followed at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Military honors were provided by the New England American Legion Anton Ulijohn Post 66.

David C. Frank was born Sept. 13, 1949 in Dickinson, the son of Frank S. and Rose (Hagel) Frank. He was raised and educated in New England, graduating from New England St. Mary’s High School in 1967.

Dave was united in marriage Dec. 22, 1970 to Lucinda “Lucy” Rustan  at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He served honorably in the United States Army from Aug. 13, 1970 to Feb. 15, 1972, having been stationed in Oklahoma and Texas. Upon his discharge Dave and Lucy returned to New England and he began a 25 year career as the head custodian for the St. Mary’s school. He then spent the next 15 years working for the City of New England.

He was on the volunteer fire department for 35 years. He served as Secretary for 13 of those 35 years, and as the Chief for a five. He enjoyed playing softball, going fishing, and traveling.

Dave is survived by his three children, Jennifer (Chris) Liden, Thief River Falls, Minn., Jarad Frank, Glendive, Mont., and Mark Frank, New England, N.D.; one grandson, Liam Liden; four siblings: Ed (Marge) Frank, Lincoln, N.D., Josephine Wosepka, Vancouver, Wash., Willie (Val) Frank, Hettinger, N.D. and Aaron Frank, Dickinson, N.D.; sister-in-law, Karen Frank, New England, N.D.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucy on September 10, 2011; his parents; and two brothers, Al and Ernie Frank.

Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson, N.D. was in charge of arrangements

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