Gerard Frank

Gerard Anthony “Tony” Frank, 65, of Green Bay passed away Sept. 12, 2020 because of complications of heart disease.

Born Feb. 18, 1955 in Port Washington, he is the son of the late Harold and Audrey (Mitchell) Frank. He spent his childhood in Port Washington, Milwaukee, New Holstein, and Chilton. He graduated from Chilton High School in 1973 and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 1978. He held numerous jobs during his life, including teaching, advertising, writing, doing inventories, and working at Kohl’s.

Tony loved to read, spend time with his children and grandchildren, shop at thrift stores, listen to music, and bike. He had a big heart and would do anything for his children and grandchildren. He had a calm and gentle disposition and his sense of humor was unmatched. He could make anyone laugh in his quiet, witty way.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy; children Nicolette (Charlie) Kopplin, Katherine (Daniel) Friesema, and Paul Frank (special friend Cecilia Stewart); grandsons Walter, Nicholas, and Anthony Kopplin, and Samuel and Franklin Friesema; sisters Jane Roy and Ginny (Vern) Stuve; brothers Mitchell (Wendy) and Darrell (special friend Teresa Trawitske); and many beloved nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by parents Harold and Audrey Frank; mother-in-law and father-in-law Kenneth J. and Sylvia Woelfel; brothers David, Gordy, and Wayne Frank; brother-in-law Dale Roy; sister-in-law Laurie Frank; brother-in-law Kenneth P. Woelfel; niece-in-law Sarah Frank; and his beloved golden retriever, Madeline.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Oct. 3 at Sepia Chapel, 3562 Finger Rd., Green Bay from 9 to 11 a.m. with a memorial service to follow, the Rev. Ginny Stuve presiding.

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