Curtis W. Frank

Curtis W. Frank

FAIRFAX — Curtis W. Frank, age 68, of Fairfax passed away unexpectedly Thursday, August 30th in Renville County.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 11 a.m.. at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Fairfax with Father Jeffrey Horesji and Father Bill Sprigler officiating. Military Honors by the Fairfax Honor Guard.

Visitation will be Tuesday, Sept. 4, from 4 to 8 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Fairfax and will continue one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. A Prayer Service will be at 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

Curtis William Frank was born on Feb. 18, 1950, in Sleepy Eye. He was the son of Andrew and Delores (Timm) Frank. Curtis was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth, both at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Fairfax. He received his education in Fairfax and was a graduate of the Fairfax High School Class of 1968.

On Dec. 5, 1968, Curtis entered active military service and served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He received the NDSM, Sharpshooter (Rifle M-16) and Expert (Rifle M-14) Medals. Curtis was Honorably Discharged on Nov, 5, 1971.

On Oct. 23, 1976, Curtis was united in marriage to Brenda Linsmeier at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Fairfax. After their marriage the couple resided in Fairfax. He was self-employed as a carpenter. Curtis and Brenda shared 41 years of marriage.

Curtis was a lifelong and active member of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Fairfax and a lifetime member of the VFW.

Curtis enjoyed fishing, and was an avid football fan, especially the Minnesota Vikings. He cherished the time he spent with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Curtis is survived by his wife, Brenda Frank of Fairfax; children, Jocelyn Osborn and her husband, Joe of Zimmerman, Alan Frank and his wife, Amanda of New Ulm, and Julie Dreier and her husband, Alan of Sauk Rapids; grandchildren, MacKenzie Frank, Weston Frank, Sawyer Frank; siblings, Jim Frank of Fairfax, Judy Lanus of Brandon, Kenneth “Corky” Frank and his wife, Loretta of Fairfax, and Linda Crain and her husband, Pat of Franklin; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Curtis was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Delores Frank; a brother in infancy; brother, Don Frank; and brother-in-law, Larry Lanus.

Arrangements by the Hauser-Hantge Chapels in Fairfax. Online Obituaries and Guest Book available at