Frank Patrick Nold
February 27, 1936 – June 3, 2018
Born 2-27-36 in Detroit, Michigan to Daniel Arthur Nold and Della Blue Laisure Nold, entered eternal life on June 3, 2018 in Henderson, NV. Frank lived a full, successful life with his beautiful wife Frances (Ellen) Nold. They had 4 children, Michael Nold of LaSalle, Michigan, Joseph Nold of Las Vegas, NV, Jeannie (Bruce) Cloud of Macomb Twp, Michigan and Daniel (Courtenay) Nold of Noblesville, Indiana. Frank started his military career in 1953 as a flight engineer for the United States Air Force, and served in the tail end of the Korean War. Frank was honorably discharged in 1957. In 1956, Frank joined Seymour Lichter in a new venture and they founded Foam Rubber Products in Detroit, Michigan. They later moved to Monroe, Michigan before landing in their final destination of New Castle, Indiana. During his early career, Frank attended Wayne State University. Frank was instrumental in developing a patent for a bonded foam process which later became the basis of school bus seats. He testified in front of Congress on several occasions regarding school bus seat regulations and was instrumental in the push for safer school bus seats and backs. In 1963, Frank opened a branch of Foam Rubber Products in Biloxi, Mississippi to service Lazy Boy Furniture. Before his retirement in 2014, he had grown Foam Rubber Products into a multi-plant, multi-state corporation that had started on a second floor in a rented warehouse. During his lifetime, Frank opened many business ventures across the United States. He was a true entrepreneur. Frank loved to boat and every summer, he would circumnavigate around Lake Superior seeing the beautiful scenery in his yacht, the Jean Marie, the Jean Marie II, the Jean Marie III, and the Jean Marie IV. After giving up boating, he and Ellen purchased an RV and went across the country traveling to see the western states and Mexico. Although he was not as fond of the RV as he was the yacht, he did enjoy his time with Ellen. Frank was a very philanthropic with his success, although he never wanted it published. He was instrumental in building a new animal shelter in New Castle, Indiana, donated to many local and national charities and would sometimes just hand money to someone he knew was down on their luck to help them jump start back. He loved to give gifts and he never wanted a thanks or anything in return. Frank was a man of high integrity and was fiercely loyal to his friends and family. Frank leaves behind his current spouse Maria, a brother; Daniel (Rene) Nold of St. Petersburg, FL, sons; Michael, Joseph and Daniel, a son-in-law, Bruce, daughter Jeannie (who until the end was the apple of his eye), and daughter-in-law, Courtenay. Grandchildren: Patrick, Joseph and Michael Nold, Colin Cloud, Whitney and Daniel Nold, Heather Winner, four great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Frank was also survived by four stepchildren, Dominic A. Barbin; Ecaterina David; Justin Barbin; and Sarah B. Fly. He was preceded in death by his first wife Ellen Nold, and his sister, Jane Roy. Celebration of Life Services will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 23, 2018 from 4-6pm at Palm Mortuary, 1600 S. Jones Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89146; in New Castle, Indiana on June 23, 2018 at 10am at Snedigars, 1914 I Ave., New Castle, IN 47362; and on July 14, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan at St. Josaphat Roman Catholic Church, 715 E. Canfield St., Detroit, Michigan 48201, Visitation at 9:30am and Service at 10am. Reception to follow. Contributions can be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society, 1201 E. Maryland St., Indianapolis, IN 46202 in the memory of Frank & Ellen Nold.
- Memorial Gathering Saturday, June 23, 2018
Frank Patrick Nold
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June 8, 2018
RIP Frank, I have not see Frank in many years.
He was friends with my brother in law , Larry
Wechter and Joe Schaffer for many years.
I remember how kind and generous he was😘