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Pierce Brothers Turner & Stevens Mortuary

1136 East Las Tunas Drive, San Gabriel, CA

OBITUARY

Myron "Mike" Frisk

December 16, 1939January 18, 2020
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Myron Lee Frisk (Mike), 80 years old of Rosemead, California, passed away on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Garfield Medical Center. He was born on December 16, 1939 in Burlington, Iowa, and raised in Columbus Junction. After graduating from High School in 1957, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. After completing his service, he moved to California in 1963 where he met his loving wife of 55 years, Romie Guardia Frisk. Mike leaves behind two daughters, Diana Frisk (Chris) and Joanne Adams (Frank) and his beloved grandchildren Kelsey Fees, Kaylon Fees, Haley Adams, Brylie Streit and Hannah Adams. He is brother to Dayle Frisk (CA) and Lorna Harris (TX) and is preceded in death by his parents Leonard and Bonnie Frisk (IA), his sisters Myrna Larkin and Vicki Cecil (IA) and brother Roger (Pink) Frisk (CA). He was a loving uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Mike will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He loved attending all our family gatherings and enjoyed listening to his favorite artists, The Rolling Stones, The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac and of course, Elvis Presley- The King of Rock and Roll. He was a life long fan of the Dallas Cowboys, the St. Louis Cardinals and the Iowa Hawkeyes. Mike was quite a character; always joking and made everyone laugh. He leaves a tremendous void in our lives and will be dearly missed by all.

Services

  • Memorial Service Thursday, January 30, 2020
  • Prayer Service Thursday, January 30, 2020
  • Reception Thursday, January 30, 2020

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Mark Luera

January 30, 2020

Only knew you from a far BUT, you’d always smile as I waved.

Condolences to The Family.

Rest In Peace Mr. Frisk

Mark Luera
(Muscatel Neighbor)

Diana Frisk

January 26, 2020

Daddy, I know we'll see each other again someday, but until then, I'll always love and miss you. I'll miss you at our restaurant lunches, family get togethers, your phone calls to have me order something on Amazon or post for you on Facebook. I'll miss your brutal honesty and sarcasm. But I promise to continue to be just like you. 😉. I will talk to you every day and always play the classic rock you loved, root for the Hawkeyes, Cardinals and Cowboys even though Jerry Jones pisses you off. We will be there for mom and make sure she's ok. Until we hug again dad, ✌️

Joanne Frisk-Adams

January 25, 2020

Dad, I can’t believe you’re gone. I just can’t wrap my brain around it. It will be so hard not seeing you walk through my door, with mom, at your granddaughter’s birthday party, and the family gatherings to follow. You had such a huge impact on all our lives, and now there’s a void. You raised me to be a strong woman and I know I’ll be ok. We will take care of Mom, don’t you worry about that. She’s a strong woman too. She took care of you all these years didn’t she? In your words, “she automatically gets sainthood “. haha Thanks for giving me great childhood memories and instilling family traditions that will be passed down to my children. I will miss you daddy. I will miss you telling me “good job kid”. Watch over us.
Love Jo ❤️

Larry Robertson

January 23, 2020

I'm thankful I had a good visit over the phone with Myron on or near the day of his birthday. We went all through scool together and nearly the same age. My birthday December 23. He was a good friend, good athlete and pretty scrappy. RIP Myron "Mike".

Alda Youse

January 22, 2020

I couldn’t’ have asked for a better brother-in-law. Mike Frisk was a caring and loving man. He loved my kids as they were growing up and as adults now. He especially loved my mom and dad. He was super great with them. When Mike came to California, he met my sister Romie, (his wife of 55 years). At the time my sister had a vacation trip planned to visit me and. my family in Del Rio , Texas, where we used to live. Well unbeknownst to my sister, Mike followed her to Texas and surprised her one evening at our front door. To this day I don’t know how he knew where we lived. That’s how much he loved her. (No GPS at the time). My family and I will miss him dearly. Rest In Peace Mike

Charla Howard

January 22, 2020

Uncle Mike was my mother's brother. He was a spit-fire of a man and I adored him for that! I model my own actions after him a lot ! Will miss him terribly! Rest in Peace great man!

Carmen Pohren

January 22, 2020

Uncle Myron was my mother's brother. He and my mom had a lot in common: he was the second oldest boy (out of 3), and she was the second oldest girl (out of 3); they were the only Frisk kids whose names started with the same letter (a trend my mother dived whole-heartedly into with her own children!); and both made FAMILY their top priority.
When I graduated high school, my parents asked what I wanted. I told them a trip to California to spend time with family out there. So I wrote a letter (no such thing as email or cell phones back then - and a call would've been LONG DISTANCE!) to Uncle Mike, asking to stay two weeks with him and Aunt Romie. He coordinated with my mother, and housed his grateful niece the majority of the time while I was out there. He took me to a Dodgers game and he made sure I went with Jo and Jen to Disneyland, Universal Studios, Magic Mountain - ALL the southern California tourist experiences! He always made sure that he drove us (at his OWN expense) where we needed to go - cussing the entire time at "bad" drivers, shaking that ever-present cigarette at them! ALL while forcing his daughter and nieces to listen to the oldies station on the radio!!!

What I wouldn't give to be able to listen to one last tirade of his in the car, then listen to him sing along with Elvis....
Love you, Uncle Mike. Hug Mom for me!

Shari Vonnahme

January 22, 2020

Uncle Mike was my mothers brother. Growing up with six kids in the family, they didn't have a lot of money. My mother Vicki always talked about they could not afford to get her a bike when she was little (she was the youngest of the 6 kids). Once Uncle Mike was older and got a job he bought one for her. She never forgot that and told this story often, as she knew if it wasn't for him she would have never had one. That family may not have had money but they were rich with love! We love you so much Uncle Mike and will miss you forever. Please watch over my beautiful Aunt Romie, Di, Jo and families as I love them all so very much! Please kiss Mom, Uncle Pink, Aunt Myrna and Grandma for me. I would love to be at that card table right now!

Dayle Frisk

January 21, 2020

Losing a brother is a big deal. I now have no brothers. My condolences to Romie and the girls.