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William Frederick Frank

February 7, 1943December 28, 2020
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William Frederick Frank was born February 7, 1943 in Houston, Texas to Ferdinand and Bess Lee (Boekelmann) Frank. He died December 28, 2020 in Temple, Texas. He was 77 years old. Bill is survived by Marilyn Wilson Frank, his wife of almost 54 years, 3 daughters, 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Daughters Karin Magera (spouse, John Magera), Kathryn Hess (spouse, Terry Hess) and Jennifer Gooch (spouse, Russell Gooch) Grandchildren Emily Mullen (spouse, Donovan Mullen), Amanda Strittmatter (spouse, Michael Strittmatter), Sarah Hess, Adam Magera, Matthew Hess (spouse,Heather Hess), Sophia Gooch, Garrett Gooch, Allison Magera, and Zachary Gooch Great grandchildren Leo, Grace, and Holly Mullen, and Levi and Luna Hess. Bill is also survived by a sister, Victoria Frank Rogers of Elizabeth City, North Carolina. After graduating from the University of Houston in 1967, Bill embarked on an accounting career before becoming an early pioneer in computer programming. The company he founded with his wife, BMF Computers, developed accounting software that was used by newspaper companies across the United States for decades. After their daughters were grown, he and Marilyn traveled often. Some of their favorite destinations were Aruba, Alaska, Yellowstone National Park, and Australia. A resident of Temple, Texas for more than 40 years, Bill and Marilyn also had a home-away-from-home in Bonita Springs, Florida where they spent half of the year for over a decade with other snowbirds who became life-long friends. Bill was gifted musically and played piano as a child until baseball won his attention. As an adult, he loved boats and fishing, cars, war movies, and historical military novels. He adored his grandfather and cherished having his own grandchildren. He will be remembered for his quick wit, love of chatting with neighbors, and his devotion to his wife and family. He will be missed. Parkinson’s disease was a transformative challenge at the end of Bill’s life. To honor his memory please consider contributing to the Parkinson’s Foundation at https://www.apdaparkinson.org. A visitation for William will be held Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 9:00 AM at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home, Temple, Texas. A funeral service will follow at 10:00 AM, at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home, Temple, Texas. A burial will be at 2:00pm at Pilgrim's Rest Cemetery, Bellville, Texas. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.crawfordbowerstemple.com for the Frank family.

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 2, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, January 2, 2021

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Marilyn Frank

January 20, 2021

A message was left from Bill Thomas to our family on this forum and I would so like to contact him. If you read this notice Billy Thomas, please contact me at Marilyn Wilson Frank on Facebook. My Bill talked about you frequently and it meant so much to me to see your post.

Patricia Monteleone

January 7, 2021

Bill, my favorite computer geek and good friend for years. All of those trips to Iowa to the newspapers. Damon Cruce driving and scaring us both to our wits end so many times.

Marilyn always talking on the phone with us and always such a beautiful lady. We shared our love of genealogy. I wish her well and know how strong she is.

Such fond memories.

Take care and we will stay in touch.

RIP Bill.

Teresa Cassidy

January 6, 2021

We at Seniors Complete Insurance are saddened to hear of Bill's passing. We would like the family to know it was an honor to serve him the past 10 years with his insurance needs. We know that he will be greatly missed. Sincerely, Teresa Cassidy and Staff

Louise Warner-Badger

January 1, 2021

Marilyn, I am so very sorry for your loss. May the Lord enfold you and your family in his everlasting love and give you strength and comfort. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Louise

Rod and Benita Henry

December 31, 2020

To the Franks family, our hearts are saddened on the news ... and yet we are blessed to be able to call Bill a friend and neighbor. Our thoughts and prayers to the family.

Bill Thomas

December 31, 2020

Vicky I remember the good times we all enjoyed on Pecore and Redan streets!! With regrets as I am only one day older than he is. My sincere condolences. A lot of good memories from back then. It was a different world from what we have today. Of course I have not seen Bill in over fifty years.

James and Vickie Houck

December 30, 2020

Marilyn, so sorry to hear about Bill. We enjoyed Bill and his sense of humor!! I’ll always remember him walking around BLRV park and playing bean bag and Bingo! The park just won’t be the same. He will be greatly missed! Prayers for peace during this difficult time.

Billy & Margie Moore

December 30, 2020

Our prayers are with your family at this very hard time. Your loved one now rest in our Lord's hands.

Billy & Margie Moore

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