Frank E. Blake Jr.

January 8, 1930November 17, 2013

Frank Edward Blake Jr., 83, of Traverse City, passed away on November 17, 2013. He was born on January 8, 1930, the son of Frank Blake Sr. and Mabel Hall.

Frank married Lois Johnson in 1951, who passed away after 52 years of marriage. He married Mary Karmann in 2005. Frank graduated from the University of Illinois with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. He worked as a civil engineer and construction manager for many years both in the United States and overseas for Morrison-Knudson, retiring in 1985. In his free time, Frank enjoyed woodworking and visiting with his friends.

Frank is survived by his wife Mary Blake, children Steven (Yolanda) Blake, Susan (Danny) Eaton, Alan (Zsuzsanna) Blake, 10 grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, and first wife, Lois.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 23rd at 10 AM at St. Francis Catholic Church in Traverse City. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Munson Hospice House. Please share your fond memories and condolences at Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Home of Traverse City.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 23, 2013

Frank E. Blake Jr.

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November 22, 2013

We will miss our thoughtful, talented, happy, friend. Our prayers are with his family during this difficult time. Bill and Lee Smith