Werner D. Frankamp
February 18, 1931 – November 9, 2019
Werner Douglas Frankamp passed away peacefully into the arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on November 9, 2019, with family by his side. He was born on February 18, 1931 in Scottsville, KS to Ernest and Daisy (Atwater) Frankamp, the fourth of nine children.
He attended and graduated from a one-room school in Kansas and moved to Minnesota with his family not long after graduation. He was drafted during the Korean War and served honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps until his discharge. He met his wife of 50 years, Delores Junker, in Minnesota. They married in 1960 and had one daughter, Lisa.
Werner liked to say that he had three primary jobs during his lifetime, each lasting approximately 20 years. The first job was farming, which he began learning as a child under his father’s guidance. The second was as a Field Project Supervisor for the Gamble Corporation, setting up hardware stores in the 5-state area and beyond. The third was managing and caretaking apartment complexes. In his retirement he enjoyed woodworking and creating toys for children. He also enjoyed helping make and fix things for his neighbors. He was preceded in death by his wife, Delores; parents, Ernest and Daisy; brothers, Gene Marvin, Leon, Dale; and two baby sisters. He is survived by his daughter, Lisa (Bill) Distad; sister, Consie Barnard; brother, Paul (Judy); many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. He will be missed. Memorials to Salvation Army.
- Salvation Army
- Funeral Service Friday, November 15, 2019
- Burial Friday, November 15, 2019
Werner D. Frankamp
November 13, 2019
We cannot think of Uncle Werner without remembering his laugh and the gleam in his eye as he told his latest funny story. He was loving and true, and we will miss him--but as we contemplate his deliverance from earth, we also remember how he spoke lovingly and confidently of His Saviour, Jesus Christ, which comforts our hearts with the assurance that we will see him again. Cousin Lisa and Uncle Paul, please know I love you, and I'm holding you in prayer and trusting God to comfort your hearts.