Frank C. Waldvogel, 86

Frank C. Waldvogel, age 86 of Burtrum, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at the St Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minnesota.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 18 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grey Eagle with Rev. Ronald Dockendorf officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery with military honors by the Melrose Veterans Honor Guard.

Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. on Friday at the church in Grey Eagle.

Frank Carl Waldvogel was born July 1, 1925 in Grey Eagle Township, Todd County, Minnesota to John and Mildred (Marty) Waldvogel. He served in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946, stationed in Germany and France. On October 15, 1946 he married June Rohde at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grey Eagle. He managed the Municipal Liquor in Grey Eagle for 20 years and dairy farmed until 2001.  Frank was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed spending time with his family.

He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grey Eagle and the Schanhaar-Otte VFW Post 7050 of Melrose.

Survivors include his wife, June Waldvogel of Burtrum; children, Gene (Connie) Waldvogel of Grey Eagle, Lavonne (Dennis) Sprenger of Alexandria, and Lonnie (Judy) Waldvogel of Melrose; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Frank was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mildred Waldvogel; daughter, Mary Ann Waldvogel; step-father, Anton Berens; brother, Ray Waldvogel; and sister, Loretta Heisick.

Serving as casket bearers will be Jim Athmann, Curly Wiehoff, Micky Kramer, Vern Klasen, Don Van Drehle, Gene Rademacher, and Don Salzmann. Cross bearer will be Cory Trautman and scripture bearer will be Chris Sprenger. Gift bearers will be Dawn Shay and Shawn Waldvogel.  Reader will be Dennis Waldvogel. Eucharistic Ministers will be Galen and Geraldine Allen.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Grey Eagle.