In Memory of

Otto Frangenberg

March 19, 1910 - August 5, 2012
Otto Frangenberg was born on March 19, 1910, in Leonore, Illinois. He was the 9th of 14 children born to Katherine (Tutschin) and William Frangenberg, When Otto was 4 years old, the family boarded a train and moved to Iowa, where they spent 6 years in Anthon, and another 6 years in Merrill before settling on a farm near Marcus in 1926. Otto helped his family on the farm, and was later hired on to help other area farmers. On June 6, 1938, he married Pearl Heinis at Holy Name Catholic Church. They farmed near Marcus. They were blessed with three children, Connie, Ed and Mary Beth. Otto dedicated himself to farming. Although he and Pearl moved into town in 1952, he continued to help with the farm operation--still hauling grain at the age of 95. When their physical health began to fail, the couple moved to the Heartland Care Center in 2010. Otto passed away there on Sunday, August 5, 2012, at the age of 102. He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers: William, Fred, Henry, Edmund, Anthony and George; seven sisters: Sister Sophia, Frances, Elnora, Anne, Agnes, Bernadine and Catherine; a son-in-law, Larry Haack, and daughter-in-law, Jerri Frangenberg. He is survived by his wife Pearl; his children and their families: Connie Haack of Marcus, Ed Frangenberg of Radcliffe, IA, and Mary Beth and her husband, Steve Bouchard of Marcus; 9 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 8, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus.
Father Dan Guenther
Kirk Haack Roger Haack Jeremy Bouchard Cory Bouchard Marty Frangenberg Brett Frangenberg
Visitation will begin at 3:00 on Tuesday, August 7, at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Chapel at 100 Eagle Avenue in Marcus. The family will be present from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will follow at 7:00 p.m.
Organist- Steve Smith Vocalists Lisa Mayer Holy Name Funeral Choir
Holy Name Catholic Cemetery, Marcus


Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“You will be missed. I will always remember you in your "bibbed overalls" and the kindness you and Aunt Pearl showed to me and my sister when we lived in Marcus. I still remember living there when Butchie was in the hospital.My thoughts and prayers are with you all.”
- Linda Heinis Jacobson
Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“I have a lot of great memories of Otto having spent so much time with you growing up. You are in my prayers.”
- Carol (Gates) Mullen
Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Please know that our thoughts are with you. Ott was a good man and I always enjoyed getting to see him at the coffee shop every time I made it back to Marcus.”
- Dan Steffen
Monday, August 6, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“We are so sorry to hear that Grandpa Otto passed away. We will keep the family in our prayers.”
- Kirk and Denise Haack and family
Monday, August 6, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Terry and I are sorry to hear of your loss. I know he will be greatly missed.”
- Annette Thompson
Monday, August 6, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“You have my deepest condolences. I have many fond memories of my childhood that revolve around Otto and all us in the neighborhood. ”
- Jerry Steffen
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