Cover photo for Delos Frank's Obituary
Delos Frank Profile Photo

Delos Frank

d. September 1, 2018

Delos Dean Frank, 91, passed away Saturday September 1st at The Cedars of Austin, Minnesota. Born in Carpenter, Iowa to Rufus and Nettie (Bendickson)Frank June 26, 1927. Lived and attended school in Carpenter until 1938, then moved to Toeterville, Iowa. He continued school in Toeterville and graduated from St. Ansgar High School in 1945. After graduation, he moved with his parents to a farm in the Lyle area where he started farming with his father. On September 12, 1949, he married Dolores Reinartz at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Rose Creek, Minnesota. They farmed in the Lyle area until he retired Delos and Dolores were partners in just about everything they did from farming to delivering seed. And the partnership extended into community volunteer activities. and many trips across the country. First and foremost, he was a farmer and was proud to have farmed for 61 years. He was always interested in new ways of doing things on the farm. In 1970, he started Frank Seed Service, which he ran successfully until he retired at the age of 80. He enjoyed seeing his customers every year. It was common to have a customer, friend or neighbor stop in the office and a pot of coffee and hour later a little business and a lot of fun was had. Delos was very active in farm and civic organizations. He served as a long-time board member of the Mower County Farm Bureau. Delos was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Lyle. A longtime member of the Lyle Lions Club and spent 30 years on the Nevada Township Board. Also served on state and county Township officer’s association. He was also a campaign chairman for Congressman Al Quie. Delos was involved in many local and state committees and GOP politics and always enjoyed seeing and talking with people from around the state. He was deeply committed to service to the community and was proud to see his children and grandchildren continue that role. Survivors include his wife, Dolores; six children, Vernon of Faribault, MN, Stanley (Janice) of Medford, MN, Ronald (Beverly) of Lyle, MN, Carol Frank (Don Atkinson) of Lacrosse, WI, Wayne (Karen) and Leslie of Lyle, MN; nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. And Many nieces and nephews He was preceded in death by his parents Rufus and Nettie, and his sister, Dixie (Chuck) Warrington of St. Ansgar IA. Thank You. Delos, Del, Husband, Dad, Grandpa, Great Grandpa, and Friend to Many. We would like to thank the staff at the Cedars of Austin. And Dr Ross and the Staff at Mitchell county Regional Health Care Center for the care in his final months. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 am on Monday, September 10, 2018 at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Lyle with Father Swaminatha Pothireddy officiating. Friends may call from 4-7 pm on Sunday at Mayer Funeral Home and also one hour before the service at the church on Monday. Interment will be in Woodbury Cemetery in Lyle.

Service Information


Woodbury Cemetery

Lyle MN

Public Viewing

Sunday, September 9 2018
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Mayer Funeral Home
600 2nd Street NW P.O. Box 27
Austin MN 55912

Funeral Service

Monday, September 10 2018
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Queen of Peace Catholic Church

Lyle MN 55953

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Delos Frank, please visit our flower store.


Visits: 0

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree