Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 16th at 2 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Farmington with Pastor Paul Burk officiating. Burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Farmington.
Relatives and friends may call to pay their respects at the Hafemeister Funeral Home on Thursday from
4 to 8 p.m. and at the church on Friday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. Memorials are suggested to the charity of one’s choice.
Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
Franklin was born in Farmington on October 4, 1930, son of Arthur and Frieda (Wille) Brunk. He graduated from Johnson Creek High School and served in the U.S. Army, during the Korean War.
On August 5, 1950, he married the former Ethyl Fortmann in Farmington.
Frank had been employed as a field mill operator in the Jefferson County area. He was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Farmington, where he remained a lifelong member, serving as a janitor, a member of the choir, dartball team and the men’s club. Franklin served on the Farmington Town Board for several years. He was also an Agribusiness member, the Johnson Creek American Legion Post #305 and was an officer of the AAL. Frank played softball and baseball in his earlier days and enjoyed playing cards, especially sheepshead, going out for fish fries and his brandy Manhattans.
Survivors include his wife, Ethyl of Johnson Creek; his children, Nancy (Leo) Koebler, Roger (Sue) Brunk ,Mark (Barb) Brunk, Sharon (Chris) Radloff; his grandchildren, Kristopher Kaun, Lindsay (Dan Weise) Kaun, Jamie (Jenni) Brunk, Courtney Brunk, Kim (Ryan) Petersen, Bryan Brunk, Shaun Brunk-Sellnow, Spc. Aaron Sellnow, Pvt. Bret Sellnow and four step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, seven step-great-grandchildren; his brothers, Melvin (Sandy) Brunk, Donald Brunk and Arthur (Elma) Brunk; a brother-in-law, John LaDien, a sister-in-law, Betty Fortmann, as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Frank was preceded in death by his parents; two grandchildren; a great grandchild; his brother, Wilmer Brunk; a sister, Vanita LaDien and s brother-in-law, Gordon Fortmann and son-in-law, James Sellnow.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Alden Estates and Rainbow Hospice for the fine care they provided for Frank.