Frank D. Walkowe, son of the late Joseph and Frances (Zinc) Walkowe, was born on December 18, 1922 in Dearborn, Michigan, and went to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 3, 2013, at his residence near Cabool, Missouri, at 90 years of age.
Frank grew up and attended school in Michigan. He was united in marriage to Betty Moore on March 20, 1943. Seven children were born to this union. Frank started out farming in Michigan and when they moved to Missouri, they continued dairy and beef farming. Frank enjoyed farm life and taking care of his animals.
The great loves in Frank’s life were Betty, his family, his farm, and deer hunting. He was the best husband, father, and grandfather that any family could ever ask for.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Randy Walkowe; a great-grandson, Damien Miron; two brothers, William Walkowe and Joseph Walkowe; and one sister, Gertrude Moore.
He is survived his loving wife, Betty Walkowe of their home near Cabool; seven children, Dianne (Gerald) Peirce, Sharon Kleinschmidt, Gail (Kenneth) Miller, June Beaubien, Frank Walkowe, Denise (Rodney) Gerth, and Danette (Stanley) Ericson; 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and other relatives, neighbors and friends who will sadly miss him.
Mr. Walkowe was cremated under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mtn. Grove, Missouri.
The family will be having a memorial service for Mr. Walkowe on Saturday, April 27, 2013, in St. Michael Catholic Church in Cabool.