On Wednesday, June 9, 2021, Franklin J. Longwell of Springfield, Missouri, went to be with his Heavenly Father.
He was born on December 16, 1959 to Elvis and Carol Longwell in Belvidere, Illinois.
Frank had two great loves in his life: his children and his grandchildren. He believed in working hard and treating people with respect. Everyone he encountered was treated as a friend.
In 2015, Frank was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver and decided to spend his remaining years surrounded by family. Frank enjoyed gardening and working on projects with his children. He enjoyed passing on the extensive knowledge that he had gained over the years and sharing stories about his life, the good and the bad.
Frank was survived by son, Travis Longwell and wife Anne; daughter, Amy Perkins and husband Gary; son, Darren Johnson; daughter, Elizabeth Heisler and husband Robert; daughter, Stephanie Boscatto and husband Germán; and daughter, Sara Longwell; grandchildren, Ethan, Aaliyah, Morgan, Emma, Brooklyn, Evan, Scarlett, Willow, Olivia, Sophie, and Giovanni; brothers, Rob Longwell and wife Pam, and David Longwell; sisters, Diana Longwell Smith and husband David, Lisa Longwell O’Neil and husband Peter, and Jeanie Longwell.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elvis and Carol Longwell, and a brother, Stephen Longwell.
Frank lived a good life surrounded by those he loved most and will be deeply missed by those whose lives were blessed to be touched by his.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home with Germán Boscatto officiating. Song selections were “Daddy’s Hands,” “See You Again” and “Spirit In The Sky.” Travis Longwell, Ethan Longwell, Rob Longwell, Robert Heisler, Gary Perkins, and Germán Boscatto served as pallbearers. Burial was in Green Mountain Cemetery under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mountain Grove.