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Lyle F Frank

April 8, 1922 to March 7, 2012
Lyle Fraser Frank, 89, of Port Huron, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 while vacationing in Florida.

He was born April 8, 1922 in Port Huron to the late Fred and Rozena Frank. He married Shirley Powell on December 29, 1945 in First Congregational Church, Port Huron.

A 1939 graduate of Port Huron High School, Lyle attended Port Huron Junior College. He serviced in the U.S. Army with the 355th Engineers Regiments, building roads and bridges in Europe during World War II. He earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Michigan State University. He worked for the City of Port Huron for several years before joining the St. Clair County Road Commission in 1955, retiring as Director of Engineering in 1984 after 29 years of dedicated service.

Lyle’s great pleasures in life were times spent with family and his many dear friends. He enjoyed tending his lawn and gardens, traveling, golfing and photography. He was a member of First Congregational Church, serving on many boards and committees. Upon retirement, he served on the Salvation Army Advisory Board for 21 years. He was a life member of Port Huron Lodge #58 F. & A.M., the American Legion Charles Hammond Post #8, and the Veterans Club. He was also a proud member of the Blue Water Area Board of the Michigan State University Alumni Association.

He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Shirley; two daughters, Cheryl Frank and Laura Frank; a sister, Lois Hitzemann of Grand Rapids; sisters-in-law, Jean Brogan, Carolyn Barker and Connie Warren; several nieces and nephews; and special friend, Bernie Lyons. He was preceded in death by a brother, Leslie Frank; a sister, Lucy Warren; and brothers-in-law, Fred Warren, Jim Brogan and Bob Barker.

Visitation will be 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Sunday and 7-9 p.m. Monday in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home. A Masonic memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March13, 2012 in First Congregational Church. The Reverend Dr. Thomas Seppo will officiate.

Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted under the auspices of the St. Clair County Allied Veterans Council.

Memorials may be made to First Congregational Church.
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