Frank Messmore Jr.
Frank Arthur Messmore Jr., 89, Minot died on Sunday, March 25, 2012 in his home.
Frank was born on January 17, 1923 in Council Bluffs, Iowa to Frank & Nellie (Phillips) Messmore. Frank entered the Navy after graduating from Abraham Lincoln High School in Council Bluffs in 1942. He married Dagny Viola Christensen in Anacortes, WA on May 9, 1944. After retiring from his 20 year Navy career he became employed by Kinney Shoe Corporation and managed a shoe store from 1962 until 1985. He was a former Post Commander of the American Legion Post #434 in Chula Vista, CA. Frank and Vi moved to Minot in 1993. Vi died on March 28, 2006. Frank truly enjoyed all holidays and buying treats for family and friends.
Frank was preceded in death by his parents, wife, son Frank III and daughter-in-law Jeri.
Frank’s loving family includes a sister: Virginia “Ginnie” McClanahan of Council Bluffs, Iowa; sons: Danny (Andrea) Messmore of Minot and Larry Messmore of Otis Orchards, WA; daughter: Suzanne Hawkins of San Diego, CA; 13 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.
Intermentwill be with his wife in Memorial Park in Council Bluffs Iowa at a later date.
Booksigning: There will be no reviewal but friends may sign a memorial register on Thursday, March 29, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home- Minot.
Memorialsare preferred to the Salvation Army - Minot.