On July 24, 1959, Frank was united in marriage to Janice Hulme in Buffalo Center. After their marriage, they lived and farmed near Titonka. Frank enjoyed collecting and restoring old John Deere tractors. He was very proud of the fact that two of his tractors earned a spot in the Waterloo Expo in 1991.
Frank enjoyed his tractors, collecting crocks, go-karts, snowmobiling and playing golf. He suffered a stroke in the fall of 2000 and since has enjoyed legos, putting together puzzles, playing suduko, numerics and playing cards with friends who visited. He was a member of the United Methodist Church.
Frank died Wednesday, January 29, 2020, at his home near Titonka. He was 82.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Janice of Titonka; children, Debra and Gene Uken of Titonka; Denis Folkerts and Scott Poole of Urbandale; grandchildren, Katie and Kenton Schroder; Sara and Sawyer Hrdlicka; Juan, Mark and Jose; siblings, Ann (Don) Tegtmeyer of Britt; Wanda Douglas of Worthington, MN; Ronald (Karen) Folkerts of Titonka; brother-in-law, David (Lynn) Sleper of Columbia, MO, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Gary Folkerts; sister, Elaine Sleper and step-mother, Myrtle Folkerts.