Frank Ehno Folkerts was born July 14, 1937, in Bancroft, Iowa, the son of Ehno and Elsie (Smidt) Folkerts. He grew up near Titonka and was baptized and confirmed at the Ramsey Reformed Church. He graduated from the Titonka High School in 1955. After his schooling, he began farming and served in the National Guard.
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.
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We just learned about Frank's passing. Somehow we missed seeing it in area newspapers, or we would have attended. I am so sorry to learn of his passing. Our sincere sympathy to the entire family.
Karen & John Monson, Forest City
May God grant you peace at this time-my sympathies to all
Thinking of all of you at this difficult time🙏🏻. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Wrapping you all in thoughts and prayers. Let your memories be your treasure. - Laura
God be with you Janice, Deb, and Dennis and families. Your dad was a very special man. May you remember all your great memories together. Our deepest prayers.
Love, Bob and Nita
My Sympathies to you. Thinking of you.
May Frank Rest In Peace and May the arms of Jesus surround and comfort you, Janice and the whole family. I have so many great memories thru the years. God Bless the memory of Frank. 🙏
So many memories with this family. Know you are in my thoughts and prayers as you let your father and husband fly free. Prayers for comfort and peace.
May God's peace and grace comfort you at this time.
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