Paul Frank

MONTEZUMA - Paul Frank, age 81, died Jan. 23, 2021 at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City, KS. The youngest child of Edward and Elizabeth Frank, Paul Leroy Frank, was born at home in rural Haskell County on Oct. 3, 1939. Paul grew up with his brother and sisters on the family farm in rural Kansas. Paul married Virginia Rocha on Jan. 15, 1963 at the First United Methodist Church in Garden City, KS. 

Paul is survived by his wife, Virginia Frank of Montezuma, KS; children, Paula Wamsley of Golden, CO, Susie Ellis of Fort Collins, CO, Jennifer Frank Lyngnes of Carmel Valley, CA, Phillip Frank of Dodge City, KS, and JoAnne Layton of Kersey, CO; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sisters, Mary Lou Doris of Dodge City, KS, and Jennie Wiswell of Shell Knob, MO. Preceding Paul in death are his parents; and four siblings.

Funeral service will be held at Salem Mennonite Church, Copeland, KS, on February 7, 2021 at 10:30 a.m.  Burial will follow at Salem Mennonite Cemetery.  Visitation will be at Swaim Funeral Chapel, Montezuma, KS., on Feb. 6, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. In recognition of the care provided to Paul and his family over the year, memorials are suggested to Heartland Cancer Center or Bethel Home in care of the funeral home.  Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guest book at

Posted online on February 03, 2021