In Memory of Helen Frank

Private family services will be held.

St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church
1048 Campbell St. N.
Prescott WI, 54021

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Helen Bernice Frank, age 91 of Prescott, WI, passed away June 14, 2020 at the Kinnic Health & Rehab in River Falls.  Helen was born June 24, 1928 to Thomas and Elizabeth (Maloney) Carlin.  She graduated from Preston High School, with the Class of 1946.  On September 10, 1949, Helen was united in marriage to Allan Frank.  Their marriage was blessed with seven children, Cheryl, Dennis, Laurie, Teresa, Paula, George, and Janelle.

Helen was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, who graciously provided for her family as homemaker.  She was an unbelievable cook, with the family’s favorites being her homemade potato salad and cheesy scalloped potatoes.  She loved her family well, and made sure that holidays were special with an abundance of food, cookies, treats, and memories.  She adored the little people in her life, and cherished her visits with them.  Helen delighted in her time with family, and always looked forward to the Carlin Cuzzins Camp each year.  Helen was a big fan of the Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Vikings and loved cheering on her teams.  She also enjoyed watching high school sports.  In her earlier years, Helen was an avid bowler and enjoyed bowling league.  Helen had a fun loving spirit and was especially proud of her Irish heritage.

Helen will remain in the hearts of her children Cheryl (Mike) Schommer, Dennis Frank, Laurie (Mike) Hoikka, Teresa (Mitch) Kulseth, Paula (Pat) Green, George Frank, and Janelle Frank (Greg); special friend and daughter-in-law, Shelly Frank; 16 grandchildren:  Mike Schommer, Melissa (Damien) Ceman, Jason (Amy) Schommer, Julie (Jeff) Ryan, Sarah Frank, Eric Frank, Tiffany (Josh) Segal, Brandon (McKenzie) Hoikka, Angela Hoikka, Curran Kulseth, Alicia (Frank) Frazier, Nate (Miranda) Green, Tim Green (Nissa), Laura Green (Tom), and Katie Cederholm (Marcos); 28 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Marie Carlin; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Allan; 9 siblings; and her parents.

Private family services will take place at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Prescott with Pastor Timothy Rosenow officiating.  Helen will be buried next to her husband at Pine Glen Cemetery in Prescott.  In memory of Helen, memorials are preferred to St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Funeral services are entrusted to the O’Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Home of Prescott (715) 262-5404.


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  • So sorry to read that dear Helen passed away recently. She was a wonderful and very caring lady. Sincere sympathy to all her family for their loss. Cathy Martin

  • To Helen’s family,

    So very sorry to hear of Helen’s passing. Such a kind and caring lady and it shows in all of you. May you find comfort during this difficult time through fond memories of her. Peace and God bless.

  • To the family of Helen Frank,
    So sorry for the loss of your mom! I was so sad to hear that she had passed. You were lucky to have had her with you for so long, as I was with my mom, Leona Rice, your mom’s old bowling buddy and dear friend. I’m glad they will be together in heaven now. She was a great lady, Always friendly and so much fun. She will be missed…you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • To the Family of Helen: What a blessing that you all are a part of this strong and united family. Helen was a key foundation to this family and truly was a matriarch. Pete and I send our sincerest comforting thoughts and prayers to you all! Peace and healing will come! Thinking of you all! Pete and Cindy.

  • To my classmate Cheryl:

    I didn’t know your mom, but wanted you to know I’m thinking of you. Please take care of yourself In this time of loss.

  • To all of Helen’s family
    She was just the best person. She cared for so many people and loved all of you so much. I’ll never forget her stories. She made me laugh. We had so much fun on the kitchen at Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church. By the time she told me she baked 9 different birthday cakes I believe the month was July. Sending love and prayers to all of you. She will be missed by many and was loved by all who know her. God bless you all

  • Dear Helen Frank Family. Your Mother was so Kind and Loving! She could bake O Boy it was good. I remember bowling with her and her team We all had a crazy time. Sorry for your Loss! She will be with you all in your Memories.