Frankie A. Bladt (1918 - 2009)

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Funeral services for Frankie A. Bladt, 91, were conducted by Pastor Keith Menter on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at Elk Horn Lutheran Church in Elk Horn, Iowa. Interment was in the Elk Horn Lutheran Cemetery. Casket bearers were grandsons: Scott Christensen, Jerry Christensen, Grant Christensen, Mike Christensen, John Magnussen and Kent Magnussen. Kessler Funeral Home in Audubon was in charge of the arrangements.
Frankie Annabelle Bladt, the daughter of Thorvald and Stella Justesen Jorgensen, was born Feb. 26, 1918, at her parents' home in Oakfield Township, Audubon County, Iowa and died Sept. 20, 2009, at the Salem Lutheran Homes in Elk Horn, Iowa at the age of 91 years, 6 months, and 24 days.
Frankie was baptized in the Baptist Church. She attended rural school Sharon No. 7. Frankie then helped at home and worked for other people.
On Oct. 10, 1936, she was united in marriage to Arnold R. Bladt in Rockport, Miss. Three daughters Carol, Myrna, and Vicky and one son Dean Bladt, were born to this union. They lived in Audubon for a short time, then farmed in the Elk Horn-Kimballton, area for ten years. In 1955 they moved to Kimballton. Frankie was a homemaker and helped raise her family. In 1966, they moved to Elk Horn, and Frankie worked at the Elk Horn Brand Egg Produce for several years until she retired. During retirement Frankie helped care for Arnold who suffered from ill health. Arnold died Feb. 13, 1987. Frankie enjoyed her home, then moved to the Salem Lutheran Homes in Elk Horn in March of 2000.
Frankie was a baptized, confirmed, and has been a member of the Elk Horn Lutheran Church since 1945.
Preceding her in death, in addition to her husband, were her children: Carol Magnussen, Dean Bladt, and Myrna Christensen; her grandchildren: Janell Jo Magnussen and Joseph Wolken; her parents; her sisters: Lavonne and husband Chris Bladt and Opal and husband Lyle Faaborg.
Survivors include her daughter Vicky and husband Daniel Wolken of Hereford, Ariz.; her son-in-law John Christensen of Harlan; her grandchildren: Scott Christensen, Jerry Christensen, Grant Christensen, Michael Christensen, John Magnussen, Kent Magnussen, Karla Kommes, Linda Bybee, and Jamie Turner, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Published in AUDUBON COUNTY ADVOCATE JOURNAL from Oct. 1 to Oct. 2, 2009